Stefanyk Vasyl Yuriyovych

Professor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Biotechnology of Animal Reproduction named after H.V.Zvyeryeva of Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytsky University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology.

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Vasyl Stefanyk was born on October 12, 1962 in Lviv. He completed Secondary School № 27. In 1979 he entered veterinary faculty of Lviv Zoo-Veterinary Institute, from which he graduated in 1984. From November 1984 to May 1986 he has been serving in the army. After transfer to the reserve, he has been working as a veterinarian, chief specialist, head of group of theRepublicanCenter for Transplantation of Embryos, leading embryologist of the Ukrainian-English Joint Venture “Ukraine-Livestock”. After gaining great practical experience, in 1993 he entered postgraduate studies at the Department of Obstetrics and Artificial Insemination of Food-Producing Animals of Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytsky University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, where he has been studying until 1996 under the supervision of Khomyn S.P., Professor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997 he defended his Ph.D. thesis "Impact of the environment of uterus and oviducts on the quality of zygotes and the development of embryos in cows". He has been working among the staff of the department of obstetrics and artificial insemination of food-producing animals sinceJanuary 23, 1996. In 2002 he has become an Associate Professor of the said department. From 2002 to 2006 he has been taking the doctoral studies, after which he continued his term of office as an Associate Professor of the department. Since 2009 he has been heading the department of obstetrics and artificial insemination of food-producing animals. In 2010 he defended his habilitation thesis. In 2012 he was awarded the academic title of Professor.

He has long been a participant of “Dzvin” male choir.

The subject of his habilitation thesis is "Substantiation of etiology, pathogenesis of obstetric pathology and pathogenetic and non-specific therapy in the system of prophylaxis of livestock sterility in some geochemical areas of the western part of Ukraine" (scientific advisors: Khomyn S.P., Professor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Zaviryukha V.I., Professor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). The thesis covers scientific and theoretical principles, and substantiates new practical solution of the problem pertaining to etiological pathogenesis of obstetric pathology of symptomatic sterility in cows and heifer calves in the conditions of different geochemical provinces of the western part ofUkraine. The directions of etiological pathogenetic principles of prophylaxis and treatment of cows and bred heifers with obstetrical pathology, aimed at preservation of their health and ensuring high productivity have been theoretically substantiated and clinically and experimentally proved.

Inappropriate sugar-protein ratio in the diet, insufficient provision of the body with B vitamins and microelements: iodine, cobalt and zinc, accompanied by disorder of hemopoiesis, thyroid gland function and general resistance of the organism of cows are the pathogenetic basis of the development of metabolic acidosis of dysproteinemia and endotoxemia in the body of down-calving cows.  Decrease in total proteins in blood serum, in particular, albumins, due to the impairment of the liver's protein synthesis, as well as minerals metabolism imbalance have been revealed in the organism.

Prof. Vasyl Stefanyk is a member of the academic councils of the faculty and the University, Deputy Chairman of the specialized academic council, a member of the State Pharmacological Commission of Ukraine, academic council of "Silesian Polyclinic" (Republic of Poland).

Since 2012, Prof. Vasyl Stefanyk has been supervising the project for technical assistance of the European Union within the framework of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013 for the establishment of aVeterinarySchoolfor advanced diagnostic methods with specialized laboratories. He was trained at theLublinandWroclawUniversitiesof Environmental and Life Sciences (RepublicofPoland), North America Congress (USA). 

Scientific publications

  • Стефанык В.Ю. Особенности микроструктуры эндометрия при воспалении тканей матки у коров / Стефанык В.Ю., Костышин Е.Е. - „Актуальные проблемы интенсивного развития животноводства” // Сб. научных трудов. Вып. 13. - Горки, 2010. (Республика Беларусь).
  • Stefanyk V. Parasacral blocade of pelvis nervous plexus in connection with pathogenetic treatment of puerperal diseases in cows / Stefanyk V., Hunczak V. - „Veterinarstvi” Brno (Czech Republic). Supplementum, LX, 2010, 1. - P. 99-101.
  • Stefanyk V. Zapobieganie і leczenie choroob wywolanych brakiem mikroelementyw (I, Co, Zn) u cielnych krow // Stefanyk V., Zaviryucha V., Kostyshyn Y. Zarzadzanie stadem w aspekcie zdrowia bydla. - Lomza, 2010. - S. 57-63.
  • Стефаник В.Ю. Особливості лікування корів м’ясних порід при затриманні посліду / Стефаник В.Ю., Костишин Є.Є., Кацараба О.А. // Наук, вісник ЛНУВМБ імені С. 3. Ґжицького. – Т.13, №4(50). 4.1. - 2011. - С. 417-423.
  • Стефаник В.Ю. Мастити у нетелей і корів-первісток / Стефаник В.Ю., Шпак М.О. // Науковий вісник ЛНУВМБ імені С. 3. Ґжицького, Т.14, №2(52). 4.1. - Львів, 2012. -С. 319-330.
  • Yablonskiy V. The problem of animal reproduction in new conditions / V.Yablonskiy, V.Stefanyk, T.Basarab // International Conference „Current Approaches to Health and Diseases in Animals and Humans”. - Lublin (Poland), 2014.

Teaching and methodical manuals

  • Фізіологія, патологія та біотехніка відтворення свиней / М.І.Харенко, С.П.Хомин, А.Й. Краєвський, В.Ю.Стефаник та ін. - Суми: Вид. „Козацький вал”, 2010. - 412 с.
  • Мастит у самок сільськогосподарських тварин: навчально-методичний посібник / Сергієнко О.І., Костишин Є.Є., Стефаник В.Ю. та ін. - Львів: Вид. ЛНУВМ, 2014. - 120 с.
  • Фізіологія та патологія розмноження великої рогатої худоби / Г.М.Калиновський, В.А.Яблонський, М.С.Пелехатий, С.П.Хомин, В.Й.Любецький, Г.Г.Харута, В.Ю. Стефаник та ін. - Житомир: „Полісся”, 2014. - 464 с.