Animal Production

Edificio di Veterinaria
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-38 - Scienze zootecniche e tecnologie delle produzioni animali (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Lodi
Language
Italian

The principal objective of the Course is to produce a graduate who can approach specialised studies with the utmost efficacy in order to become a Master's Degree graduate with very high professional standards. This graduate can face the many issues of animal productions in the various territorial frameworks (including, very concisely, economic, environmental and ethical sustainability) to guarantee a future to foods of animal origin, which are the core of Made in Italy products (Grana Padano cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parma ham and several other products of protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) that can promote the certification, protection of food products of animal origin and their exportation to third party countries.

As an alternative, the graduate can immediately be employed by sectors defined by the Ministerial Decree for degree categories that have acquired detailed basic know-how and the skills to apply them and critically transfer them.

Besides the natural progress to further studies to obtain a Master's Degree in Animal Production, the graduate can find career opportunities as:

  • Technician for the production of zootechnical foods, supplements and additives;
  • Technician for the production of foods of animal origin;
  • Technician for the production of functional and biological foods;
  • Technician for production line inspections for foods of animal origin.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

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
Compulsory
Agricoltural and food economics and policy 6 64 Italian
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 8 64 Italian
Biology 6 56 Italian
Chemistry 6 56 Italian
Mathematics and Physics 10 96 Italian
- Modulo: Matematica e statistica5
- Modulo: Principi di fisica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agronomy 6 56 Italian
Biochemistry 8 64 Italian
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 Italian
Veterinary physiology 8 72 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal genetics and selection 10 104 Italian
- Unita' didattica: Genetica di base 4
- Unita' didattica: Gestione genetica e miglioramento delle popolazioni 3
- Unita' didattica: Zootecnica generale e principi di selezione 3
Microbiology 6 56 Italian
Rural buildings 8 88 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
animal husbandry and animal welfare 12 128 Italian
- Modulo: Etologia applicata e benessere animale 6
- Modulo: Zoognostica e zootecnica6
Animal nutrition and feeding 14 144 Italian
- Unita' didattica: Alimentazione e impatto ambientale 3
- Unita' didattica: Formulazione e produzione industriale di mangimi3
- Unita' didattica: Nutrizione animale 5
- Unita' didattica: Valutazione nutrizionale degli alimenti3
Applied Toxicology in animal production 6 48 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Pathology and reproduction 12 112 Italian
- Gestione della riproduzione negli animali da reddito 6
- Patologia generale e comparata6
Tecnology and Hygiene of food of animal origin 8 80 Italian
Veterinary Legislation 6 48 Italian
Optional
Feed Law 3 32 Italian
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Economics and marketing of animal products 6 64 Italian
- Unità didattica: Economia delle produzioni zootecniche3
- Unità didattica: Marketing3
Pathology and Veterinary Hygiene 11 112 Italian
- Igiene veterinaria 5
- Parassitologia zootecnica6
Optional
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Trainig 5 Italian
Final examination 4 Italian
Study plan rules
- 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 delle produzioni animali, 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
Feed Law 3 32 Italian First semester
Feeding and welfare of Pig Specie, in practice 3 32 Italian First semester
Milking machine use and maintenance 3 32 Italian First semester
Organic livestock production systems 3 32 Italian First semester
Pet's anatomy and morphology 3 32 Italian First semester
Physiology of adaptation and reproduction of exotic animals housed in controlled environment 3 32 Italian First semester
Small Ruminant Nutrition & Quality of Products 3 32 Italian First semester
Toxicology: Detection of Contaminants and Illicit Substances 3 32 Italian First semester
Aquaculture 3 32 Italian Second semester
Beekeeping techniques and honeyb bee breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester
Breeds and products of livestock species 3 32 Italian Second semester
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the equine athlete 3 32 Italian Second semester
Laboratory methods for disease prevention in livestock 3 32 Italian Second semester
Parasites and breeding of Companion Animals 3 32 Italian Second semester
Physiology, behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats in their relationship with humans 3 32 Italian Second semester
Plants and structures for agri-tourism sustainable zootecnical farms 3 32 Italian Second semester
Practical aspects of post-partum reproductive pathologies in high producing dairy cows 3 32 Italian Second semester
Practical aspects to interact and integrate efficiently in the dairy and beef cattle breeding 3 32 Italian Second semester
The animal welfare professionals devoted to livestock production systems and animal experimentation 3 32 Italian Second semester
Wildlife parasitology 3 32 Italian Second semester
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Places available: 80 plus 3 reserved to extra UE students, 2 reserved to Marco Polo students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-28-2019
Admission Test date and location: 10/09/2019 09:00
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2019 to 09-25-2019