Department Of Animal Health Economics And Management

Department Of Animal Health Economics and Management

Academic Staff

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Şener YILDIZ
  • Head of Department

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  • Research. Asst. Dr. Oğuz ALTIN
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As in the industry, trade and services sector, specialization in crop and animal production is becoming increasingly widespread in rural areas. The rapid development at the technical and technological level in our age has turned each production unit into enterprises that produce in bulk. On the one hand, modern developments and healthy nutrition needs, on the other hand, the potential of our country in terms of animal husbandry has made it inevitable to give a more rational structure to animal production. Due to the importance of livestock and livestock-based industry in all developed country economies, courses on sectoral economy and animal production are given intensively in veterinary education.

The only difference and important feature that distinguishes veterinary medicine from human medicine is that the subject it deals with is an economic commodity. Preventive medicine practices, animal treatment, breeding, efforts to increase productivity and quality per unit in products (meat, milk, eggs, fleece, mohair, etc.) of veterinarians who provide services to the animal producer, which is basically an economic commodity, are not the goal; is a tool to increase economic benefit macro and micro economically.

In the Veterinary Faculties of many advanced countries in animal husbandry in the world, there are departments that implement Undergraduate and Graduate course programs under various names such as Farm Animal Economics, Cattle Economy, Animal Production Economics, Animal Health Economics.

The Department of Animal Health Economics and Management was established for the first time in Turkey on 29.05.1965 at Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine under the name of "Livestock Business Economics" and Prof. Dr. Cumhur Ferman, who was the dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences at the time, also became the head of the department.

Prof. Dr. Cumhur Ferman served as the rector of Ankara University for two terms between 1965 and 1969 and continued to serve as the Head of the Department until 1978.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sadi Aral became the first Head of Veterinary Medicine in the Department in 1978. The name of the Department of "Livestock Business Economics" was changed to "Animal Health Economics and Management" in 2006.

The Department of Animal Health Economics and Management at Dicle University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was established in 2009. Since 2010, Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Şener YILDIZ serves as the Head of the Department.

About the Department

The academic staff of our department includes 1 Doctor of Lecturer and 1 Research Assistant.

Undergraduate courses are given in our department and there are no Master's and Doctoral Programs. The courses given by our department are presented below.

Course Name Issued Unit Class Compulsory/Elective Period Lesson time ACT
Livestock Economics Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 5 Compulsory Spring 2 T 3
Information and Communication Technologies Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 1 Compulsory Fall 1T+1P 2
Animal and Animal Product Marketing Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 2-5 Elective Spring 1T+1P 2.5
Occupational Computer Use Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 2-5 Elective Spring 1T+1P 2.5

Working Areas

Some of the subjects that make up the field of study of our department can be summarized as follows:

  • To determine the optimum usage amounts of production factors such as labor, capital and nature used for animal production,
  • To investigate the form of animal husbandry to be carried out taking into account the existing conditions and the resources owned,
  • To investigate issues such as the establishment, management and control of livestock and livestock-based industrial enterprises,
  • To investigate where, when and how livestock and livestock-based industrial enterprises can work more profitably,
  • To examine the factors affecting the supply, demand and price formation in animal and animal products,
  • To determine the livestock policies that should be implemented in rural areas,
  • To determine the problems that animal products may encounter in international competition and to shed light on the measures that can be taken,
  • To examine and evaluate the relations of the livestock sector with other sectors (industry, services, etc.) that make up the national economy,
  • To provide decision support to decision makers regarding the determination of economic losses caused by animal diseases at enterprise, sector and national level and to ensure optimum disease management.