Infectious diseases and preventive medicine

Head of the Department: MVDr. Ján MATIAŠOVIC, Ph.D.

Phone: +420 533 331 317
E-mail: matiasovic@vri.cz

The Department is involved in the study of pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious animal diseases, in the development of diagnostic methods and possibilities of preventive and therapeutic procedures, including the impact of nutrition and the possibility of non-specific and specific immunity stimulation.

Research groups

Head of the research group: MVDr. Kamil KOVAŘČÍK, Ph.D.
Phone: +420 777 786 319
E-mail: kovarcik@vri.cz

The research group participated in developing and testing of a method for IBR eradication from cattle herds, using marker vaccines. Another health control programme has been put into effect by Dr. Kovarcik and his team in order to control BVD (bovine viral diarrhoea) in cattle herds. Up to now, BVD has been eradicated from the majority of Czech cattle herds, i.e. from approximately 170 herds (220,000 animals). This brings annual gain of CZK 260 million to farmers. In the following period, the team will make considerable efforts to introduce a paratuberculosis control programme to cattle herds.