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Animal Breeding, Nutrition and Laboratory Animal Science Department

About Us Units Animal Breeding, Nutrition and Laboratory Animal Science Department
+361 478 4124, +361 478 4120
+361 478 4100 / 8600, 8630
+361 478 4124
Head of Unit
Wagenhoffer Zsombor
1078 Budapest István u. 2.
Postal address
1400 Budapest Pf. 2
Building J. 3rd Floor

History of the Department

Teaching of animal breeding and management as well as animal nutrition (?dietetics?) has been on the preclinical training programme of the Budapest Veterinary School from 1787.

The year 1873 marked a milestone in the teaching of animal husbandry since the first Department for this discipline was founded even at the Veterinary School in Hungary. At that time B. Tormay was appointed head of the department. After him K. Monostori, O. Wellmann, J. Schandl, Z. Csukás and J. Márkus headed the department.

In 1963, a new Department, of Animal Nutrition, was detached from the original Department of Animal Husbandry, with J. Márkus as its first head and A. Horn was appointed professor of Animal Breeding.

The staff of Animal Nutrition – under the leadership of J. Bokori (from 1974 till 1990), and later S. Fekete (from 1990 till 2004) – took charge of a two-term course on feedstuffs and general nutrition science. Since 1974, introduction to the special aspects of livestock nutrition (i.e. the nutrition of various animal species) has also been separated from the training program of the Department of Animal Husbandry and referred to the competence of the Department of Animal Nutrition.

After the retirement of A. Horn (1980), his two past students and co-workers, J. Dohy (from 1980 till 1984) and I. Bodó (from 1984 till 1997) were appointed heads of the Department of Animal Breeding.

In 1997 the two separated parts and the laboratory-group have been joined as the Institute of Animal Breeding and Nutrition under the leadership of I. Bodó. In 1998 S. Fekete became the head of the institute, and the ?laboratory animal sciene? was integrated into the series of disciplines. Hence the new name: Institute for Animal Breeding, Nutrition and Laboratory Animal Science.

Between 2004 and 2006 J. Szabó was the head of the institute followed by I. Hullár from 2007 till nowadays.

The Department has 3 Units:

The educated subjects are as follows.
– Animal Breeding and Veterinary Genetics
– Nutrition I and II
– Laboratory animal science


The detailed information regarding teaching subjects is available in The Students Semester Guide Book (available from the Students Secretary Office).

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