Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technologies

Lezione in aula
Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technologies
Course sheet
A.Y. 2022/2023
Master programme
LM-86 - Animal husbandry
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
Language
Italian
Il corso di laurea magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie delle Produzioni Animali mira a formare professionisti dotati di una solida preparazione scientifica e di avanzate capacità operative nei settori dell'allevamento, della genetica e dell'alimentazione animale, dell'industria di trasformazione dei prodotti di origine animale, dei sistemi zootecnici e faunistici, della biosicurezza degli allevamenti, in funzione del benessere degli animali e nel rispetto dell'ambiente, anche a tutela della salute dell'uomo.
In particolare, i laureati in Scienze e Tecnologie delle Produzioni Animali devono essere in grado di:
- pianificare e gestire sistemi meccanizzati e automatizzati in contesti produttivi agro-zootecnici e applicare le tecnologie energetiche rinnovabili ai sistemi agro-zootecnici;
- organizzare, sviluppare e gestire l'alimentazione degli animali da reddito in funzione della salute degli animali, della qualità degli alimenti e della salute dell'uomo;
- gestire le interazioni tra attività zootecniche, fauna selvatica ed ambiente al fine di pianificare un uso integrato e sostenibile delle risorse territoriali;
- progettare e pianificare la gestione genetica delle popolazioni zootecniche;
- applicare misure di biosicurezza per prevenire l'introduzione o limitare la diffusione delle malattie infettive e diffusive nelle popolazioni animali, domestiche e selvatiche;
- applicare le tecnologie di trasformazione e la normativa in vigore garantendo la qualità, la sicurezza e la salubrità degli alimenti di origine animale.
Tra le attività che i laureati magistrali svolgeranno, si indicano in particolare:
- la gestione dei sistemi zootecnici intensivi: negli allevamenti zootecnici intensivi delle specie da reddito, nelle associazioni di razza e di categoria;
- le attività professionali e di progetto nell'ambito della nutrizione e alimentazione animale: negli allevamenti zootecnici e nelle industrie mangimistiche;
- le attività gestionali negli ambiti della produzione, trasformazione e commercializzazione degli alimenti di origine animale: nelle industrie agro-alimentari e nelle imprese della grande distribuzione organizzata;
- la gestione della biosicurezza della filiera zootecnica: negli allevamenti zootecnici intensivi ed estensivi;
- la gestione e la conservazione dei sistemi zootecnici estensivi e faunistici: in contesti territoriali, d'interesse pubblico e privato, nei quali è necessario sviluppare un'adeguata integrazione tra la gestione del patrimonio zootecnico e quello faunistico, allevato o a vita libera;
- la ricerca scientifica nelle Università italiane o straniere, in enti di ricerca pubblici e privati e nell'industria.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Il programma di mobilità Erasmus+ per gli studenti del Corso di Studi, è previsto nell'ambito di accordi bilaterali formalizzati con Università partner. Durante la mobilità all'estero con il programma Erasmus+ ai fini di studio, gli studenti possono frequentare una delle Università partner per svolgere attività formative sostitutive di una parte del proprio piano di studi. Tali attività prevedono la frequenza di corsi e i relativi esami presso l'Università straniera per l'acquisizione di crediti formativi riconosciuti nell'ambito del Corso di Studio.
Il programma di internazionalizzazione del Corso di Studio attraverso Erasmus+ traineeship, permette anche di svolgere un tirocinio formativo all'estero presso Università, centri di ricerca, istituzioni e laboratori stranieri, anche per svolgere attività inerenti alla preparazione della tesi
Enrolment
Requisiti e conoscenze richieste per l'accesso
Possono accedere al Corso di laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie delle Produzioni Animali i laureati nelle classi L-38, L-13, L-25, L-26, L-2, L-32 nonché nelle corrispondenti classi relative al D.M. 509/99.
Per l'ammissione i laureati devono aver acquisito almeno 60 CFU in SSD riguardanti le discipline: biochimica (BIO/10, BIO/12), economia ed estimo rurale (AGR/01), agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee (AGR/02), genetica agraria e zootecnica generale e miglioramento genetico (AGR/07, AGR/17), idraulica agraria (AGR/08), entomologia (AGR/11), chimica agraria (AGR/13), scienze tecnologie alimentari (AGR/15), microbiologia agraria (AGR/16), meccanica agraria e costruzioni rurali (AGR/09, AGR/10), alimentazione animale, zootecnica speciale e zoocolture (AGR/18, AGR/19, AGR/20), morfo-fisiologia veterinaria (VET/01, VET/02), patologia generale veterinaria (VET/03), ispezione degli alimenti di origine animale (VET/04), malattie infettive degli animali (VET/05), parassitologia e malattie parassitarie (VET/06), farmacologia e tossicologia veterinaria (VET/7), riproduzione animale (VET/10), informatica (INF/01), statistica (SECS-S/01).


Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze e della preparazione personale
Tutti candidati esterni dovranno presentare autocertificazione della carriera con il dettaglio degli insegnamenti e SSD; I requisiti curriculari di cui ai punti precedenti e l'ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale sono valutati da apposita Commissione nominata dal Collegio Didattico.

Admission

Application for admission: from 15/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2022 to 16/01/2023


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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Certification of Food and Animal Sectors 6 56 Italian VET/04
Information and Electronic Technologies for Animal Production 8 88 Italian AGR/09
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian AGR/20
Zoonoses of Mammalian and Avian Species 6 64 Italian VET/05
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Genetic Improvement 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 6 64 Italian ING-INF/06
Breeding and Management of Ruminant and Monogastric 6 64 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of Livestock 9 96 Italian AGR/18
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente deve acquisire 3 cfu in ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry, Pathology and Toxicology Food 9 96 Italian BIO/12 VET/03 VET/07
- Clinical biochemistry of nutrition3
- Metabolic diseases3
- Toxicology and feedcontaminants3
Land Appraisal 8 80 Italian AGR/01
Nutrition for Animal Health and For Human Well-Being 15 160 Italian AGR/18
- Animal feed and food safety3
- Applied nutrigenomics3
- Feeding and sensory analysis3
- PERINATAL NUTRITION3
- Supply and product quality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English VET/07
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
C - Nel corso del II anno lo studente deve acquisire 9 cfu scegliendo tra i seguenti insegnamenti :
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English Second semester VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English Second semester AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English Second semester BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English Second semester AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English Second semester VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English Second semester VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English Second semester AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English Second semester VET/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Certification of Food and Animal Sectors 6 56 Italian VET/04
Information and Electronic Technologies for Animal Production 8 88 Italian AGR/09
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian AGR/20
Zoonoses of Mammalian and Avian Species 6 64 Italian VET/05
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Genetic Improvement 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 6 64 Italian ING-INF/06
Breeding and Management of Ruminant and Monogastric 6 64 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of Livestock 9 96 Italian AGR/18
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente deve acquisire 3 cfu in ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Land Appraisal 8 80 Italian AGR/01
Power, Supply and Quality of Animal Products 12 120 Italian AGR/18 AGR/19
- Food Security6
- Nutrition and quality of animal products6
Safety and Quality of Food Animal Origin 12 120 Italian VET/02 VET/04 VET/07
- Functionality of muscle and adipose tissue3
- Production and marketing of food of animal origin6
- Toxicology residues3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English VET/07
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
C - Nel corso del II anno lo studente deve acquisire 9 cfu scegliendo tra i seguenti insegnamenti :
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English Second semester VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English Second semester AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English Second semester BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English Second semester AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English Second semester VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English Second semester VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English Second semester AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English Second semester VET/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Certification of Food and Animal Sectors 6 56 Italian VET/04
Information and Electronic Technologies for Animal Production 8 88 Italian AGR/09
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian AGR/20
Zoonoses of Mammalian and Avian Species 6 64 Italian VET/05
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Genetic Improvement 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 6 64 Italian ING-INF/06
Breeding and Management of Ruminant and Monogastric 6 64 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of Livestock 9 96 Italian AGR/18
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente deve acquisire 3 cfu in ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biosecurity and Management 14 144 Italian AGR/18 VET/05 VET/06
- Biosecurity of poultry and rabbit farms8
- Immunonutrition3
- Parasitology and biosafety3
Hygiene of Bovine Production 10 104 Italian VET/05
- Hygiene of dairy farms and beef7
- Management plans prophylaxis3
Land Appraisal 8 80 Italian AGR/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English VET/07
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
C - Nel corso del II anno lo studente deve acquisire 9 cfu scegliendo tra i seguenti insegnamenti :
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English Second semester VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English Second semester AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English Second semester BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English Second semester AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English Second semester VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English Second semester VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English Second semester AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English Second semester VET/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Certification of Food and Animal Sectors 6 56 Italian VET/04
Information and Electronic Technologies for Animal Production 8 88 Italian AGR/09
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian AGR/20
Zoonoses of Mammalian and Avian Species 6 64 Italian VET/05
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Genetic Improvement 8 80 Italian AGR/17
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 6 64 Italian ING-INF/06
Breeding and Management of Ruminant and Monogastric 6 64 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of Livestock 9 96 Italian AGR/18
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente deve acquisire 3 cfu in ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Land Appraisal 8 80 Italian AGR/01
Management and Conservation 14 144 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19 VET/05 VET/06
- Conservation genetics3
- Ecoparassitologia and health management of fauna3
- Hygiene of livestock wildlife3
- Management and conservation5
Zooculture 10 104 Italian AGR/20 VET/01
- Anatomy of fish2
- Poultry, fish and lagomorphs rearing8
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English VET/07
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
C - Nel corso del II anno lo studente deve acquisire 9 cfu scegliendo tra i seguenti insegnamenti :
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analysis of Food of Animal Origin Toward Consumer Protection 3 32 English Second semester VET/04
Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle 3 32 English Second semester AGR/09
Biochemistry of Foods of Animal Origin 3 32 English Second semester BIO/12
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester VET/08
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/18
Management of Invasive Alien Species and European Carnivores 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Mastitis Management and Prevention 3 32 English Second semester VET/05
Natural Additives in Food Producing Animals 3 32 English Second semester AGR/19
Pathophysiology of Wild Animals 3 32 English Second semester VET/03
Physiology of Lactation 3 32 English Second semester VET/02
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 English Second semester AGR/10
Professional Practice and Culture 3 32 Italian Second semester AGR/01
Wildilife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminants 3 32 English Second semester VET/07
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Location
Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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