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Animal Husbandry and Welfare  Allevamento e benessere animale

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-38 Animal husbandry
Application and Admission Open. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Celoria10 - Milano
Head of Studies Vittorio Maria Moretti
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The degree programme in Animal Husbandry and Welfare is designed to train professionals who are qualified to engage in all areas of work relating to the zootechnical system, such as the technical, sanitary and economic management of productive animal husbandry (milk and meat ruminants, pigs, horses, poultry, rabbits and fish) and pets (dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, rodents and birds).

The course offers in-depth training in questions relating to production and reproduction efficacy, animal welfare and the environmental impact of animal husbandry.

Graduates will be able to combine the quantitative and qualitative improvement of livestock farming with the welfare and health of the animals.

Career and Employment

The degree programme in Animal Husbandry and Welfare is awarded to those students who have mastered the prescribed subjects, developed the capacity to apply this knowledge in specific working contexts, and are capable of resolving all zootechnical-related issues.

Graduates must therefore be able to communicate their knowledge and employ their technical skills in the workplace, working with national and international operators, including those from other technical and scientific sectors.

Graduates in Animal Husbandry and Welfare have the opportunity to develop technical expertise and practical skills during study and research placements in Italian and foreign institutions, including non-university spheres, which are organised through international agreements.

Graduates can pursue careers in the following professional spheres:   

  • the technical, food, genetic, sanitary and economic management of productive and pet animal husbandry, and fish farming
  • the management and leadership of agrozootechnical and game animal firms, and the fodder and supplement industries
  • the design of zootechnical shelters and facilities
  • the management of human welfare and the genetic improvement of animal populations
  • environmental protection procedures through zootechnical waste disposal plans and the evaluation of environmental impact
  • the management of commercial activities in the pet sector
  • assistance of a technical and economic, accounting and tax nature, for companies that produce technical equipment and goods in the animal husbandry sector
  • artificial insemination in animal species in animal husbandry, excluding horses
  • technical consultancy services concerning financial and insurance issues.