Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


In our country, veterinary medicine education started in 1842. Until 1958, it took place in the Institute of Surgery under the names "Fenni Veledi Baytariye" and "Obstetrics of Domestic Animals and its Diseases". In 1958, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Erk was assigned to the vacant staff position in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and an independent department and clinic were established by the appointment of him to the management of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Reproductive physiology and endocrinology, pregnancy and diagnosis methods, pregnancy physiology and problems, normal birth and birth aid methods, estrus synchronization and methods, embryo transfer, in-vitro fertilization and maturation, reproductive biotechnology and methods, puerperal period and problems, infertility and sterility, gynecological operations, reproductive herd management, udder health and diseases, milking and hygiene, udder health control programs, theoretical and practical courses are given, master’s and doctoral programs are organized, and research in Domestic Animals is carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

About the Department

With the establishment of the Dicle University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with Law No. 3837 dated 11.7.1992, our department served as the Department of Obstetrics and Reproduction Diseases within the scope of the establishment of new departments in veterinary faculties in 2007; it was divided into two as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Department and started to operate under the name of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Four lecturers and a research assistant are working in the department. There are two research laboratories in the department. Clinical and polyclinic services are carried out for the diagnosis, treatment, and operations of all diseases related to pregnancy, birth, and gynecology that occur in domestic animals.

In the veterinary obstetrics and gynecology undergraduate program, in the 4th grade, as a compulsory course, Obstetrics and Gynecology are taught. As elective courses, Reproductive Endocrinology and Herd Management, Control of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, and Reproductive Ultrasonography are taught. While Udder Health and Diseases is taught as a compulsory course in the 5th grade, the Udder Health Control Program in Dairy Cows and Gynecological Operations are given as elective courses. In the second half of the 5th grade, within the scope of maturation education, intern students are given theoretical, practical, and applied training in the clinic.

The Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology Master's Program with Thesis started in the 2012–2013 academic year. With this program, it is aimed to train veterinarians who can meet the needs of the country's livestock, are sensitive to their problems and can produce solutions, are competent, have learned to learn, have acquired skills suitable for the era of information and communication, are open to continuous development, respect human rights, and serve as an example for the society.Within the scope of this program, our department has graduated two graduates as of September 13, 2018, and there are currently four registered students.

With the meeting of the Higher Education Executive Board on January 6, 2016, the opening of the doctorate program of the Department of Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology within the Institute of Health Sciences was approved, and student admission began in the 2016–2017 academic year. Within the scope of this program, it is aimed to train veterinarians who are committed to lifelong learning, prioritize protecting and improving the health of individuals and society, are able to diagnose and treat common diseases in the field of veterinary obstetrics and gynecology, are sensitive to the livestock and health problems of their country and produce solutions to them, comply with professional ethical and deontological rules, and are able to plan, conduct, and evaluate scientific research. Within the scope of this program, education activities continue with six students.