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Education Courses Pathology 1 – Mammalian pathology topics 1-35.

Pathology 1 – Mammalian pathology topics 1-35.

Method of evaluation
practical grade
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
veterinary (English)
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

This semester the first part of the mammalian pathology is discussed. The first 35 topics (out of 100) are lectured.

The lecture is scheduled on Tuesday from 10:15 till 11:00 am.

Lectures theme

1. week – 9th February

1. Developmental anomalies of the oral cavity, teeth and intestine
2. Enanthemas; different basic forms of stomatitis. Bovine papular stomatitis
3. Foot and mouth disease

2. week – 16th February

4. Bovine viral diarrhea
5. Various organ lesions due to necrobacillosis and actinobacillosis
6. Lesions and complications of stachybotryotoxicosis in mammals

3. week – 23rd February

7. Abnormal wearing of teeth
8. Regressive changes of teeth; pulpitis, gingivitis and paradentitis
9. Stenosis, dilatation and lesions of continuity in the esophagus

4. week – 2nd March

10. Pathological changes due to vitamin-A deficency in mammals
11. Dilatation and displacement of forestomachs, their lesions of continuity
12. Hyper- and parakeratosis of forestomachs and their consequences. Inflammation of forestomachs

5. week – 9th March

13. Stenosis, dilatation and lesions of continuity of the stomach
14. Regressive changes in the stomach. Pathogenesis of gastric ulceration
15. Gastritis

6. week – 16th March

16. Intestinal torsions, flexion, intussusception, (invagination), prolapsus, eventration, hernias
17. Intestinal stenosis and obstruction (ileus), intestinal dilatation and constipation
18. Circulatory disturbances and thrombosis in the intestine

7. week – 23rd March

19. Enteritides, basic forms
20. Enteric pathological manifestations caused by viruses (corona-, rota-, adeno- and parvoviruses) Pathological changes caused by parvovirus in carnivores

8. week – 30th March


9. week – 6th April

21. Enterotoxemia caused by Escherichia coli (calf, pig), oedema disease of swine; coli septicemia
22. Enterotoxemias caused by Clostridium perfringens

10. week – 13th April

23. Septicaemic salmonella (Salmonella choleraesuis) infection of pigs. Swine typhus (Salmonella typhisuis infection
24. Paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease), mycobacterial lesions of the intestine
25. Intestinal coccidiosis in mammals. Mycosis in the intestinal tract

11. week – 20th April

26. Swine fever (hog cholera) and its complications; African swine fever
27. Swine dysentery
28. Proliferative enteropathy of swine (PPE)

12. week – 27th April

29. Regressive changes and metabolic disturbances of the liver. Fatty liver syndrome in dairy cattle
30. Hepatocellular degeneration and necrosis (dystrophy of the liver); hepatosis dietetica in swine

13. week – 4th May

34. Hepatitis. Viral and parasitic infections of the liver
35. Inflammations and tumors of the pancreas. Pathology of diabetes mellitus in dogs

14. week – 11th May

31. Enteral diseases of rabbits
32. Livercirrhosis/fibrosis
33. Equine infectious anaemia

15. week – 18th May


Practical lessons theme

1 week:


2 -14. week

For the whole semester:

General practice on all practicals according to the available carcasses
Description of the pathologic lesions

15. week

Make-up practicals

Evaluation description

At the end of the 6th semester the evaluation is a five level qualification based on the dissection technical exam, as a practical mark.

The signature at the end of the semester is conditioned by the fulfillment of the practical requirements.

Only 3 missings from practicals are accepted, and certificate for these occasions are required. Students can make up missed practicals with other groups in limited number.

Exam information

Optional additionalstudy material beside lecture notes:

  • Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s: Pathology of Domestic Animals Volumes 1-3