Department of Animal Hygiene, Herdhealth and Veterinary Ethology

Last change: 18.07.2016 10:24
NameDepartment of Animal Hygiene, Herdhealth and Veterinary Ethology
Head of UnitKönyves László
Address1078 Budapest István u. 2.
Postal address1400 Budapest Pf. 2
Phone+361 478 4242
Fax+361 478 4243
Extension+361 478 4100 / 8500
LocationBuilding J II. Floor 202

History of the Department

The Department of Animal Hygiene was established as independent entity in 1962. The founder and its first Head, Professor Ferenc Kovács, has established the basic curriculum of animal hygiene and organised the teaching, research and advisory activity of the staff till 1990. As result of the joint efforts of the staff, animal hygiene gradually became one of the important teaching subjects, which comprised veterinary preventive medicine, environmental physiology, ethology of farm animals and element of herd-health programs. Since the beginning of the nineties the originally one and single discipline has been divided into two, independent, however closely related teaching subjects: veterinary applied ethology and animal hygiene. Because the teaching curricculum of animal hygiene involves the elements of herd health and because three elective courses (herd health management of cattle, swine and poultry operations) are offered for the Hungarian students the name of the department has been changed for Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd-Health and Veterinary Ethology.