animal husbandry and animal welfare

A.Y. 2015/2016
12
Max ECTS
120
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Unita' didattica: Etologia e benessere animale
Course syllabus
Introduction to the concept of Animal Welfare
Approach to ethological studies
Adaptation, stress and welfare and their relationship with animal behaviour
Learning
The domestication process
Social and spatial behaviour
Maternal and reproductive behaviour
Behavioural characteristics of the main farmed species
Methodologies of observation of animal behaviour
Welfare issues in farmed animals
Welfare issues during transport and slaughter
Unita' didattica: Zoognostica
Course syllabus
Classification of livestock productive systems
Market types, classes and grades of farm animals with emphasis on food production animals
The body regions: head, neck and trunk
Limbs and foot
Principles of judging dogs
The age of the animals
Coat colours of animals
Principles of animal mechanics
Dairy cattle evaluation
Beef cattle evaluation
Unita' didattica: Zootecnica
Course syllabus
The course concerns the animal husbandry of ruminants, and particularly milk cows breeding and bovine breeds reared for meat production. Sheep and goat farming and management are also treated. Swine production systems in Italy are considered.
MILK PRODUCTION
Breeding and management of milk cows
Reproduction and fertility
Pregnancy, calving and lactation
Milking management
Milk production and quality
MEAT PRODUCTION
Livestock management
Weaning and rearing of calves
Raising cattle for beef production
Meat production and quality
SHEEP AND GOAT FARMING
Breeding and management of livestock
Milk production and quality.
PIG FARMING
The raising and breeding of domestic pigs
Italian pig farming systems.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Unita' didattica: Etologia e benessere animale
Course syllabus
same as for attending students
Unita' didattica: Zoognostica
Course syllabus
Classification of livestock productive systems
Market types, classes and grades of farm animals with emphasis on food production animals
The body regions: head, neck and trunk
Limbs and foot
Principles of judging dogs
The age of the animals
Coat colours of animals
Principles of animal mechanics
Dairy cattle evaluation
Beef cattle evaluation
Unita' didattica: Zootecnica
Course syllabus
MILK PRODUCTION
Breeding and management of milk cows
Reproduction and fertility
Pregnancy, calving and lactation
Milking management
Milk production and quality
MEAT PRODUCTION
Livestock management
Weaning and rearing of calves
Raising cattle for beef production
Meat production and quality
SHEEP AND GOAT FARMING
Breeding and management of livestock
Milk production and quality.
PIG FARMING
The raising and breeding of domestic pigs
Italian pig farming systems.
Unita' didattica: Etologia e benessere animale
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Mattiello Silvana
Unita' didattica: Zoognostica
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Unita' didattica: Zootecnica
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours