animal husbandry and animal welfare

A.Y. 2016/2017
12
Max ECTS
120
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso si propone di fornire allo studente le nozioni teoriche e pratiche delle discipline zootecniche attraverso l'inquadramento dei diversi sistemi produttivi zootecnici e la trattazione della valutazione morfo-funzionale degli animali, delle basi tecniche della gestione dell'allevamento dei suini e dei ruminanti e dei fondamenti di etologia applicata e benessere degli animali da reddito.
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 in details dairy cows breeding and bovine breeds reared for meat production. 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
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
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
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
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