Training course 05: Small animal internal and behavioural medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
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.
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 structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
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
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Animal Communication
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: how to interpret them?

behavioral development of the horse.
the intraspecific communication of the horse
the game as a form of communication with the horse.
Behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
Syllabus
Behavioural indicators of welfare in domestic companion animals. Theory of animal learning and techniques for diagnosis and treatment of common problem disorders.
Safe management, training and behavioral problems of the horse
Syllabus
Safe horse management in different contexts. Behavioural disorders in horses: causes and prevention. Horse welfare assessment
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Animal Communication
Syllabus
NA
Behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
Syllabus
NA
Safe management, training and behavioral problems of the horse
Syllabus
NA
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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