In 1894 a special collection was founded in the College of Veterinary Science, and it was named after Gyula Magyary-Kossa, professor of pharmacology and the most prominent head of the library ever since. 3586 titles (6352 volumes) were enumerated in his catalogue, edited in 1901. His other bibliography, entitled “Magyar állatorvosi könyvészet” is giving an overall picture of a Hungarian veterinary literature from 1472 to 1904, which is unique not only in the history of Hungarian veterinary science, but also all over the world.
An application of the Ministry of Informatics and Communications created the possibility to digitize a few works of this collection. These works are the most endangered, being 3-400 years old, and at the same time the most precious ones.
The library would like to share these treasures with the veterinary community and make research possible also for scholars living abroad or far from our collection. We attempted to make electronic copies as close to the original as possible to enhance research, and to provide an experience close to touching the real items with their beautiful illustrations.
These editions prove by their mere existence that Hungarian veterinary science and education both matched international standards in quality already in the 18th century.
The whole collection is located on the library’s website and thus, is accessable free of charge through the internet. If you need further information feel free to contact us.


  • Von der Nothwendigkeit und dem Nutzen der Thierarzney besonders für Ungarn
  • Barmokat orvosló-könyv
  • A’ barom-állatok seb-gyógyítása tudományáról írtt könyvek
  • Fugger Márk úrnak a’ lovak neveléséről irtt könyve…
  • A’ marha-dögről való jegyzések…
  • A’ pusztai, hadi és házi ménesekről írt könyv. 2. rész
  • La mareschalerie de Laurent Ruse, ou sont contenuz remedes tres singuliers contre les maladie des chevaux
  • Mulomedicina
  • Hippiater expertus. Wolerfahrner Ross-Artzt
  • Neuer und vermehrter Tractat von der Stuterey oder Fohlenzucht…
  • Llave de Albeyteria, primera y segunda parte
  • Veterinarius folyóirat 1878-1881 közötti évfolyamai