Animal Husbandry and Welfare

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-38 - Animal husbandry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Lodi
Language
Italian

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.

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.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

To sit the legal English exam included in the plan of study, students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Recommended, not mandatory.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Statistics 10 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica5
- Statistica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Physiology of Animal domestics 6 56 Italian VET/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Breeding of small species 6 64 Italian AGR/20
- Poultry farming3
- Rabbit farming3
Farming systems and animal welfaire 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Zootecnica6
- Modulo:Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale6
Genetics of Animal domestics 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Genetics4
- genetic improvement4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition and feeding 16 168 Italian AGR/18
- Comparative Animal Nutrition4
- Feed nutritional evaluation3
- formulation and industrial production of feed3
- rationing of monogastric3
- rationing polygastric3
General Microbiology and Immunology 6 56 Italian VET/05
Rural Buildings and facilities 12 120 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Engineering and construction livestock6
- Machines and plants for farms6
Toxicology and Legislation 9 72 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Toxicology of domestic animals6
- Zootechnical and environmental legislation3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economics and marketing 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Parassitogy and Hygiene 11 104 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Parassitogy3
- hygiene of livestock8
Pathology and Reproduction 11 104 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative Pathology5
- Management of reproduction in domestic animals6
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian VET/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Genetics and Etology 7 72 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19
- Applied Ethology and management of dogs and cats3
- Genetics of pets Animal4
Nutrition and feeding of dog and cat 5 56 Italian AGR/18
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian VET/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 6 0 Italian
Final Examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel corso del III anno è prevista l'attivazione di insegnamenti a libera scelta dello studente. Tali corsi hanno come obiettivo quello di offrire agli studenti la possibilità di un approfondimento della loro preparazione in specifici settori di indirizzo al fine di completare la formazione specifica, fermo restando la piena libertà degli studenti di scegliere i 12 CFU previsti tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati proposti dalla Facoltà e/o dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il progetto formativo.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester VET/07
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Non sono previste propedeuticità
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Statistics 10 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica5
- Statistica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Physiology of Animal domestics 6 56 Italian VET/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Breeding of small species 6 64 Italian AGR/20
- Poultry farming3
- Rabbit farming3
Farming systems and animal welfaire 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Zootecnica6
- Modulo:Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale6
Genetics of Animal domestics 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Genetics4
- genetic improvement4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition and feeding 16 168 Italian AGR/18
- Comparative Animal Nutrition4
- Feed nutritional evaluation3
- formulation and industrial production of feed3
- rationing of monogastric3
- rationing polygastric3
General Microbiology and Immunology 6 56 Italian VET/05
Rural Buildings and facilities 12 120 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Engineering and construction livestock6
- Machines and plants for farms6
Toxicology and Legislation 9 72 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Toxicology of domestic animals6
- Zootechnical and environmental legislation3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economics and marketing 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Parassitogy and Hygiene 11 104 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Parassitogy3
- hygiene of livestock8
Pathology and Reproduction 11 104 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative Pathology5
- Management of reproduction in domestic animals6
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian VET/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
horse management 6 64 Italian AGR/19
Nutrition, feeding and Dietology 6 64 Italian AGR/18
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian VET/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 6 0 Italian
Final Examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel corso del III anno è prevista l'attivazione di insegnamenti a libera scelta dello studente. Tali corsi hanno come obiettivo quello di offrire agli studenti la possibilità di un approfondimento della loro preparazione in specifici settori di indirizzo al fine di completare la formazione specifica, fermo restando la piena libertà degli studenti di scegliere i 12 CFU previsti tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati proposti dalla Facoltà e/o dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il progetto formativo.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester VET/07
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Non sono previste propedeuticità
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Statistics 10 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica5
- Statistica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Physiology of Animal domestics 6 56 Italian VET/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Breeding of small species 6 64 Italian AGR/20
- Poultry farming3
- Rabbit farming3
Farming systems and animal welfaire 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Zootecnica6
- Modulo:Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale6
Genetics of Animal domestics 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Genetics4
- genetic improvement4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition and feeding 16 168 Italian AGR/18
- Comparative Animal Nutrition4
- Feed nutritional evaluation3
- formulation and industrial production of feed3
- rationing of monogastric3
- rationing polygastric3
General Microbiology and Immunology 6 56 Italian VET/05
Rural Buildings and facilities 12 120 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Engineering and construction livestock6
- Machines and plants for farms6
Toxicology and Legislation 9 72 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Toxicology of domestic animals6
- Zootechnical and environmental legislation3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economics and marketing 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Parassitogy and Hygiene 11 104 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Parassitogy3
- hygiene of livestock8
Pathology and Reproduction 11 104 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative Pathology5
- Management of reproduction in domestic animals6
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian VET/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microbiology and Hygiene of animal-origin food 6 56 Italian VET/04
Processing industries of food of animal origin 6 56 Italian VET/04
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian VET/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 6 0 Italian
Final Examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel corso del III anno è prevista l'attivazione di insegnamenti a libera scelta dello studente. Tali corsi hanno come obiettivo quello di offrire agli studenti la possibilità di un approfondimento della loro preparazione in specifici settori di indirizzo al fine di completare la formazione specifica, fermo restando la piena libertà degli studenti di scegliere i 12 CFU previsti tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati proposti dalla Facoltà e/o dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il progetto formativo.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester VET/07
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Non sono previste propedeuticità
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Statistics 10 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica5
- Statistica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Physiology of Animal domestics 6 56 Italian VET/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Breeding of small species 6 64 Italian AGR/20
- Poultry farming3
- Rabbit farming3
Farming systems and animal welfaire 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Zootecnica6
- Modulo:Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale6
Genetics of Animal domestics 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Genetics4
- genetic improvement4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition and feeding 16 168 Italian AGR/18
- Comparative Animal Nutrition4
- Feed nutritional evaluation3
- formulation and industrial production of feed3
- rationing of monogastric3
- rationing polygastric3
General Microbiology and Immunology 6 56 Italian VET/05
Rural Buildings and facilities 12 120 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Engineering and construction livestock6
- Machines and plants for farms6
Toxicology and Legislation 9 72 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Toxicology of domestic animals6
- Zootechnical and environmental legislation3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economics and marketing 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Parassitogy and Hygiene 11 104 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Parassitogy3
- hygiene of livestock8
Pathology and Reproduction 11 104 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative Pathology5
- Management of reproduction in domestic animals6
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian VET/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Extensive farming and eco-parasitology 6 64 Italian AGR/19 VET/06
- Modulo: Parassiti, biodiversità e salute ambientale3
- Modulo: Tecnologie di allevamento estensivo3
Feeding and genetics 6 64 Italian AGR/17 AGR/18
- Livestock nutrition in pasture-based systems3
- Modulo: Etnografia e gestione genetica3
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian VET/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 6 0 Italian
Final Examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel corso del III anno è prevista l'attivazione di insegnamenti a libera scelta dello studente. Tali corsi hanno come obiettivo quello di offrire agli studenti la possibilità di un approfondimento della loro preparazione in specifici settori di indirizzo al fine di completare la formazione specifica, fermo restando la piena libertà degli studenti di scegliere i 12 CFU previsti tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati proposti dalla Facoltà e/o dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il progetto formativo.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester VET/07
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Non sono previste propedeuticità
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Statistics 10 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica5
- Statistica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricultural economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 6 48 Italian BIO/10
Physiology of Animal domestics 6 56 Italian VET/02
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Breeding of small species 6 64 Italian AGR/20
- Poultry farming3
- Rabbit farming3
Farming systems and animal welfaire 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Zootecnica6
- Modulo:Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale6
Genetics of Animal domestics 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Genetics4
- genetic improvement4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal nutrition and feeding 16 168 Italian AGR/18
- Comparative Animal Nutrition4
- Feed nutritional evaluation3
- formulation and industrial production of feed3
- rationing of monogastric3
- rationing polygastric3
General Microbiology and Immunology 6 56 Italian VET/05
Rural Buildings and facilities 12 120 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
- Engineering and construction livestock6
- Machines and plants for farms6
Toxicology and Legislation 9 72 Italian VET/07 VET/08
- Toxicology of domestic animals6
- Zootechnical and environmental legislation3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economics and marketing 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Parassitogy and Hygiene 11 104 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Parassitogy3
- hygiene of livestock8
Pathology and Reproduction 11 104 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Comparative Pathology5
- Management of reproduction in domestic animals6
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian VET/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Renewable Energies and Energy Savings for agro-zootechnical systems 6 64 Italian AGR/09
sustainable management of livestock waste 6 64 Italian AGR/10
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian VET/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 6 0 Italian
Final Examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Nel corso del III anno è prevista l'attivazione di insegnamenti a libera scelta dello studente. Tali corsi hanno come obiettivo quello di offrire agli studenti la possibilità di un approfondimento della loro preparazione in specifici settori di indirizzo al fine di completare la formazione specifica, fermo restando la piena libertà degli studenti di scegliere i 12 CFU previsti tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati proposti dalla Facoltà e/o dall'Ateneo, purché coerenti con il progetto formativo.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester VET/08
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/09
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/19
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester VET/01
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester VET/02
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester AGR/18
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester VET/07
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/20
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/17
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/05
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/02
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/09
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/10
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/06
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

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The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 220 + 3 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 05/05/2020 to 24/07/2020

Application for matriculation: from 27/07/2020 to 05/08/2020

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 04/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 08/09/2020 to 15/09/2020

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Session: 3

Application for admission: application deadlines will be published shortly.

Application for matriculation: from 29/09/2020 to 15/10/2020

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