Biosecurity and management

A.Y. 2019/2020
14
Max ECTS
144
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18 VET/05 VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To provide knowledge on all measures, policies and procedures to minimise potential health risks for poultry and rabbit farming. To provide knowledge on the main procedures for the prevention, control and eradication of infectious diseases in poultry farming. Provide the main procedures for individual biosecurity. Provide knowledge to prevent the entry of pathogens and their spread in the farm. To provide knowledge on vaccination, antimicrobial and diagnostic approaches for infection prevention and control. Provide expertise for the implementation and management of biosecurity plans for poultry and rabbit farms; assessment of biosecurity plans and implementation of preventive and corrective protocols including nutritional, immune and parasitic aspects.
Expected learning outcomes
The student must demonstrate that he/she knows and knows how to apply the main personal and business biosecurity procedures to be applied in the poultry and rabbit farm. They must also be able to assess biosecurity plans and apply preventive and corrective protocols in different types of poultry farming.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of cell biology and microbiology; basic chemistry and biochemistry skills
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral examination with evaluation of experimental projects and discussion of the topics covered during the course
Immunonutrition
Course syllabus
Frontal lessons
Immunonutrition: basics and general aspects (1 hour)
Prohibition of antimicrobials for auxinic use: causes, effects and possibilities of substitution (1 hour)
Immune system recalls (2 hours)
Linoleic Acid Conjugates (CLA) (2 hours)
Fatty acids series ω-3 (2 hours)
Amino Acids and Nucleotides (2 hours)
Fiber, prebiotics and probiotics (2 hours)
Natural Extracts - Vitamins and Microelements (2 hours)
Applications in human nutrition (2 hours)

Practical training
Identification of specific products on the market - Internet search, Trade journals (4 hours)
Visit to sector events (4 hours)
Individual analysis of the characteristics of a commercial product and drawing up a report on a specific product in a species of the student's choice (8 hours).
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Educational visits to industry events
Exercise activity in the computer room
Bibliography
Didactic material on Ariel's website
Biosecurity of poultry and rabbit farms
Course syllabus
Basic knowledge of Biosafety
- general concepts of biosafety and risk factors
- personal protective equipment and biohazard
- biosecurity in poultry farming
- biosecurity in rabbit breeding
- welfare in poultry farming
- welfare in rabbit breeding
- correct hygienic-sanitary management in poultry and rabbit farming and in the various types of husbandry
- cleaning and disinfection of farms and means of transport
- official controls and biosafety prevention plans
Microorganisms as pathogens
- pathogenicity factors
- parasite host interaction
Prevention
- general concepts of infection prevention and control
- factors affecting the transmission and spread of the infection
- vaccines and vaccinations in poultry farms
- vaccines and vaccinations in rabbit farms
¬- antimicrobials and chemotherapy management and use
- antimicrobial resistance
- main infectious diseases in poultry and rabbit farms

Practical training: development of a company biosafety plan; frequency of microbiology and pathology laboratories with references to biology, physiology and diagnostics; participation in scientific conferences, round tables and sector events;
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures and use of televoter. Seminars and round tables; participation in workshops. Training in laboratories; visits to the farms; participation in events and conferences in the sector.
Bibliography
Material (publications, presentations, diagrams and protocols) provided or indicated by the teacher
Parasitology and biosafety
Course syllabus
The lectures will focus on:
Host-parasite relationship
Parasitic diseases of bred animals (ruminants and pigs): eziology, life cycle, epidemiology, impact on productions and on welfare
Measures to control and prevent parasitic diseases
Parasitic zoonosis: eziology, life cycle, epidemiology, control
Practices will focus on:
Identification of the most important parasites/parasitic diseases of bred animals (in lab)
The seminars will focus on laboratory diagnosis
Teaching methods
The teaching will be provided through lectures, laboratory exercises and seminars
Bibliography
Files distributed and updated annually by the teacher.
Reference books: Taylor M.A., Coop R.L, Wall R.L. "Parassitologia e Malattie parassitarie degli Animali", I Ediz Italiana, 2010, EMSI ROMA, ediz italiana a cura di Garippa G, Manfredi MT, Otranto D.
Biosecurity of poultry and rabbit farms
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Bonizzi Luigi
Immunonutrition
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Rossi Raffaella
Parasitology and biosafety
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours