Historical Overview

Historical Overview

The program

 

The Graduate Degree Program in Animal Health and Production Science, at the Master and PhD levels, has as the general objective the qualification of human resources in Agrarian Sciences, especially for the development of research in Animal Health and Production. The specific objectives of the Program are to qualify and train professionals for scientific and technical research in two areas of concentration:

 

1. Animal Health:

In this area, the following major topics are addressed:

I) Animal health protection; Ii) Diagnosis, treatment, control and prophylaxis of infectious, parasitic, deficiency and metabolic diseases of importance in Veterinary Medicine; Iii) Antigenic and molecular evaluation of microorganisms of interest to Animal Health; Iv) Veterinary Public Health, through the study of zoonoses and the control of microbiological quality and residues in the food production chain of animal origin.

 

2. Animal Production:

In this area, the following major topics are addressed:

I) Zootechnical management; (Ii) animal nutrition; Iii) Food and food iv) Animal welfare; And v) Reproductive biotechniques applied to the main animal species of economic interest.

 

The proposal of the Graduate Program is to offer the labor market qualified professionals to work in public and private educational institutions, research and development, and in the fields of animal health protection, veterinary public health, animal production and reproduction. For this, the graduate student, through a curriculum, practical work developed in laboratories and in the field and extracurricular activities, will have the opportunity to exercise the critical and creative spirit in the acquisition of knowledge and problem solving.

 

The Graduate Program in Animal Health and Production Science is composed of three professional departments (i) Preventive Veterinary Medicine; (Ii) Animal Husbandry; and iii) Veterinary Clinics, linked to the undergraduate courses in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at UEL, to develop the integrated activities of graduate education linked to a single Program. Research projects, dissertations and theses are currently developed involving simultaneously the two main areas of concentration of the Program in projects with a multidisciplinary character and with an interface in these Areas of Concentration. This conduct undoubtedly brings advantages with relation to the scientific and technological experience of the Faculty of the Program and, especially, for our graduates who will have the opportunity to discuss problems and solutions related to Veterinary Science in a more integrated and global way.

 

The proposal to begin a Graduate Program at the Doctoral level in the areas of Animal Health (2001) and Animal Production (2002) was particularly due to the growth of the proponent group that in these 20 years has increased considerably, both in terms of quantity and, quality. The Doctoral Degree Program has made possible the scientific and technological achievements in research activities, confirming the consolidation of the research groups associated with the Program. With the implementation of the PhD level, more comprehensive research projects with a higher technological level are constantly developed, particularly considering the experience in research and development of  the students and his supervisor, since the graduate students have already received orientation experience at the Master’s Degree level .