Breeding, Feeding and Welfare of Dog and Cat

A.Y. 2015/2016
13
Max ECTS
136
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18 AGR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso si prefigge di introdurre lo studente alla conoscenza dei diversi settori che riguardano l'allevamento del cane e del gatto: dall'alimentazione, alla scelta dei riproduttori basata sulla valutazione esteriore e sulle performance, alla tecnica di allevamento, senza trascurare peraltro gli aspetti comportamentali e legati al benessere.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Feeding
Course syllabus
Lectures:
Digestion and utilization of nutrients in dog and cat (2 hours)
Nutrient requirements (4 hours)
Commercial pet foods: ingredients, formulation, good practice of manufacturing (6 ore)
Functional foods (2 hours)
Nutrigenomics (2 hours)
Nutritional management of healthy dogs and cats (6 ore)
Basic information on main therapeutic diets (2 ore)

Practical activities:
Diets formulation (10 ore)
Visit to petfood industry (6 hours)
Management and Breeding
Course syllabus
Lectures:
Development of the dog's behavior
Technical management of dog breeding
Development of cat behavior
Management of cat breeding
Ontogeny of the dog and the history of dog breeds
Racial groups and behavioral predisposition
Outlines of Canine Education
Managing dog kennels

Laboratories:
Functioning of the kennel shelter
Training and Management
Basic Education
Management problems and prevention
Dog Judging Techniques
Course syllabus
Lectures
Introduction, dog breeds (1 hour)
Beauty, morphological classes, parameters to define morphological classes (2 hours)
Body measurements (1 hour)
The coats (2 hours)
Examining teeth to determine the age (2 hours)
Head and neck (1 hour)
Body regions (2hours)
Legs regions and direction (1 hour)
Animal movement (2 hours)
Breeding morphological evaluation (2 hours)


Practicals
Dogs breeding visits (16 hours)
Applied Ethology and Welfare
Course syllabus
Lectures:
dog ethogram
cat ethogram
Social behavior and communication in the dog
learning
Prevention of behavioral problems
Course work with animals
Stress and behavior
Aggression in dogs

Tutorials:
Analysis and evaluation of language posture of the dog
Analysis and evaluation of language posture of the cat
Techniques and prevention of behavioral problems
Applied Ethology and Welfare
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 0
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Palestrini Clara
Dog Judging Techniques
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 0
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Fusi Eleonora
Feeding
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 0
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Bontempo Valentino
Management and Breeding
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 0
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 0
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Palestrini Clara