Animal Protection and Welfare Courses at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech RepublicVladimir Vecerek and Eva Voslarova*
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Doc. Ing. Eva Voslarova, Ph.D
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Toxicology
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno,
Palackeho 1-3, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel: 00420 541 562 773
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 18, 2011; Accepted date: November 14, 2011; Published date: November 21, 2011
Citation: Vecerek V, Voslarova E (2011) Animal Protection and Welfare Courses at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. J Veterinar Sci Technol S4:003. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.S4-003
Copyright: © 2011 Vecerek V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Animal protection is an issue that takes on ever greater importance in today’s society. New expert findings and increasing general public interest are being projected into stricter requirements on the quality of living conditions of animals and their specialist assessment. Such specialist assessment and implementation of desired conditions of animal life requires specialist with university education in animal protection and welfare. It has become apparent that in order to assure adequate knowledge and experience of graduates acting as veterinary inspectors overseeing protection of animals against cruelty it is necessary to gather all the information into a specialized course. The existence of a separate course on the Animal Protection and Welfare in study programmes of veterinary faculties and high quality of instruction are basic prerequisites for improvement in the protection of both farm, companion, wild and laboratory animals in the future.