To give students the basic knowledges of the etiopathogenetic mechanisms regarding the principal reproductive pathologies in postpartum high producing dairy cows. Attention will be paid about the interactions between predisposing and actual factors at the origin of the so called reproductive tecnopathologies with the aim to teach the best actions to perform an adeguate prevention of the reproductive post partum pathologies.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have acquired information and understanding about the origin and ethiopathogenesis of peripartum reproductive diseases in the context of intensive breeding and how to handle these pathologies in relation to managerial, environmental and individual factors. Students will also acquire practical experience and communication skills regarding diagnosis, control and prevention of these diseases, including the possibility of interchange during field trips and the evaluation of audiovisual material.
Lesson period: Second semester
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