Head of Department

Dr. sci.vet.med. Ljiljana Spalevic, research associate

Associates in the department

dr sci.vet.med. Jelena Maletić, research associate

Technical associates in the department

Tanja Cvetković, laboratory technician

Description of basic activities in the department

The department primarily focuses on the control and detection of diseases affecting poultry and birds. This involves a range of tasks including epizootiological investigations, clinical assessments, and serological diagnostics. Regular farm visits are conducted to monitor poultry health and offer consulting services to clients. Furthermore, the department develops immunoprophylactic programs tailored for industrial poultry production and ensures the effective implementation of preventive measures.

Key activities within the department include:

  • Conducting clinical examinations to identify and assess poultry health issues.
  • Performing laboratory analyses, particularly in immunoenzymatic diagnostics (ELISA) for viral diseases and Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI) tests for viral disease diagnosis.

Overall, the department plays a crucial role in safeguarding the health and well-being of poultry populations through proactive disease control measures and diagnostic services.


Methods carried out within the department:

Number Method Name Sample Type
1. Detection of antibodies against Newcastle disease virus (HI test)

Blood serum

2. Detection of antibodies against avian influenza virus (Ab ELISA)

Blood serum

3. Detection of antibodies against infectious bursal disease virus (Gumboro disease) (Ab ELISA)

Blood serum

4. Detection of specific antibodies against poultry infectious bronchitis virus (iELISA)

Blood serum

5. Detection of antibodies against Mycoplasma synoviae (iELISA)

Blood serum

6. Detection of antibodies against Mycoplasma gallisepticum (iELISA)

Blood serum

7. Detection of antibodies against Avian Encephalomyelitis virus (ELISA)

Blood serum

8. Detection of antibodies against Fowl Adenovirus group 1 (FAdv)

Blood serum

9. Detection of specific antibodies against Avian pneumovirus APV (Ab ELISA)

Blood serum