Animal Nutrition

A.Y. 2015/2016
10
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Obiettivo generale del corso sarà fornire le nozioni di nutrizione per assicurare il benessere e la salute degli animali. Verranno inoltre approfonditi gli aspetti relativi alle caratteristiche qualitative degli alimenti e delle diete degli animali in relazione alla qualità e alla sicurezza del prodotto ed alla validità della scelta economica.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Modulo: Nutrizione e salute animale
Course syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
The course encompasses basic aspects of nutrition, metabolism and utilization of nutrients in ruminants and monogastrics. The fundamental issues of feeds in animal nutrition will be addressed. Knowledge of plant layout, feed manufacturing and quality assurance will also be given.

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Metabolism and nutrients utilization
Structural and Non-Structural Carbohydrates (4 hours)
Proteins (2 hours)
Lipids (2 hours)
Vitamins (2 hours)
Minerals (2 hours)
Energy Repartitioning
Nutritive value and nutritive level (2 hours)
Digestibility (2 hours)

Practical acitvities
Feed nutritional evaluation
Feed: chemical composition, analysis, antinutritional factors, feed contamination (4 hours)
Feed processing (2 hours)
Forages: hay and silages (4 hours)
Raw materials (6 hours)
Modulo: Alimentazione degli animali da reddito: qualità e sicurezza alimentare
Course syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
Nutrition as applied to the formulation of practical domestic animals rations with particular reference to animal health, food safety and product quality

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Feed formulation and nutrients requirement
Dairy cattle
Lactating dairy cow (2 hours)
Dry cow (1 hour)
Weaning and growing heifers (1 hour)
Nutrition and diseases prevention (Ketosis, Milk fever, Acidosis, Displaced abomasum, Reproductive disorders, Laminitis) (2 hours).
Beef cattle
Nutrient requirement for beef cattle (3 hours)
Nutritional diseases prevention (2 hours)
Pigs Nutrient Requirements
Weaning (2 hours)
Reproductive efficiency of the sow (2 hours)
Fattening (1 hour)

Practical activities
Feed formulation for dairy cattle (6 hours)
Feed formulation for beef cattle (4 hours)
Feed formulation for pigs (6 hours)
Modulo: Alimentazione e dietetica degli animali da compagnia
Course syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
This course focuses on the classes of nutrients including their digestion, use and sources for dogs, cats and horses. Nutrient requirements and feeding standards for reproduction, lactation, growth, work and maintenance are included. Feed requirements, feed additives and labeling requirements are also discussed. Attention will also be given to characteristics of common feedstuffs and to formulating rations and nutritional programs for animal health.

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Dog/Cat
Basic principles of nutrition and feeding (4 hours)
Adult maintenance (2 hours)
Reproduction and Lactation (2 hours)
Feeding Puppies and kittens (2 hours)
Working dos (2 hours)
Older pets (2 hours)
Principles of dietary management in diseases (4 hours)
Commercial food (3 hours)
Horse
Feeding the breeding mare and the foal (2 hour)
Feeding for performance and nutrients during exercise (1 hour)

Practical activities
Feed evaluation (4 hours)
Nutritional status evaluation of dogs and cats (4 hours)
Commercial and home-prepared diets for dogs and cats (6 hours)
Feed formulation for horses (3 hours)
Modulo: Alimentazione degli animali da reddito: qualità e sicurezza alimentare
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professors: Bontempo Valentino, Dell'orto Vittorio
Shifts:
Professor: Dell'orto Vittorio
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti
Professor: Bontempo Valentino
Modulo: Alimentazione e dietetica degli animali da compagnia
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Shifts:
Professor: Bontempo Valentino
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti
Professor: Fusi Eleonora
Modulo: Nutrizione e salute animale
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professors: Bontempo Valentino, Dell'orto Vittorio
Shifts:
Professor: Dell'orto Vittorio
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti
Professor: Bontempo Valentino