A Professional Master’s Degree that will enable you to prepare expert opinions and defend them in court with the solvency of a high-level professional”

The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The current social need for professionals specialized in the expertise in legal proceedings requires specific training from an eminently practical perspective, and veterinary medicine is no exception. The more scientific support a legal decision has, the more justice it will impart.
That is precisely the reason for the creation of this Professional Master’s Degree, in which we count on the collaboration of authors directly related to Judicial Expertise, with more than enough professional and teaching experience.  Experts from Schools of Legal Practice, Master's Degree of Access to the Legal Profession, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, who have previously taught Judicial Expert training programs in the Veterinary field. 

The Professional Master’s Degree will analyze in detail all the issues that may arise for a Veterinary Graduate who intends to enter the world of expertise in Courts. The objective of this training is to take the veterinary professionals through a complete development, enabling them through a solid training to be able to intervene with judgment and responsibility in any legal proceeding to which they may be called.   

Obtain a complete and adequate qualification in Judicial Veterinary Expertise with this Professional Master’s Degree of high preparatory efficiency and open new paths to your professional progress"

This Professional Master’s Degree in Judicial Veterinary Expertise contains the most complete and up-to-date educational program on the market. The most important features of the program include: 

  • The latest technology in online teaching software
  • Intensely visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents, easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice 
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems 
  • Autonomous learning: full compatibility with other occupations 
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Availability of content from any fixed or portable device with internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the course

Specialize as a Veterinary Expert with this complete online Professional Master’s Degree designed by professionals with extensive experience in the sector"

Our teaching staff is made up of professionals from different fields related to this specialty. In this way, TECH ensure that we provide you with the up-to-date training we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of specialized and experienced professionals in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, they will put at the service of the course the practical knowledge derived from their own experience: one of the differential qualities of this training.
This mastery of the subject is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodology used in the design of this Professional Master’s Degree. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-Learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. In this way, the students will be able to study with a set of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give them the operability they need in their training.
The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning: an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice: with the help of an innovative interactive video system and Learning from an Expert you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were facing the scenario you are learning at that moment. A concept that will allow students to integrate and memorize what they have learnt in a more realistic and permanent way.

This Professional Master’s Degree in Judicial Veterinary Expertise will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way and successfully apply what you have learned in your daily practice"

Learn the latest developments in Judicial Veterinary Expertise with this unique training, which stands out for the quality of its contents"


The contents of this Professional Master’s Degree have been developed by the different experts of this training. A complete and well-structured program that will take you to the highest standards of quality and success.

This Professional Master’s Degree in Judicial Veterinary Expertise contains the most complete and up-to-date program scientific the market”

Module 1. General Aspects: Causes and Functions of the Expert Evidence Legislation and Jurisprudence

1.1.    Veterinary Expertise

1.1.1.    Introduction
1.1.2.    Foundation of the Expert Evidence
1.1.3.    Need of the Expert Evidence

1.2.    Expert's Functions

1.2.1.    Introduction
1.2.2.    General Functions
1.2.3.    Specific Functions
1.2.4.    How to Perform the Functions
1.2.5.    Form of Fulfillment of Functions

1.3.    Procedural Regulations Part 1

1.3.1.    Introduction
1.3.2.    Object
1.3.3.    Need
1.3.4.    Initiative

1.4.    Procedural Regulations Part 2

1.4.1.    Proposition
1.4.2.    Admission
1.4.3.    Other General Provisions

1.5.    Procedural Regulations Part 3

1.5.1.    Evidence Anticipation
1.5.2.    Evidence Assurance

1.6.    Procedural Regulations Part 4

1.6.1.    Object and Purpose of the Expert's Report
1.6.2.    Contribution of the Expert's Report
1.6.3.    Conditions of the Experts
1.6.4.    Judicial Appointment of Expert

1.7.    Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 1

1.7.1.    Introduction
1.7.2.    Damage Compensation Process
1.7.3.    Main Characteristics
1.7.4.    Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.8.    Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 2

1.8.1.    Introduction
1.8.2.    Proceeding for the Death of a Horse
1.8.3.    Main Characteristics
1.8.4.    Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.9.    Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 3

1.9.1.    Introduction
1.9.2.    Contract Termination Process for Sick Animals
1.9.3.    Main Characteristics
1.9.4.    Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.10.   Jurisprudence on Veterinary Expert Evidence Part 4

1.10.1.    Introduction
1.10.2.    Surgical Intervention Process (Orchiectomy)
1.10.3.    Main Characteristics
1.10.4.    Function of the Veterinary Expert

1.11.    Other Cases of Common Application in the Court of Law

Module 2. Veterinary Law Euthanasia Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine Anamnesis, Thanatology and Forensic Toxicology Veterinary Necropsy

2.1.    Veterinary Law

2.1.1.    Introduction
2.1.2.    Importance and Division of Veterinary Law
2.1.3.    Veterinary Legal Applications
2.1.4.    Legal Standards and its Understanding
2.1.5.    Search for Legislation and its Practical Application

2.2.    Euthanasia

2.2.1.    Introduction
2.2.2.    Physical and Chemical Agents
2.2.3.    Application in Different Animal Species
2.2.4.    Euthanasia in Animal Experimentation
2.2.5.    Legal Aspects of Euthanasia

2.3.    Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine I

2.3.1.    Introduction
2.3.2.    Medical History
2.3.3.    Methodology of Work at the Scene of the Event
2.3.4.    In vivo Species Identification
2.3.5.    Sampling of Live Animals

2.4.    Forensic Aspects of Veterinary Medicine II

2.4.1.    Sampling of the Corpse
2.4.2.    Species Identification (Molecular Techniques)
2.4.3.    Anatomopathological Examination (Types of Pathologies)

2.5.    Forensic Thanatology I

2.5.1.    Introduction
2.5.2.    Types of Death
2.5.3.    Prodromes of Death
2.5.4.    Cadaveric Phenomena
2.5.5.    Data of Death

2.6.    Forensic Thanatology II and Forensic Traumatology

2.6.1.    Forensic Entomology
2.6.2.    Forensic Traumatology
2.6.3.    Injuries, Bruises, Contusions, Wounds, Fractures
2.6.4.    Asphyxiation, Electrocution, Burns, Lightning Strikes

2.7.    Forensic Toxicology I

2.7.1.    General Principles
2.7.2.    Main Toxics of Veterinary Concern
2.7.3.    General Diagnosis of Poisoning

2.8.    Forensic Toxicology II

2.8.1.     Phases of Chemical-Toxicological Analysis
2.8.2.    Chemical Methods
2.8.3.    Instrumental Techniques
2.8.4.    Quality Control of Toxicological Analysis
2.8.5.    Interpretation of the Analytical Result

2.9.    Necropsy

2.9.1.    Introduction
2.9.2.    Instruments and Specific Equipment
2.9.3.    General Guidelines for Necropsy in Mammals: External Examination Examination of Organs and Body Cavities

2.10.    Necropsy in Other Species: Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc.

2.10.1.    Birds
2.10.2.    Fish
2.10.3.    Reptiles

Module 3. Preparation of the Veterinary Expert Opinion Intervention of the veterinary expert in labor court proceedings

3.1.    Veterinary Expert Opinion

3.1.1.    Concept of Opinion
3.1.2.    Requirements
3.1.3.    Obligations Incurred Upon Issuance

3.2.    Differences Between Expert Report and Expert Opinion

3.2.1.    Report Concept
3.2.2.    Differences Between an Opinion and a Report

3.3.    Expert Opinion Requested by the Interested Party

3.3.1.    Features
3.3.2.    Possible Uses
3.3.3.    Presentation at Trial
3.3.4.    Evidentiary Value

3.4.    Expert Opinion Requested and Issued in the Proceeding

3.4.1.    Features
3.4.2.    Possible Uses
3.4.3.    Presentation at Trial
3.4.4.    Evidentiary Value

3.5.    Contents of the Veterinary Opinion for a Labor Proceeding

3.5.1.    Specialities
3.5.2.    Method of Elaboration
3.5.3.    Moment of Presentation

3.6.    Elaboration of the Veterinary Opinion

3.6.1.    Budget for its Elaboration
3.6.2.    Object of the Expertise
3.6.3.    Relations with the Requesting Party for its Elaboration
3.6.4.    Purpose of the Opinion

3.7.    The Veterinary Expert in the Labor Trial

3.7.1.    Characteristics of the Labor Process
3.7.2.    Intervention of the Expert before the Lawsuit
3.7.3.    Intervention of the Expert before the Trial

3.8.    Time of Delivery of the Opinion

3.8.1.    For Extrajudicial Purposes
3.8.2.    For Input to the Process

3.9.     Time of Ratification

3.9.1.    Concept of Ratification
3.9.2.    Contradiction of the Report
3.9.3.     Clarifications

3.10.    Characteristics of the Defence of its Content in Labor Trials

3.10.1.    The Importance of Conviction
3.10.2.    The Oral Defence of the Opinion
3.10.3.    The Response to the Interrogation of the Parties Lawyers
3.10.4.    Possibilities for the Court to Intervene in the Expert's Report

Module 4. Performance of the experts at the trial or hearing. Assessment of expert evidence

4.1.    Incardination of the Trial or Hearing within the Civil Judicial Process

4.1.1.    General Approach to the Civil Process
4.1.3.    The Trial in Ordinary Proceedings
4.1.4.    The Hearing in Oral Proceedings

4.2.    Incardination of the Trial or Hearing within the Criminal Judicial Process

4.2.1.    General Approach to the Criminal Process
4.2.2.    The Different Types of Criminal Proceedings
4.2.3.    Phases in Ordinary Proceedings for Serious and Abbreviated Crimes
4.2.4.    The Trial in Ordinary Proceedings for Felonies
4.2.5.    The Trial in the Abbreviated Procedure for Certain Crimes

4.3.    Incardination of the Hearing in the Second Civil and Criminal Instance

4.3.1.    General Approach to the Notion of Resource
4.3.2.    Appeals Against Judgments in Civil Matters
4.3.3.    Appeals Against Judgments in Criminal Matters
4.3.4.    The Possibility of a Second Instance Hearing in Civil Matters
4.3.5.    The Possibility of a Second Instance Hearing in Criminal Matters

4.4.    The Various Parties Involved in the Hearing of Civil Proceedings

4.4.1.    The Figure of the Plaintiff
4.4.2.    The Figure of the Defendant
4.4.3.    The Public Prosecutor's Office and its Limited Involvement in Civil Proceedings
4.4.4.    The Figure of the Procurator
4.4.5.    The Figure of the Lawyer
4.4.6.    The Figure of the Judge

4.5.    The Various Parties Involved in the Hearing of Civil Proceedings

4.5.1.    The figure of the Accused
4.5.2.    The Figure of the Civil, Direct and Subsidiary Liability
4.5.3.    The Figure of the Public Prosecutor
4.5.4.    The figure of the Private and Private Prosecutor
4.5.5.    The Figure of the Civil Actor
4.5.6.    The Figure of the Procurator
4.5.7.    The Figure of the Lawyer
4.5.8.    The Figure of the Judge

4.6.    Specific Scope of the Expert's Intervention in the Civil Trial or Hearing

4.6.1.    Cases in Which the Expert will have to Appear at the Trial or Civil Hearing The Principle of Contradiction
4.6.2.    Timing of the Expert's Intervention at the Hearing, According to the Order of Evidence in Civil Proceedings
4.6.3.    Object, Purpose and Limits of the Expert's Appearance at the Trial or Hearing
4.6.4.    Powers of the Judge in the Act of the Hearing in Relation to the Expert's Evidence The Principle of Impartiality, in line with the Dispositive Principle and the Principle of Party                               Contribution
4.6.5.    Anticipation and Securing of Evidence
4.6.6.    The Figure of the Witness-Expert
4.6.7.    Joint Expert Statements

4.7.    Specific Scope of the Expert's Intervention in Criminal Proceedings

4.7.1.    Prior Intervention of the Expert in the Pre-trial or Preliminary Proceedings Phase of the Abbreviated Proceeding
4.7.2.    The Cases of Anticipated Evidence and Preconstituted Evidence
4.7.3.    Judicial Initiative in the Hearing or Trial in Relation to Evidence Not Proposed by the Parties Its Possible Extension to Expert Evidence
4.7.4.    Timing of the Expert's Intervention at the Hearing, According to the Order of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
4.7.5.    Object and Purpose of the Expert's Presence at the Trial
4.7.6.    Joint Expert Statements

4.8.    Other Issues of Interest in Relation to the Expert's Appearance at Trial

4.8.1.    The Stage: Common Architecture of a Courtroom and the Location of the Interveners
4.8.2.    The Taking of an Oath or Pledge, its Meaning and the Duty of Truthfulness and the Avoidance of Reticence and Inaccuracy
4.8.3.    The Development of the Debate: how to Address the Parties and the Court
4.8.4.    The Balance between the Rigor of Technical Language and the Need for Clarity as a Guarantee of Judicial Accuracy

4.9.    Assessment of Expert Evidence

4.9.1.    General Information on the Assessment of Evidence
4.9.2.    Systems About the Assessment of Evidence (Appraised vs. Free)
4.9.3.    Differences between the Concepts "Burden of Proof" / "Assessment of Evidence"
4.9.4.    The Assessment of Evidence and the Requirement to Provide Reasons for Judicial Decisions
4.9.5.    The Assessment of Expert Evidence in Civil Proceedings
4.9.6.    The Possibilities for Review of the Assessment of Evidence in the Second Civil Instance
4.9.7.    The Assessment of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
4.9.8.    The Possibilities for Review of the Assessment of Evidence in the Second Criminal Instance

4.10.    Mechanisms Affecting the Value and Appraisal of Evidence

4.10.1.    Challenging the Experts in Civil Proceedings
4.10.2.    Blemish of the Experts in Civil Proceedings
4.10.3.    Challenging Experts in Criminal Proceedings

Module 5. Civil Liability of the Expert Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Civil Judicial Proceedings

5.1.    Veterinary Civil Liability (I)

5.1.1.    Introduction
5.1.2.    Obligation of Means or of Result
5.1.3.    Requirements for the Emergence of Veterinary Civil Liability

5.2.    Veterinary Civil Liability (II)

5.2.1.    Civil Contractual Liability
5.2.2.    Civil Tort Liability
5.2.3.    Juxtaposed Liabilities

5.3.    Expert Civil Liability Analysis and Case Studies

5.3.1.    Introduction
5.3.2.    Expert Civil Liability
5.3.3.    Civil Liability of the Veterinary Expert

5.4.    Civil Liability Insurance

5.4.1.    Veterinarian's Liability Insurance Regulation and Enforceability
5.4.2.    Veterinary Expert's Liability Insurance

5.5.    Regulation of the Expert's Intervention in the Civil Procedure Law

5.5.1.    Object and Purpose of Expert Evidence in Civil Proceedings
5.5.2.    Oath or Promise to Act Objectively
5.5.3.    Time of Providing the Expert's Report
5.5.4.    Possibility of Subsequent Contribution Subsequent Contribution Due to Impossibility Subsequent Contribution for Supplementary Allegations

5.6.    Civil Judicial Proceedings

5.6.1.    Ordinary Trial
5.6.2.    Verbal Trial
5.6.3.    Special Proceedings (Special Mention to Matrimonial Proceedings and Judicial Property Division Proceedings)
5.6.4.    Possible Intervention of the Veterinary Legal Expert in Each of Them

5.7.    Types of Experts in Civil Proceedings (According to the System of Appointment)

5.7.1.    Party-Appointed Expert
5.7.2.    Court-Appointed Expert Upon Request of the Party
5.7.3.    Court-Appointed Expert Without Request of a Party
5.7.4.    Evaluation of the Expert's Report According to their Designation?

5.8.    Qualifications of Experts and Procedure for Judicial Appointment

5.8.1.    Official Title and Membership
5.8.2.    Procedure for Judicial Appointment
5.8.3.    Qualifications of Veterinary Experts and Procedure for their Appointment
5.8.4.    Call, Acceptance and Provision of Funds
5.8.5.    Cases of Free Legal Assistance
5.8.6.    Expert's Objection Concurring Circumstances for the Objection Contradiction and Assessment of the Objection Possible Sanction

5.8.7.    Possible Intervention of the Parties in the Expert's Operations
5.8.8.    Issuance and Ratification of the Judicially Appointed Expert

5.9.    Defence of the Report at the Trial

5.9.1.    Extent of Expert Intervention at Trial or at the Hearing
5.9.2.    Statement or Explanation of Report

5.10.    Professionals Involved in Civil Proceedings and their Relationship with the Expert

5.10.1.    Judge
5.10.2.    Lawyers of the Parties
5.10.3.    Criticism of the Report of the Opposing Party's Expert

Module 6. Criminal Liability of the Expert Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Criminal Judicial Proceedings

6.1.    The Expert in the Legal System

6.1.1.    Definition of Expert
6.1.2.    Purpose of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
6.1.3.    Expert's Knowledge Incorporated in the Process
6.1.4.    Basic Concepts of Liability: Negligence, Carelessness, Recklessness, Diligence, Fault, Fraud, Frailty

6.2.    Criminal Liability

6.2.1.    Function of Criminal Law: Ultimate "Ratio Legis"
6.2.2.    Guiding Principles of Criminal Law
6.2.3.    Structure of the Crime: Action Type I: Unlawfulness Guilt

6.3.    The Crime of False Testimony in the Expert

6.3.1.    Essential Versus Non-Essential Falsehood
6.3.2.    Structure Elements of the Type: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.4.    The Crime of Bribery in the Expert

6.4.1.    Structure Elements of the Type: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.5.    The Crime of Obstruction of Justice

6.5.1.    Crime Against Public Order
6.5.2.    Structure Elements of the Type: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.6.    The Crime of Disobedience in the Expert

6.6.1.    Structure Elements of the Type: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.7.    The Crime of Retaliation for the Expert's Performance in Criminal Proceedings

6.7.1.    The Crime of Coercion
6.7.2.    Prohibited Negotiations at the Expert's Office
6.7.3.    Structure Elements of the Criminal Types: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.8.    Disloyalty

6.8.1.    Concealment of Documents
6.8.2.    Structure Elements of the Criminal Types Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.9.    The Crime of Disclosure of a Secret

6.9.1.    Structure Elements of the Type: Action Type Protected Legal Asset Typicality Unlawfulness Guilt

6.10.  Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Criminal Proceedings

6.10.1.    Types of Expert According to Appointment
6.10.2.    Appointment
6.10.3.    Acceptance
6.10.4.    Abstention, Recusal, Objection
6.10.5.    Number of Experts According to Type of Proceeding
6.10.6.    Abbreviated Procedure and Summary Procedure
6.10.7.    An Expert Report
6.10.8.    The Veterinary Expert at the Oral Hearing of the Trial

Module 7. Disciplinary Liability of the Expert Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Contentious-Administrative Judicial Proceedings Disciplinary Liability the Expert

7.1.    Disciplinary Liability

7.1.1 Introduction
7.1.2.    Collegial Organizations
7.1.3.    Professional Ethics and Deontology
7.1.4.    Veterinary College Organization
7.1.5.    Ethical Committees
7.1.6.    International Organizations Related to the Veterinary Profession

7.2.    Applicable Regulations

7.2.1.    Introduction
7.2.2.    Regulatory Hierarchy and Territorial Application
7.2.3.    Colegial Regulations
7.2.4.    Nature of the Codes of Ethics
7.2.5.    Code of Ethics for the Practice of the Veterinary Profession
7.2.6.    Deontological Requirements for Veterinary Experts
7.2.7.    Disciplinary Infraction

7.3.    Disciplinary Proceedings

7.3.1.    Introduction
7.3.2.    Fundamentals, Guarantees and Guiding Principles
7.3.3.    Initial Phase of the Disciplinary Procedure Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians Initiation of the Procedure
7.3.4.    Intermediate Phase of the Disciplinary Procedure Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians
7.3.5.    Completion of the Disciplinary Proceeding Statutes of the General Council of Veterinarians
7.3.6.    Analysis of Disciplinary Procedures of other Colleges of the Veterinary Collegiate Organization

7.4.    Sanctions and Appeals

7.4.1.    Type of Infractions, Minor, Serious and Very Serious
7.4.2.    Sanctions
7.4.3.    Prescription of Infractions and Penalties, Rehabilitation in Case of Expulsion
7.4.4.    Infractions and Sanctions Specific to Veterinary Experts
7.4.5.    Types of Appeals in Collegial Proceedings
7.4.6.    Judicial Procedure: Contentious-Administrative Appeal

7.5.    Conclusions and Jurisprudential Analysis

7.5.1.    Problematic from Ethical Codes
7.5.2.    The Institutional and Social Function of Codes of Ethics
7.5.3.    The Legitimacy of Codes of Ethics and Collegial Disciplinary Power
7.5.4.    Constitutional and Legal Support for Collegiate Disciplinary Power
7.5.5.    Jurisprudential Analysis, Deontological Sanctions

7.6.    Intervention of the Veterinary Expert in Contentious-Administrative Judicial Proceedings Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction

7.6.1.    Nature
7.6.2.    Regulatory Framework
7.6.3.    Courts and Tribunals Structure
7.6.4.    Competition

7.7.    Contentious-Administrative Procedures

7.7.1.    Introduction
7.7.2.    Ordinary Procedure
7.7.3.    Abbreviated Procedure

7.8.    Evidence in Contentious-Administrative Proceedings

7.8.1.    The Speciality of Evidence in the Contentious-Administrative Process
7.8.2.    Burden of Evidence
7.8.3.    Proposal for Admission
7.8.4.    Means of Evidence
7.8.5.    Receipt of Evidence or Taking of Evidence
7.8.6.    Time of Providing Expert Reports to the Contentious-Administrative Proceedings by Experts Appointed by the Parties

7.9.    The Expert Report in the Contentious Administrative Litigation

7.9.1.    Introduction
7.9.2.    Appointment of Expert
7.9.3.    Specificities of the Expert in Contentious Proceedings
7.9.4.    Expert Witness and Court-Appointed Expert
7.9.5.    Judicial Assessment of the Expert Evidence Criteria of the Supreme Court on its Valuation

7.10.    Asset Liability

7.10.1.    Asset Liability of the Public Administration
7.10.2.    Action Against the Administration and Time Limit for its Exercise
7.10.3.    Basic Allocation Criteria
7.10.4.    Compensable Damages, Indemnity Concepts and Possible Right of Recourse
7.10.5.    Cases Arising from the Actions of Veterinarians in the Service of the Administration
7.10.6.    Jurisprudential Analysis

Module 8. Veterinary Expert Investigation Agrifood Industry

8.1.    Expert Performance in the Veterinary Profession

8.1.1.    Veterinary Expertise Performance in Livestock Farms
8.1.2.    Veterinary Expertise Performance in the Animal Feed Industry
8.1.3.    Veterinary Expertise Performance in Agrifood Industry

8.2.    Civil Liability of the Veterinary Profession in Livestock Farming, in the Animal Feed Industry and in the Agrifood Industry

8.2.1.     Introduction
8.2.2.    Accident Data Sector Data Activity Data

8.3.    Documents of the Expert's Work in the Livestock Farm, in the Animal Feed Industry and in the Agrifood Industry

8.3.1.    Report
8.3.2.    Certificate
8.3.3.    Declaration
8.3.4.    Request for Provision of Funds
8.3.5.    Voluntary Discharge Certificate

8.4.     Livestock Farms

8.4.1.     Introduction
8.4.2.    Risk in the Production Phase

8.5.    Claims Investigation

8.5.1.     Machinery Claims
8.5.2.     Facility Claims
8.5.3.     Livestock Production Claims

8.6.     Animal Damage Assessment

8.6.1.     Damage Assessment of Rental Animals Bovine Sheep Goat Horse Swine

8.6.2.     Pets Damage Assessment Dogs. Cats. Equine Other Species

8.7.    Responsibility of Companies Involved in Animal Production

8.7.1.     Analysis of Hedges
8.7.2.     Policy Guarantees
8.7.3.     Operating Civil Liability
8.7.4.     Civil Liability of the Product
8.7.5.     Premises Civil Liability

8.8.     Animal Feed Processing

8.8.1.     Basic Concepts of Transformation, Processing and Handling of Feedstuffs
8.8.2.     Risks Inherent to the Chain's Processes
8.8.3.     Risks Inherent to the Handling of Feedstuffs
8.8.4.     Feed Sampling
8.8.5.     Chain of Custody

8.9.     Animal Feeding

8.9.1.     Adulterated and Contaminated Food
8.9.2.     Legislation on Residues in Food and Feedstuffs

8.10.     Laboratorial Analysis in the Agro-Livestock Industry

8.10.1.     Analytical Techniques of Interest in the Detection of Suspicious Substances
8.10.2.     Interpretation of Analytical Results
8.10.3.     Technical and Methodological Problems of Expert Interest

Module 9. Environmental Veterinary Expertise

9.1.    Environmental Veterinary Regulations

9.1.1.    Introduction
9.1.2.    Regulations on Zoos
9.1.3.    Hunting Regulations
9.1.4.    Fish Farming Regulations

9.2.    Environmental Protection Actions (I)

9.2.1.    Protective Actions in General
9.2.2.    Particularly Actions Applications for Environmental Authorization Environmental Communication

9.3.    Environmental Protection Actions (II)

9.3.1.    Livestock Activities
9.3.2.    Aquaculture Activities
9.3.3.    Food Industry

9.4.    Expertise in the Field of Zoological Nucleus

9.4.1.    Inspection and Appraisal of Zoological Nucleus
9.4.2.    The Habitat
9.4.3.    Problems Associated with Captive Breeding
9.4.4.    Expertise on Suitability of Captive Breeding Nucleus

9.5.    Expertise in the Field of Hunting (I)

9.5.1.    Introduction
9.5.2.    Meaning of Technical Plans
9.5.3.    Ecosystems: Alteration due to Anomalies in Hunting Management
9.5.4.    Protected Natural Areas

9.6.    Expertise in the Field of Hunting (II)

9.6.1.    Undercover Hunting
9.6.2.    Veterinary Report after the Capture or Slaughter of a Hunting Animal
9.6.3.    Environmental Impact of Pests and Diseases in Hunting Wildlife

9.7.    Expertise in the Field of Hunting (III)

9.7.1.    Non-Hunting Species Slaughter and its Environmental Significance
9.7.2.    Illegal Capture Methods and their Control
9.7.3.    Expertise on Non-compliance with Regulations Related to the Hunting Field

9.8.    Expertise in the Field of Exotic Species (I)

9.8.1.    Exotic and Invasive Species
9.8.2.    Species Identification
9.8.3.    CITES Convention

9.9.    Expertise in the Field of Exotic Species (II)

9.9.1.    Expertise Related to the Trade of Exotic Species
9.9.2.    Technical and Police Actions

9.10.  Poisons

9.10.1.    Uses of Poison
9.10.2.    Legal Use of Poison
9.10.3.    Existing Means of Control
9.10.4.    National and European Programs for its Control and Eradication
9.10.5.    Expertise in Case of Poisoning

Module 10. The Veterinary Expert and Animal Abuse

10.1.   Evolution of the Crime of Mistreatment to its Current Content

10.1.5.    Main Developments

10.2.   Animal Welfare and Evolution of Legislation

10.2.1.    Introduction
10.2.2.    Evolution of Welfare Research
10.2.3.    European Legislation
10.2.5.    Regional Administrative Regulations

10.3.   Boundaries Between Criminal and Administrative Offenses

10.3.1.    Introduction
10.3.2.    Abuse
10.3.3.    Other Behaviors
10.3.4.    Mutilations
10.3.5.    Substance Supply
10.3.6.    Abandonment
10.3.7.    Lack of Food
10.3.8.    Transport
10.3.9.    Filming

10.4.   Types of Animal Abuse

10.4.1.    Protected Animals
10.4.2.    Acts of Abuse
10.4.3.    Serious Health Impairment
10.4.4.    Aggravated and Super-Aggravated Cases
10.4.5.    Attenuated Type

10.5.   Other Behaviors

10.5.1.    Sexual Exploitation
10.5.2.    Abandonment
10.5.3.    Bankruptcy Matters
10.5.4.    Application of the Common Provisions of Title XVI

10.6.   Jurisprudence

10.6.1.    Compilation of Rulings on Animal Abuse

10.7.   Environmental Sections of the Prosecutor's Offices

10.7.1.    Principles
10.7.2.    Organization
10.7.3.    Practical Experiences

10.8.   Criminal Investigation of Animal Abuse

10.8.1.    General Principles of Process
10.8.2.    Notitia Críminis and Complaint Network Detection
10.8.3.    Identification and Location of the Perpetrator
10.8.4.    Action in Case of Abandonment
10.8.5. Owner's Liability

10.9.  The Veterinarian and the Criminal Procedure

10.9.1.    Communication of Abuse Obligation
10.9.2.    Veterinarian's Responsibility
10.9.3.    Expert Reports on Animal Abuse

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