Breeding and welfare of companions animals

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Breeding and welfare of companions animals
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-38 - Animal husbandry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Via dell'Università, 6 Lodi
Language
Italian
The Degree Program in Breeding and Welfare of Companions Animals contains theoretical knowledge and enables the acquisition of the necessary practical skills needed to operate in the technical, hygienic, reproductive and economic management of the pet breeding, including equines, ornamental animals and animals used for sport, assistance and services.
The course provides skills for monitoring and verifying the welfare conditions of animals, in compliance with current legislation and to protect them; graduates are able to assess the physiological, functional and behavioral attitudes of animals.
Graduates are able to manage the reproduction and selection and to apply artificial insemination techniques; also possess skills for the formulation and preparation of diets for animals according to their physiological and health status. They are able to identify pathological conditions that require veterinary intervention and to ensure the correct application of therapeutic prescriptions. Moreover, graduates acquire the main laboratory analysis technique and apply them for the prevention and control of animal diseases.


Descrizioni in inglese degli sbocchi professionali cds

The graduate works as an employee and / or entrepreneur and / or consultant in:

- pet and ornamental animal breeding;
- stables and horse farms;
- feed and pet food companies;
- companies providing services (genetic, nutritional, reproductive) to animal farms, including dog and horse training;
- breed associations and professional organizations;
- public and private associations that use animals for recreational, educational, sporting and assistance activities;
- public and private veterinary analysis laboratories;
- national and international sector organizations.
The graduate works as an employee and / or entrepreneur and / or consultant in:

- pet and ornamental animal breeding;
- stables and horse farms;
- feed and pet food companies;
- companies providing services (genetic, nutritional, reproductive) to animal farms, including dog and horse training;
- breed associations and professional organizations;
- public and private associations that use animals for recreational, educational, sporting and assistance activities;
- public and private veterinary analysis laboratories;
- national and international sector organizations.
Il programma di mobilità Erasmus+ per gli studenti del Corso di Studi è previsto nell'ambito di accordi bilaterali formalizzati con Università partner. Durante la mobilità all'estero con il programma Erasmus+ ai fini di studio, gli studenti possono frequentare una delle Università partner per svolgere attività formative sostitutive di una parte del proprio piano di studi. Tali attività prevedono la frequenza di corsi e i relativi esami presso l'Università straniera per l'acquisizione di crediti formativi riconosciuti nell'ambito del Corso di Studio.
Il programma di internazionalizzazione del Corso di Studio attraverso Erasmus+ traineeship, permette anche di svolgere un tirocinio formativo all'estero presso Università, centri di ricerca, istituzioni e laboratori stranieri.
Enrollment
Requisiti e conoscenze per l'accesso
Il Corso di Laurea in Allevamento e Benessere degli Animali d'Affezione è ad accesso programmato secondo le disposizioni previste dalla Legge 2 agosto 1999, n. 264. Per l'anno accademico 2021-2022 il numero di posti disponibili per l'iscrizione al primo anno di corso è fissato in 120. Possono essere ammessi al Corso di Laurea in Allevamento e Benessere degli Animali d'Affezione i candidati in possesso del diploma di scuola media superiore o titolo estero equipollente ai sensi del D.M. 22 ottobre 2004 n. 270.

Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze
Il corso di laurea in Allevamento e Benessere degli Animali d'Affezione è a numero programmato al fine di garantire la qualità dell'offerta didattica in relazione alle risorse disponibili e prevede un TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) come prova per l'accesso. Il TOLC può essere sostenuto presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano o una qualsiasi altra Università aderente al CISIA (Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso). Le iscrizioni al TOLC vanno effettuate sul sito del CISIA (www.cisiaonline.it).
Il TOLC valido per l'iscrizione al corso di laurea in Allevamento e Benessere degli Animali d'Affezione è il TOLC-AV (Test On Line Agraria e Veterinaria), composto dalle seguenti sezioni: Biologia, Chimica, Fisica, Matematica, Logica e Comprensione Verbale. Gli studenti che, avendo sostenuto il TOLC-AV si saranno iscritti alla selezione per l'ammissione al corso di laurea, verranno inseriti nella graduatoria di merito che sarà formulata sulla base del punteggio riportato nel test, secondo i criteri indicati nel bando. I vincitori potranno immatricolarsi entro le scadenze stabilite.

Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi e modalità di recupoero
Alle matricole che non avranno raggiunto, nella sezione di matematica, il punteggio definito dal bando di ammissione saranno assegnati Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA).
Per gli studenti con OFA verranno organizzate attività di supporto, seguite da una prova di recupero con la quale lo studente dovrà dimostrare di aver migliorato la propria preparazione. In assenza di questa evidenza, lo studente non potrà sostenere alcun esame del secondo anno prima di aver superato l'esame di Matematica e Fisica.

Places available: 120 + 3 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 27/05/2021

Application for matriculation: from 08/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 21/06/2021 to 14/07/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/07/2021 to 02/08/2021

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Session: 3

Application for admission: from 06/08/2021 to 16/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 20/09/2021 to 27/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of companion animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry, biology and genetics 11 112 Italian AGR/17 BIO/05 CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Chemistry5
- Genetics, general biology and zoology6
Mathematic and physics 10 80 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica e statistica6
- Principi di fisica4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 8 72 Italian BIO/10
Principles of business administration and management 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Veterinary physiology 7 64 Italian VET/02
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Elements of stables building and technologies for animal management 6 56 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
General microbiology, immunology and farming hygiene 9 80 Italian VET/05
Morpho-physiology and genetics 12 112 Italian AGR/17 VET/01 VET/02
- Anatomy and physiology6
- Pet breeding6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuff 8 72 Italian AGR/18
General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis 9 80 Italian VET/03
Parasitology and toxicology 13 120 Italian VET/06 VET/07
- Elements of toxicology and pharmacology7
- Parasitology, biosecurity and diagnostics of parasitic diseases6
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 5 0 Italian
Practical training 6 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal welfare legislation 6 56 Italian VET/08
Breeding, management and morphological evaluation 12 112 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding of dogs and cats6
- Breeding of horses6
Marketing and business strategy 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Cat and dog feeding and petfood production 6 56 Italian AGR/18
Management of inherited diseases behavior and welfare of cat and dog 6 56 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bioethics and informatics 6 56 Italian INF/01 M-FIL/03
Prevention of infectus and parasitic diseases of cat and dog 6 56 Italian VET/05 VET/06
Rearing, management and feeding of non-conventional pet animals 6 56 Italian AGR/18 AGR/20
Reproduction of cat and dog 6 56 Italian VET/10
Study plan rules
- In the third year of the course the student have to choose for corses from those indicated in the following group for a total of 24 cfu.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cat and dog feeding and petfood production 6 56 Italian First semester AGR/18
Management of inherited diseases behavior and welfare of cat and dog 6 56 Italian First semester AGR/17 AGR/19
Bioethics and informatics 6 56 Italian Second semester INF/01 M-FIL/03
Prevention of infectus and parasitic diseases of cat and dog 6 56 Italian Second semester VET/05 VET/06
Rearing, management and feeding of non-conventional pet animals 6 56 Italian Second semester AGR/18 AGR/20
Reproduction of cat and dog 6 56 Italian Second semester VET/10
- In the third year of the course the student will have to choose 12 cfu among the Teachers active at the University consistent with the training plan
It is necessary that students follow a specific mandatory sequence in taking some exams, that is described below.
The Anatomy of Companions Animals and Veterinary Physiology exams (1st year) are preparatory to General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis and Parasitology and Toxicology exams (3rd year).
The Biochemistry exam (1st year) is preparatory to Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuffs exam (2nd year).
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuff Biochemistry (compulsory)
General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis Anatomy of companion animals (compulsory), Veterinary physiology (compulsory)
Parasitology and toxicology Anatomy of companion animals (compulsory), Veterinary physiology (compulsory)
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy of companion animals 7 64 Italian VET/01
Chemistry, biology and genetics 11 112 Italian AGR/17 BIO/05 CHIM/03 CHIM/06
- Chemistry5
- Genetics, general biology and zoology6
Mathematic and physics 10 80 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08 MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
- Matematica e statistica6
- Principi di fisica4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry 8 72 Italian BIO/10
Principles of business administration and management 6 64 Italian AGR/01
Veterinary physiology 7 64 Italian VET/02
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Elements of stables building and technologies for animal management 6 56 Italian AGR/09 AGR/10
General microbiology, immunology and farming hygiene 9 80 Italian VET/05
Morpho-physiology and genetics 12 112 Italian AGR/17 VET/01 VET/02
- Anatomy and physiology6
- Pet breeding6
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuff 8 72 Italian AGR/18
General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis 9 80 Italian VET/03
Parasitology and toxicology 13 120 Italian VET/06 VET/07
- Elements of toxicology and pharmacology7
- Parasitology, biosecurity and diagnostics of parasitic diseases6
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 5 0 Italian
Practical training 6 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Animal welfare legislation 6 56 Italian VET/08
Breeding, management and morphological evaluation 12 112 Italian AGR/19
- Breeding of dogs and cats6
- Breeding of horses6
Marketing and business strategy 6 56 Italian AGR/01
Optional
Elements of podology and equine macalcia 6 56 Italian VET/09
Equine genetics, behaviour and welfare 6 56 Italian AGR/17 AGR/19
Feed raw materials, nutrition and feeding of horses 6 56 Italian AGR/18
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the sport horses 6 56 Italian VET/08
Horses reproduction 6 56 Italian VET/10
Prevention of infectious and parasitic equine disease 6 56 Italian VET/05 VET/06
Study plan rules
- In the third year of the course the student have to choose for corses from those indicated in the following group for a total of 24 cfu.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Elements of podology and equine macalcia 6 56 Italian First semester VET/09
Equine genetics, behaviour and welfare 6 56 Italian First semester AGR/17 AGR/19
Feed raw materials, nutrition and feeding of horses 6 56 Italian First semester AGR/18
Functional and metabolic evaluation of the sport horses 6 56 Italian Second semester VET/08
Horses reproduction 6 56 Italian Second semester VET/10
Prevention of infectious and parasitic equine disease 6 56 Italian Second semester VET/05 VET/06
- In the third year of the course the student will have to choose 12 cfu among the Teachers active at the University consistent with the training plan
It is necessary that students follow a specific mandatory sequence in taking some exams, that is described below.
The Anatomy of Companions Animals and Veterinary Physiology exams (1st year) are preparatory to General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis and Parasitology and Toxicology exams (3rd year).
The Biochemistry exam (1st year) is preparatory to Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuffs exam (2nd year).
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Comparative animal nutrition and nutritional evaluation of feedingstuff Biochemistry (compulsory)
General comparative pathology and laboratory analysis Anatomy of companion animals (compulsory), Veterinary physiology (compulsory)
Parasitology and toxicology Anatomy of companion animals (compulsory), Veterinary physiology (compulsory)
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Via dell'Università, 6 Lodi
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