Czech research in veterinary medicine
K. Hruškahttps://doi.org/10.17221/7859-VETMEDCitation:Hruška K. (2001): Czech research in veterinary medicine. Veterinarni Medicina, 46: 80-87.
The task of applied research is not only to acquire new knowledge, through which it contributes to the development of economy, to the consumer protection or to the training of qualified experts. For state-supported veterinary research, this means striving to protect people‘s health against diseases transmitted from animals, food-born diseases, contamination of feed and foodstuffs by toxic xenobiotics, a reduction in food quality through the use of low-grade raw materials and an adverse effect of environmental pollution. The territory of the state must be protected against the infectious diseases and animals against the negative effects of environment and technologies which often strive irresponsibly for the highest profits without regard for the consequences. The contributions of the Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, and other Czech research facilities to increasing knowledge on cattle health and reproduction are documented by the list of 105 references of papers published in peer reviewed journals since 1992. This article is available on http://www.vri.cz/vetmed.asp and the reprints of cited references can be requested by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>Keywords:
research; veterinary; biotechnology; epidemiology; CENTAUR network; cattle; paratuberculosis; toxicology; environment; pollution