Genetics and animal reproduction

A.Y. 2020/2021
10
Max ECTS
96
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/17 VET/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Learning and improvement of knowledge related to genetic improvement and animal reproduction of domestic animals.
The objectives of the educational unit "Animal breeding and Biotechnology" are to provide a strong knowledge on the theoretical and practical tools and biotechnologies applied to animal breeding, considering the sustainability of the livestock.
The objectives of the educational unit "Technologies of Animal Reproduction" are to improve the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the reproductive trait of the principal domestic animals and teach classical and new reproductive techniques used for management of reproduction, health and efficiency of animal breeding.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to analyse with acute spirit the updates on the genetic and genomic indexes obtained by different breed associations. Also, he will be able to evaluate the genetic and statistical parameters used for the evaluation of the animal as well as he will be able to get information based on the analysis of molecular data related to the animal breeding. The student will be trained on the principal statistical tools that can be used for the preservation of farm animal biodiversity and for tracking products of animal origin. He will learn the techniques related to the animal reproduction, including artificial reproductive techniques, and techniques useful for the cost-effective management of reproductive compartment of animal breeding.
Course syllabus and organization

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Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Miglioramento genetico e biotecnologie in zootecnia
AGR/17 - LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS, ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS - University credits: 6
Field activity: 4 hours
Computer room practicals: 12 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Crepaldi Paola
Tecnologie della riproduzione animale
VET/01 - VETERINARY ANATOMY - University credits: 4
Field activity: 8 hours
Laboratories: 8 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
keeping an appointment by e-mail
Sezione di Zootecnica Agraria, 1st floor, Via Celoria 2
Reception:
On request with appointment by e-mail