UVMB : University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Hungary – https://univet.hu/en

University of Medicine Budapest

Contact: Ákos Józwiak DVM

László Kovács DVM (Network Facilitator)

The University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest is the only veterinary university in Hungary, established in 1787.

The University plays a leading and pivotal role in the education and research connected to animal health and food chain safety.

The University has a wide network of stakeholders (feed producers, farmers, veterinary drug producers, food producers, etc.) acting as a consultation and also as a dissemination forum. As the only veterinary higher education institution in Hungary, the University has a key role in keeping animal health, veterinary public health and food safety trainings up to date with continuous development.

The Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd Health and Mobile Clinic involved in the project has an extensive experience in multi- and interdisciplinary scientific fields related to animal hygiene: veterinary preventive medicine, environmental physiology, ethology of farm animals and herd-health. The main (strongest) profile of the Department is cattle herd-health, however, in the last two years the poultry-hygiene and flock-health line has become the most dynamically developing unit of the Department.

The poultry health service is operated with a very complex flock (farm) health program, which includes flock investigation, the development of various prevention (immunization) protocols, and the compilation of various monitoring (Mycoplasma, Salmonella) programs. Our Department has a very serious experience of farm animal hygiene and disease prevention, managing of biosecurity protocols.

The other unit involved in the project is the Digital Food Institute, which integrates food chain safety data analysis and research along the whole food chain. The main objective of the Institute is to provide analysis, education, research, development and innovation services in the area of food chain safety for all the stakeholders. The Institute also provides practical support to agri-food business players, develop their digitisation opportunities and provide complex veterinary trainings based on food chain-based digital technologies.