Preliminary Programme

8.00 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.30

Andrej Kirbiš
dean of Veterinary Faculty of University of Ljubljani

Ožbalt Podpečan
president of Veterinary Chamber of Slovenia

Janez Posedi
Director General of Administration of Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection

9.30 – 10.15

Tibor Bartha
A window to the future – importance of accreditation and new trends in veterinary education

10.15 – 11.05

Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.05 – 13.10

Itamar Aroch
The role of clinical pathology in modern veterinary practice and veterinary education

Nataša Tozon
Veterinary oncology: its place in veterinary and translational medicine

Janoš Butinar
Economic and social impact of clinical oncology in veterinary medicine

Tanja Plavec
Perineal hernia – are they all typical?

Jurij Žel
Hemoperitoneum during the night; recognize, treat, adapt

Moderator: Ana Nemec

Daniela Kirovski
Determination of blood variables tresholds in prediction of productive and reproductive performances in dairy cows: use of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis

Jože Starič
Tackling periparturient hypocalcaemia in cattle

Jana Brankovič
Case report: Polymelia in a newborn calf crossbreed with Cika cattle

Janja Tušar, Polona Kodermac
Parasitism in small ruminants

Tanja Knific
Modelling of infectious diseases: The case of bluetongue disease in Slovenia

Moderator: Ožbalt Podpečan

Benjamin Felix
ANSES Listeria monocytogenes National and European programs: a road map toward, the use molecular typing for food safety

Matjaž Ocepek
New diagnostic methods in veterinary laboratories

Martin Dobeic
Effects of biocidal TiO2 submicron coatings on Legionella pneumophila in water-flow chamber

Polona Kogovšek
LAMP: Rapid molecular analysis for detection of APEC virulence genes in poultry

Ivan Toplak
First detection of recombinant strains of PEDV in pigs with diarrhea in Slovenia

Moderator: Darja Kušar

13.30 – 14.30


14.30 – 15.15

Frans J.M. Smulders
Toward Harmonization of the European Food Hygiene

15.15 – 15.45

Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.10

Kevin Eatwell
The effect of diet on health and welfare of pet rabbits

Uroš Krapež
Appearance and molecular characterisation of ferret enteric coronavirus and ferret parechovirus in Slovenia

Marko Zadravec
Clinical significance of flagellates in reptile’s digestive tract

Tadej Zemljič
Some characteristics of ocular anatomy in exotic animals

Moderator: Joško Račnik

Marina Štukelj
Changes in Slovenian pig production after joining the European Union

Maja Zakošek Pipan
Biomarkers in seminal plasma as predicting factors for semen quality after storage

Alenka Dovč
How to react properly in a post-mortem investigation at suspicion of neglect and cruelty to animals

Moderator: Stane Košorok

Mojca Jevšnik
The impact of creating a food safety culture on food supply chain

Jožica Dolenc
Determination of sedative residue

Urška Henigman
Study of the microbiological and chemical parameters in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Slovenian coastal waters

Mitja Gombač
Does marine pollution affect the health status of shellfish in Slovene sea?

Moderator: Urška Jamnikar Ciglenečki

17.15 – 17.45

To be announced


9.00 – 9.45

Thomas C. Mettenleiter
Vector borne diseases: the present and future threat for Europe

10.10 – 11.35

Tadej Malovrh
Bluetongue virus in Slovenia

Ivan Toplak
The presence of PRRS virus in the period from 2011 to 2016 in the dead pigs in Slovenia

Pavel Kvapil
Coprological examinations in ZOO Ljubljana between 2008 – 2015

Tina Kotnik
Leishmaniosis: preliminary results of seroprevalence in dogs in Slovenia

Moderator: Tomaž Snoj

Dušan Benčina
Haemagglutinins and neuraminidases of pathogenic Mycoplasma species

Brigita Slavec
Infection of turkeys with Mycoplasma synoviae

Alenka Ballarin-Perharić
Evaluation of humoral immunity and production parameters after vaccination with live attenuated vaccines against newcastle disease in commercial broilers and layers

Neva Šemrov
Influence of micro-climate conditions on production results in broiler flocks

Moderator: Olga Zorman Rojs

Jane Nøhr
Applications of the hybridisation based NanoString technology

Valentina Kubale Dvojmoč
Assessing new peptide drug leads interfering with activity of orexigenic hormone ghrelin

Jasmina Koračin
Influence of estrogens from bovine milk on steroid hormones blood levels and sexual organs in mice

Mojca Cerovšek
Clinical Staging and Progesterone Receptor Expression in Mammary Carcinomas of Female Dogs as Valuable Prognostic Factors for Survival

Moderator: Milka Vrecl Fazarinc

11.35 – 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.25

Manica Černe
Veterinary Medicines: Health Hazard and Risk Assessment

Tina Pirš
Quality systems

Breda Hrovatin
Monitoring of diseases in the Republic of Slovenia and the information system EPI

Metka Kuhar
Communication skills in veterinary medicine

Moderator: Tomaž Snoj, Gregor Majdič

Ivan Toplak
Viral infections in honeybee colonies

Metka Pislak Ocepek
Influence of the environmental factors on the formic acid varroa (Varroa destructor) treatment

Silvestra Kobal
Veterinary profession and its role in the work of the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Drugs and Medical Devices

Renata Lindtner-Knific
Prevalence of antibodies against leptospirosis in free-living mice and rats in zoo Ljubljana

Moderator: Vlasta Jenčič

Veronika Nagl
Mycotoxin biomarkers – advances, challenges and limitations

Gabrijela Tavčar Kalcher
Ergot alkaloid content in sclerotia from grass

Vesna Točaj
Feeding strategies for immunocastrated pigs – influence on the intestinal tract

Mitja Miklavčič
Iron poisoning in a Dog

Moderator: Breda Jakovac Strajn

13.25 – 15.00


15.00 – 16.25

Zlatko Pavlica
Veterinary dentistry: Its importance in veterinary education and interdisciplinary research

Špela Likar
Comparison of Wireless Electrocardiographic Monitoring and Standard ECG in Dogs

Maja Zakošek Pipan
Pyometra in the bitches: To spay or not to spay?

Estera Pogorevc
Updates in diagnostic and clinical approach to pancreatitis in dogs and cats

Moderator: Ana Nemec

miniVIDAS: A simple and accurate system to measure Progesterone levels for an ovulation prediction date with confidence

Vesna Kos Kadunc
Evaluation of packed cell volume and heart rate in medical versus surgical treated colic horses

Milan Hren
Innovations in navicular syndrome treatment

Vladimir Savić
Chickens and horses as sentinels for early warning system in prevention of human West Nile virus infections in Croatia

Mojca Bohar Topolovec
The effect of vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 supplementation on haematological and biochemical parameters and lipid peroxidation in leisure horses during selected physical activity

Moderator: Petra Kramarič

Krešimir Severin
Wildlife forensics: Why veterinarians should participate in animal crime investigations

Peter Hostnik
Evalvation on the efficiency of vaccination of foxes against rabies

Gorazd Vengušt
Evidence for deltapapilloma virus infection in roe deer from Slovenia

Mateja Stvarnik
Influence of male absence on egg laying in the Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) in captivity

Moderator: Alenka Dovč

16.50 – 17.35

Itamar Aroch
Veterinary specialization and veterinary education

17.35 – 18.10

Coffee, Conclusion of the Congress