Physical Structure

The PPGCAT has its secretariat installed in the Veterinary Medicine and ZootecnhicsSchool (EMEVZ), one of the best infrastructure units among those of UFBA. Its secretariat occupies a physical space of 100 m2, shared with graduate program in Zootechnics. The area is suited to the needs of your faculty and students. Other dependencies of EMEVZ support the activities of the course, highlighting the auditorium equipped with multimedia resources, defense room, besides the research laboratories that are situated in the Headquarters unit. In recent years the infrastructure available for the implementation of the projects of the program has presented considerable development due to the approval of projects in specific notices, whose purpose was the modernization of the laboratories that make up the Program. These structures assume multiple functions to meet the needs of teaching and research, but are also used as instruments for extension.
Other units that have collaboration with accredited professors, stand out the Health Sciences Institute of UFBA, Livestock Development Center, experimental farms of UFBA and the Veterinary Medicine Hospital of UFBA, which have Adequate infrastructure for the activities developed by the programme. 
Currently, the program has:
The Livestock Development Center (about 1000 m2 of built area)-unit of the Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics School located in Oliveira dos Campinhos, Bahia, where students have carried out their experiments in the area of large and small Ruminants, with integration between undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition, several projects, mainly in the research line in biotechnological products and processes, are under development in the experimental farms of UFBA, located in the municipalities of São Gonçalo dos Campos (100 hectares) and Entre Rios (350 hectares).
Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology (LPV) – Coordination of Prof. Dr. Alessandra Estrela Silva Lima, where routine services of the Veterinary Medicine Hospital are developed, such as post-mortem examinations, histopathological evaluation and immunostaining (teaching, extension and research) by conducting a technique of Necropsy and harvesting of materials for various exams, besides the follow-up of histological processing with reading of slides and emission of anatomopathological, histopathological and immunohistochemical results.
Laboratory of Clinical Analysis (LAC) – Cooperation Prof. Dr. Luis Fernando Pita Gondim, where routine examinations are contained complementary to the activities of the Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnics Hospital, such as: Eritro, Leuco and thrombograms, examinations Cytologies, urine contents, cavitary fluid analysis, blood compatibility tests and myelogram. In addition to activities performed by undergraduate students and residents.
Animal Reproduction Laboratory (LRA) – Cooperation Prof. Dr. Antônio Luis Lisboa Filho, where research is carried out in the animal breeding area, animal andrology and reproductive biotechnologies. In addition to activities related to the extension such as semen evaluation, artificial insemination and surgeries for reproductive control. In addition to activities performed by undergraduate students and residents.
Laboratory of Toxicology (LT) – Coordination Prof. Dr. Maria José Moreira Batatinha, where researches related to the drug-toxicological action of toxic and medicinal plants are developed.
Laboratory of diagnosis of Animal Parasitoses(LDPA)-coordination Prof. Dr. Luís Fernando Pita Gondim, where are performed cell culture of protozoa Coccidae-forming cysts, besides the diagnosis of diseases caused by Protozoa, through Coprological, morphologic, serological, Molecular and bioassay tests. In addition to the routine diagnosis for the serological diagnosis of Neosporacaninum and Toxoplasma gondii, in addition to supplying cells and parasites to laboratories at the Institute of Health Science, Hospital das Clínicas and Faculty of Pharmacy.
Laboratory of Bacterioses (LABAC) –Cooperation Prof. Dr. Melissa HanzenPinna where research is carried out related to the diagnosis of infectious diseases in domestic and wild animals of production. Additionally, it operates in the modality of university extension through the provision of specialized service of diagnosis of bacterial diseases through microbiological techniques of isolation/identification, susceptibility test to Antimicrobians and serological tests.
Laboratory of Animal Nutrition (LANA)-coordination Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Lopes, where is developed evaluation of food analysis for animal experimentation: crude protein, ether extract, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, dry matter, Mineral matter, lignin, moisture. Research: Use of lipids for animals; Profile of fatty acids in milk and meat, Zootecnia, ruminant Nutrition, co-products of biodiesel in the feeding of ruminants, lipids, sheep, goats, cattle and buffaloes.
Laboratory of Veterinary Infectology (LIVE)-Coordination Prof. Dr. Stella Maria Barrouin Melo, where research correlated epidemiology of zoonoses, mainly related to rabies virus and to the parasite of leishmaniasis, through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method. In addition to activities performed by undergraduate students in internship.
Laboratory of Hematology and Clinical Biochemistry – coordination Prof. Dr. Maria Consuelo Caribé Ayres, where research is carried out related to clinical analyses, protein electrophoresis, hematological examinations of wild animals and birds for solctures, ruminants, horses, reptiles and fishes, mainly in monitoring of nutritional and metabolic diseases. In addition to activities performed by undergraduate students, it carries out the sanitary monitoring of wild animals of federal public institutions linked to the environment.
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOMOL)-Cooperation of Prof. Dr. Maria Angêla Ornelas de Almeida, where research projects are developed correlated to molecular diagnosis by PCR, mainly from gastrointestinal nematodes of ruminants. In addition to activities performed by undergraduate students in internship.
Laboratories of Neurochemistry and Cell Biology (LabNq)-Coordination of Prof. Dr. Silvia Lima Costa, where researches related to the study of glial cells, inflammatory factors and brain tumors are developed.
Laboratory of Immunology of the Faculty of Pharmacy – coordinated by Prof. Dr. Fernanda Washington de Mendonça Lima, where it is developed actions at the level of laboratory diagnosis to identify agents that cause viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections, in order to diagnose early the etiology of Infections in both individual and collective terms.
Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biology (LABIMUNO) – coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Wagner Dias Portela, where the provision of services in the area of human immunodiagnosis and immunodiagnostic exams by the Unified Health Service (SUS) is developed. Diagnostic tests offered to the population through the SUS: infectious-toxoplasmosis (IgG and IgM), herpesvirus (IgG and IgM), Rubella (IgG and IgM), Cytomegalovirus (IgG and IgM), Chagas disease, syphilis, HIV, HBC, HCV, HTLV. Hormones: T3, T4, free T4, TSH, FSH, bHCG, testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, cortisone, GnRH and immunodiagnostic assays for caprine and ovine Lymphadenitis.
MULTIUSO Laboratory (implanted in 2012) for use in common by students and professors.
Laboratory of Surgical Skills and Alternative Resources (LHC)-Coordination of Prof. Dr. João Moreira da Costa Neto, where the development of technical-practical skills, in the surgical technique area, by students and professionals, in Simulators and multimedia resources. 
All the laboratories described are fully suitable for carrying out the activities necessary for the development of the program's research lines. In addition to these, PPGCAT relies on the collaboration of the following laboratories: Bahia's Poultry Health Laboratory (LASAB), Animal Products Technology Laboratory (CARNE), the Animal Products Technology Laboratory (LEITE), the Centre Development of Livestock (CDP) and the Experimental Farms of the University: Entre Rios and São Gonçalo dos Campos.
Multimedia Resources/Computer Resources-Integrated into the program structure, a computer room was created, which is currently equipped with five microcomputer devices with excellent processing/storage ratio, Allowing students and professors to use high-capacity programs in data processing and consequent agility in the production of the results obtained in experiments. In view of this demand the UFBA provided for the use of professors, since 2014, the license of the statistical programS.A.S (StatisticalAnalysis System in version 9.4 for the Windows system).
Units in partnership with PPGCAT offer, to the program students, about 25 computers with free access to the network and these are distributed in the Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics School, Central Library of UFBA, Sciences of Health Institute and the Pharmacy School. In addition, the university in all its extension has Hotspot providing free internet via WiFi for any mobile device (cell phones, Tablets and Notebooks), which allows a wide possibility of access to information.
PPGCAT offers multimedia projectors connected to microcomputers and a sound system, which allows the use for classes with varying numbers of students. These rooms have an air conditioning system and university chairs upholstered with a scaleable clipboard that guarantee greater comfort to its users.
Internet/Intranet-in relation to Internet services, UFBA has the point of presence of the RNP (PoP-BA) that makes up the national network of Teaching and research whose main function is to meet the needs of the Internet system at academic level. For free access to the signatures of the main scientific journals in environments outside the UFBA network, the graduate program provides through the Superintendence of Information Technology (STI-UFBA) access to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) allowing greater convenience to the faculty and students. Another important factor is that from 2001 the entire network was restructured allowing the expansion of the access speed between the minimum of 34 Mbps and maximum of 622 Mbps. This change leads to the possibility of transmitting content in video, videoconferencing and webconferencing thus reduced the distance between research groups, defenses of theses/dissertations, courses and lectures.
Library Infrastructure-UFBA Central Library has 20 search terminals connected to the Integrated Libraries System (PERGAMUM) which allows you to make a wide consultation with the following parameters: title, author or subject; the entire sector, as well as the university campus has open Internet WiFi Network, also has several network points for notebook; The library has a study area with tables and chairs that allow for greater comfort to students, and if a more reserved location is needed, the library has individual cabins. To assist in the standardization of publications is offered consultancy service and verification of ABNT norms, as well as in the elaboration of the catalographic record. In the UFBA network and in the library it is possible to access the CAPES journal Portal and the other electronic bibliographic research systems available at UFBA (information Portal of UFBA-CONTINUE, Web of Science, Scielo, National Collective catalog of publications Seriadas, thesis database, among others). Through the ORTODOCS NETWORK, students have access to the entire collection of the UFBA sector libraries, distributed in their teaching units and supplementary organs. To obtain articles not covered by the CAPES Portal or other libraries, the students also count on the BIREME and COMUT systems. It is noteworthy the importance of other libraries used by students, available at the Collective Health Institute, Health Sciences Institute, Mathematics Institute, Faculty of Pharmacy, Research center Gonçalo Moniz-FIOCRUZ-BA and EBDA-BA.
Relevant information-UFBA implemented, in 2015, the digital content platform of Dot. Lib, which enables the reading of thousands of books and digital journals, in Portuguese, in the Health Sciences area (Editora Atheneu) and in the Science, Technology and Medicine area (Springer publishing House). This system allows access within the campus of UFBA, as well as outside the university through remote access. It is also important to highlight that from 2001 onwards, the Brazilian Journal of Health and Animal production (RBSPA) was created in digital format and can be accessed by the address The RBSPA has a consistent editorial committee, presents different national and international indexers, and has Qualis B3 classification in Zootecnia and B4 in veterinary medicine.