Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technologies

Lezione in aula
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-86 - Animal husbandry
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Lodi
Language
Italian

The master degree programme in Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technologies trains professionals equipped with solid scientific, technological and practical training in animal breeding, also in relation to wildlife the related interactions with the territory, animal feeding and nutrition, and the industry connected with the processing of products of animal origin.

Graduates are qualified to assume professional roles with full autonomy and responsibility, both nationally and internationally.

Graduates from the master degree programme in Animal Husbandry can pursue careers in the following professions, in which they are qualified to assume design-related, executive, managerial and consultancy roles:

  • quality control for breeding processes of a zootechnical and amateur nature;
  • agrozootechnical and food and agriculture companies;
  • planning, assistance and assessment procedures in related industries, such as the fodder sector, zootechnical facility engineering, and the processing of products of animal origin;
  • the zootechnical evaluation and welfare management of the animals bred;
  • professional occupations in the field of genetic improvement and selection;
  • research and development in the agro-zootechnical industry;
  • economic and evaluative procedures in the zootechnical, agricultural and food and wildlife sectors;
  • the conservation, management and breeding of wild species;
  • the management of nature parks, zoos and recovery facilities for wild animals;
  • the management of renewable energy production systems at the company level;
  • the management of food certification processes;
  • protection consortia;
  • the supply of products of animal origin for processing companies and large-scale retail;
  • analysis laboratories for foods with zootechnical uses, as well as both primary and processed animal husbandry;
  • primary and processed animal husbandry, and the related commercialisation and marketing processes;
  • technical assistance in developing countries;
  • public and private authorities in the sector;
  • scientific research, teaching and publishing;
  • technical and scientific pharmaceutical information;
  • the evaluation and control of environmental security.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.

English language

Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 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.

The Erasmus+ mobility programme is provided under bilateral agreements with partner universities. Students can attend one of the partner universities to carry out educational activities replacing part of their study plan. These activities include following courses and taking the relevant exams at the foreign university to acquire credits recognized by the degree programme.

Under the Erasmus+ traineeship programme, students can carry out a traineeship abroad at universities, research centres, institutions and foreign laboratories, also for the preparation of their thesis.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Certification of food and animal sectors 6 56 Italian
Information and electronic technologies for animal production 8 88 Italian
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian
Zoonoses of mammalian and avian species 6 64 Italian
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced genetic improvement 8 80 Italian
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and bioinformatics 6 64 Italian
Breeding and management of ruminant and monogastric 6 64 Italian
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of livestock 9 96 Italian
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biochemistry, Pathology and Toxicology Food 9 96 Italian
- Clinical biochemistry of nutrition3
- Metabolic diseases3
- Toxicology and feedcontaminants3
Land appraisal 8 80 Italian
nutrition for animal health and for human well-being 15 160 Italian
- 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
Optional
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian Second semester
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian Second semester
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian Second semester
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian Second semester
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian Second semester
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian Second semester
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian Second semester
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian Second semester
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian Second semester
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian Second semester
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Certification of food and animal sectors 6 56 Italian
Information and electronic technologies for animal production 8 88 Italian
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian
Zoonoses of mammalian and avian species 6 64 Italian
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced genetic improvement 8 80 Italian
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and bioinformatics 6 64 Italian
Breeding and management of ruminant and monogastric 6 64 Italian
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of livestock 9 96 Italian
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Land appraisal 8 80 Italian
Power, supply and quality of animal products 12 128 Italian
- Food Security6
- Nutrition and quality of animal products6
Safety and quality of food animal origin 12 120 Italian
- 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
Optional
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian Second semester
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian Second semester
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian Second semester
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian Second semester
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian Second semester
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian Second semester
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian Second semester
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian Second semester
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian Second semester
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian Second semester
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Certification of food and animal sectors 6 56 Italian
Information and electronic technologies for animal production 8 88 Italian
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian
Zoonoses of mammalian and avian species 6 64 Italian
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced genetic improvement 8 80 Italian
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and bioinformatics 6 64 Italian
Breeding and management of ruminant and monogastric 6 64 Italian
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of livestock 9 96 Italian
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biosecurity and management 14 144 Italian
- Biosecurity of poultry and rabbit farms8
- Immunonutrition3
- Parasitology and biosafety3
Hygiene of Bovine Production 10 104 Italian
- Hygiene of dairy farms and beef7
- Management plans prophylaxis3
Land appraisal 8 80 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian Second semester
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian Second semester
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian Second semester
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian Second semester
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian Second semester
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian Second semester
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian Second semester
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian Second semester
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian Second semester
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian Second semester
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Certification of food and animal sectors 6 56 Italian
Information and electronic technologies for animal production 8 88 Italian
Poulty Science 6 56 Italian
Zoonoses of mammalian and avian species 6 64 Italian
- Zoonoses and emerging zoonoses of ruminants3
- Zoonoses poultry and rabbits3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced genetic improvement 8 80 Italian
- Mixed model selection and genomics3
- Quantitative genetics and selection5
Biostatistics and bioinformatics 6 64 Italian
Breeding and management of ruminant and monogastric 6 64 Italian
- Breeding polygastric3
- Rearing of monogastric3
Rationing of livestock 9 96 Italian
- Dietology3
- Monogastric Feed Formulation3
- Ruminants Feed Formulation3
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Land appraisal 8 80 Italian
Management and conservation 14 144 Italian
- Conservation genetics3
- Ecoparassitologia and health management of fauna3
- Hygiene of livestock wildlife3
- Management and conservation5
Zooculture 10 104 Italian
- Anatomy of fish2
- Poultry, fish and lagomorphs rearing8
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
Analysis of food of animal origin and consumer protection 3 32 Italian Second semester
Animal feeding machinery and equipment 3 32 Italian Second semester
Biochemistry of foods of animal origin 3 32 Italian Second semester
Health Legislation and Workplace Safety Law 3 32 Italian Second semester
Lactation Physiology 3 32 Italian Second semester
Leadership & Communication 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management and Technological aspects for mastitis control 3 32 Italian Second semester
Management of invasive species and large carnivores 3 32 Italian Second semester
Natural additives for controlling of health status in animal husbandry 3 32 Italian Second semester
Pathophysiology of wild animals 3 32 Italian Second semester
Precision Livestock Farming 3 32 Italian Second semester
Professional practice and culture 3 32 Italian Second semester
Toxicology and wildlife: emergent contaminants 3 32 Italian Second semester
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Lodi
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
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