An Evoluation on Veterinary Medicine in the Ottoman Empire Towards the End of the 19th Century
Keywords: Veterinary medicine, inspector of veterinary, carantine, college of veterinary medicine, history of veterinary medicine, 19th century
Although, the works in the type of baytarname started to appear in the Ottoman Empire from the 16th Century on, formal veterinary medicine education could begin 80 years after Europe, in 1842. Close relations were established with Europe in order to start a modernized system of education for the veterinary studies. Within this framework, students had been sent to Europe, and the scientific articles and books written on the field had been keenly followed. Unfortunately the veterinarians with this modernized education could not have been sufficient in fulfilling the needs of cities due to economic depressions and war. Consequently, the controls of animals could not be efficiently actualized, and epidemic animal diseases could not be prevented.