Training course 05: Small animal internal and behavioural medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19 VET/02 VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students fundamental and comprehensive preparation on behavioral pathologies of pets and horses. The course proposes practical approaches in the form of exercises in the clinic, in the classroom and in the field, taking into consideration the typical learning methods of the species and the effectiveness of different behavior modification and training systems. Students will acquire practical and operational skills to diagnose, evaluate and treat behavioral problems of pets and horses.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must know the main pathologies of the behavior and must be able to treat them using methods that respect animal welfare and are scientifically rigorous.Exercise activities will contribute to the development of critical abilities and judgment on behavioral problems.Finally the guided and collegial discussion of some recent scientific articles relevant to the subject will develop in the student the ability to continue the study autonomously in the course of life.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Prerequisites for admission
To attend the elective course, the student must have passed all the exams of the third year and he must have attended the courses of the first semester of the 5th year.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Learning will be assessed during all the practical activities of the course. Clinical rotation and modules of elective activity contribute in a different way to the definition of the final mark.
In clinical rotation, assessment of skills will be carried out in itinere by each teacher during clinical and diagnostic practical activities. Each specific practical competence carried out by the student will be attested through the electronic logbook by the teacher in whose presence this will be carried out. The regular frequency of activities and the acquisition of skills that the student will have to learn and possess at the end of the activity will result in an "approved" assessment.
At the end of the course, for the elective modules of the course there will be written multiple choice questions.
Clinical Rotation
Course syllabus
In the document of the Day one competences "(DOCs), drawn up by the European Coordinating Committee on Veterinary Training, there is a list of knowledge and skills that the new graduate must possess. The electronic logbook lists the practical skills that the student must acquire to satisfy what is reported in the DOCs document. The hospital rotation is aimed at making the student acquire the skills and competences shown in the electronic logbook which from time to time it will be appropriate to apply on patients and case studies assigned.
Teaching methods
Practical work on referred for visit and hospitalized patients and on biological material provided for diagnostic purposes at the Teaching Veterinary Hospital. The work will be carried out by the students individually or in groups under the direct guidance of the teachers. All students will carry out activities in the Companion Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in the Ruminant and Swine Clinic, in Equine Clinic and in the facilities of the diagnostic services.
Teaching Resources
No specific reference material is foreseen. In relation to the activities carried out from time to time, students may be asked to research and discuss scientific literature on specific cases observed.
Animal Communication
Course syllabus
The evolutionary process of the puppy dog: the phases of cognitive and somatic development. Motivations and mental dispositions of the dog: useful tools for a correct communication. Emotions, temperament and arousal. Horse behavioral development, intraspecific communication of the horse and play as a form of communication.
Teaching methods
theoretical and practical lessons
Teaching Resources
Scientific articles published in international journals and copy of the slides of the lessons
Behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
Course syllabus
Analysis and evaluation of dog and cat behavior. The most frequent behavioral disorders in dogs and cats. Learning methods and Interventions for behavior modification.
Teaching methods
theoretical and practical lessons
Teaching Resources
Scientific articles published in international journals and copy of the slides of the lessons
Safe management, training and behavioral problems of the horse
Course syllabus
Safe management of the horse in different contexts, treatment of behavioral anomalies and undesirable behaviors of the horse with particular reference also to their causes and prevention.
Main behavioral pathologies, prevention and treatment of behavioral problems in horses.
Teaching methods
theoretical and practical lessons
Teaching Resources
Scientific articles published in international journals and copy of the slides of the lessons
Animal Communication
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Palestrini Clara
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Safe management, training and behavioral problems of the horse
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Minero Michela
Professor(s)
Reception:
Friday, 9am - 10 am
Dipartimento di Scienze Animali - Sezione di Zootecnica Veterinaria
Reception:
Wednesday, 11.00-13.00 a.m., by appointment
Clinica dei Ruminanti del Suino e Management - Via dell'Università, 6 26900 LODI