Animal Production

Edificio di Veterinaria
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 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.

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.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agricoltural and food economics and policy 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Anatomy of Domestic Animals 8 64 Italian VET/01
Biology 6 56 Italian BIO/01
Chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Mathematics and Physics 10 96 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Modulo: Matematica e statistica5
- Modulo: Principi di fisica5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Agronomy 6 56 Italian AGR/02
Biochemistry 8 64 Italian BIO/10
Veterinary physiology 8 72 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
Animal genetics and selection 10 104 Italian AGR/17
- 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 VET/05
Rural buildings 8 88 Italian AGR/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
animal husbandry and animal welfare 12 128 Italian AGR/19
- Modulo: Etologia applicata e benessere animale6
- Modulo: Zoognostica e zootecnica6
Animal nutrition and feeding 14 144 Italian AGR/18
- 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 VET/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pathology and reproduction 12 112 Italian VET/03 VET/10
- Gestione della riproduzione negli animali da reddito6
- Patologia generale e comparata6
Tecnology and Hygiene of food of animal origin 8 80 Italian VET/04
Veterinary Legislation 6 48 Italian VET/08
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
Economics and marketing of animal products 6 64 Italian AGR/01
- Unità didattica: Economia delle produzioni zootecniche3
- Unità didattica: Marketing3
Pathology and Veterinary Hygiene 11 112 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Igiene veterinaria5
- Parassitologia zootecnica6
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
Trainig 5 0 Italian
Final examination 4 0 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 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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Location
Lodi
Head of study programme
Tutors professors
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

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

Scholarships and benefits

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

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 80 + 3 reserved for non-EU citizens + 2 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project


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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