Course: Diseases of Rabbits and Fur Animals

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Course title Diseases of Rabbits and Fur Animals
Course code 1230/V1KKZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Modrý David, Prof. MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Hofmannová Lada, MVDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (2 hours each) 1. Veterinary management of rabbit kept for meat and fur 2. Non-infectious and metabolic diseases of rabbits 3. The most important infectious diseases of rabbits 4. Veterinary management of nutrias breeding 5. Veterinary management of chinchillas breeding 6. Veterinary management of carnivorous fur animals (minks, foxed) Practical training (12 hours in total) 1. Seminar - Zoohygiene and diet of rabbits and fur animals 2. Rabbit and fur animal breeding in the Czech Republic

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The subject is direct to veterinary care in a commercial bred rabbits, farm raised herbivorous (nutria, chinchilla) and carnivorous (mink, foxes) fur bearing animals. The accent is lay to integrated approach to disease prevention and control (specificity of physiology, ethology, nutrition, reproduction, diagnostic of diseases, therapy and welfare).


Assessment methods and criteria
presence on lectures - optional but strongly recommended presence on seminars and breed visit - obligatory
Recommended literature
  • Blas, C. de, Wiseman, J. Nutrition of the Rabbit, 2nd Edition. 2010.
  • Frances Harcourt-Brown. Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 978-0-7506-4002-2.
  • Konrád, J. Chov kožešinových zvířat. MZLU Brno, 1996.
  • Konrád, J. Nemoci kožešinových zvířat. SZN, Praha, 1989.
  • Konrád, J. Nemoci králíků se základy hygieny chovu. SZN, Praha, 1974.
  • Lebas, F.; Coudert, P.; De Rochambeau, H.; Thebault, R.G. The Rabbit: Husbandry, Health and Production. FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization), Animal Production and Health Division: Rome, Italy, 1997. ISBN 92-5-103441-9.
  • Meredith, A. & Flecknell, P. Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery. BSAVA, 1 Telford Way, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AB, UK., 2000. ISBN 978 0 905214 96 2.
  • Quesenberry, K.E., Carpenter, J.W. Ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. St. Louis. ISBN 0721693776.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinární lékařství (01) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention - Winter