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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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Аddress: Bulgaria, Sofia 1797, bul. ”Kliment Ohridski” 10, University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary medicine.

Location: Building „D” - floor 3, offices № 302, 307, 309, 310, 311, 312 and Building “С”-floors 1 and 3.

Head of Department: Assoc. prof. Stanislav Miladinov Radanski, DVM, PhD

History: The department was established in September 1999, based on pre-existing individual disciplines "Infectious Diseases", "Parasitology", "Virology", "Epizootiology", "Microbiology" and "Veterinary Sanitary Expertise". Head of the department since its establishment until 2008 was Prof. Dr. Yotko Kamenov. From 2008 until now Head of the Department is Assoc. prof. Miloslav Jikov. Since 2004 the course "Veterinary Sanitary Expertise" was renamed in "Hygiene, technology and control of foodstuffs of animal origin".

Academic staff of the Department:

  • Assoc. prof. Stanislav Miladinov Radanski, DVM, PhD
  • Prof. Teodora Petrova Popova, DSc
  • Assoc. prof. Chavdar Kamenov Filipov, DVM, PhD
  • Assoc. prof. Kostadin Pavlov Kanchev, DVM, PhD
  • Chief assist. prof. Roman Pepovich Petkov, DVM, PhD
  • Chief assist. prof. Georgi Malinov Stoimenov, DVM, PhD
  • Assist. prof. Radoslav Mitkov Rafailov

Organizer of educational activities: Svetlin Mitkov Ivanov – Building „D”, office № 310, tel.: 02/8192959

Subjects and teachers:

  • Infectious diseases. The lectures are held by Assoc. prof. Chavdar Kamenov Filipov, and practices are done by Chief assist. prof. Roman Pepovich Petkov and Assist. prof. Georgi Malinov Stoimenov.
  • Parasitic diseases. The lectures are held by Assoc. prof. Kostadin Pavlov Kanchev, and practices are done by Assoc. prof. Kostadin Pavlov Kanchev and Assist. prof. Radoslav Mitkov Rafailov.
  • Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine. The lectures are held by Assoc. prof. Chavdar Kamenov Filipov, and practices are done by Chief assist. prof. Roman Pepovich Petkov and Chief assist. prof. Georgi Malinov Stoimenov, DVM, PhD.
  • Microbiology. The lectures and practices are held by Prof. Teodora Petrova Popova.
  • Virology. The lectures are held by Assoc. prof. Chavdar Kamenov Filipov, and practices are done by Chief assist. prof. Roman Pepovich Petkov and Chief assist. prof. Georgi Malinov Stoimenov, DVM, PhD.
  • Hygiene, technology and control of foods from animal origin. The lectures and practices are held by Assoc. prof. Miloslav Vankov Jikov and Assoc. prof. Stanislav Miladinov Radanski.

Scientific directions of the academic stuff from department:

  • Prof. Teodora Petrova Popova, DSc - Microbiology; Epizootiology, infectious diseases and prophylaxis of infectious diseases in animals.
  • Assoc. prof. Miloslav Vankov Jikov, DVM, PhD - Veterinary Sanitary Expertise; Hygiene, technology and control of foodstuffs of animal origin.
  • Assoc. prof. Stanislav Miladinov Radanski, DVM, PhD - Veterinary Sanitary Expertise; Hygiene, technology and control of foodstuffs of animal origin.
  • Assoc. prof. Chavdar Kamenov Filipov, DVM, PhD - Epizootiology, infectious diseases and prophylaxis of infectious diseases in animals.
  • Chief assist. prof. Roman Pepovich Petkov, DVM, PhD - Epizootiology, infectious diseases and prophylaxis of infectious diseases in animals.
  • Chief assist. prof. Georgi Malinov Stoimenov, DVM, PhD - Epizootiology, infectious diseases and prophylaxis of infectious diseases in animals.
  • Assoc. prof. Kostadin Pavlov Kanchev, DVM, PhD - Parasitology and invasive diseases in animals and humans.
  • Assist. prof. Radoslav Mitkov Rafailov - Parasitology and invasive diseases in animals and humans.

Educational process:

  • The subject of Hygiene, technology and control of food from animal origin are studied by students in veterinary medicine in the ninth and tenth semester. The task of training is to familiarize them with the composition, properties and fundaments of the technology for extraction and processing of meat, meat products, dairy, poultry, eggs, honey, fish and technical animal materials as well as control and safety quality of raw materials and food stuffs of animal origin, the whole chain "from farm to table".
  • Microbiology is an important discipline with significance for the training of the students in veterinary medicine. The syllabus includes selected themes from the general and particular veterinary microbiology, which teaching gives to the students a theoretical knowledge and practical skills. They are necessary for their further teaching, as well as for their future activity as veterinary doctors. In the educational course in veterinary microbiology is given schooling in morphology and physiology of the pathogenic for the domestic animals and humans bacteria. In view of the fact that microbiology is in direct connection with infectious diseases, basic knowledge for the most important from the pathogenesis, clinical and pathological changes, diagnostic methods, prophylactic and therapeutic means also is given.
  • Subject "Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine" aims to give students of veterinary medicine at the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of mass occurring diseases in animals. Studied infectious process (macro-micro relations) and the epidemic process (the conditions of occurrence of epidemics and the drivers of the epidemic process). To summarize our experience and global prevention of mass diseases and steps to implement their control (the discovery, containment and eradication of epidemics emerged).
  • Parasitology is a biological science, which aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge about parasitism and parasites on animals, which are beneficial to humans, about their systematics, morphology, biology, physiology, biochemistry and ecology, about the interaction between the parasites and their hosts (pathogenesis, immunity), and also to arm them with scientific training and skills to reveal important points of epizootology and diagnostics of parasitic diseases, to treat verminous animals, to organize the prevention and fight against parasytoses in different technologies of animal breeding, to protect the environment from invasions and pollution.Veterinary Parasitology is especially live now, when all reserves are being used in the private stock-farming and a big part of the animals are bred under pasture conditions, and simultaneously no prevention measures have been carried out for years. Veterinarians needs knowledge in Parasitology in order to be able to implement measures for protecting humans from dangerous parasitic diseases, which transmit directly to humans or through animal products. Parasitology is related to a lot of sciences of general biology and to almost all of the veterinary medicine ones, and also to the organization and economy of agriculture and first of all of stock-farming. Therefore, the theoretical and practical training in Parasitology requires the integration of knowledge and research methods in zoology, genetics, cytology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pathological physiology, pathology, pharmacology, feeding and zoohygiene, epizootology, non-infectious diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, organization and economy of stock-farming, veterinary and sanitary expertise.
  • Infectious Diseases - during the study course students are introduced to various communicable diseases common to two or more species of animals and humans (zoonoses). Special attention is paid to the actual country and the region highly contagious disease. Materials included in course are directly related to the subject of microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology. The program provides for consideration of individual nosological units or groups, in each case to introduced students with the following main characteristics: an etiological factor; historical background; epidemiology of the disease; pathogenesis of disease; clinical manifestations of disease; diagnosis; differential diagnosis; treating, preventing, fighting infectious disease.
  • Virology - Viral diseases in all animals and humans showed tremendous growth in recent decades. Around 60% of the mass disorders in large farms are associated with viral infections, which cause significant damages. The course of „Virology” aims to give to students of veterinary basic modern knowledge for the nature of viruses, their properties, their pathogenicity and their circulation. Simultaneously, students are introduced in most general plan to the most actual viral infections in domestic animals and the methods for their diagnostics. The knowledge gained in this course „Virology” prepare students of veterinary medicine to understand, assimilate and analyze easier the material in epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine and infectious diseases in different animals, which they study in the upper courses.

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