Farming systems and animal welfaire

A.Y. 2016/2017
12
Max ECTS
112
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale
Course syllabus
AIMS OF THE COURSE:
Analyze animal rearing systems for different production (meat, milk) and their link to animal welfare topics. Develop knowledge to assess animal welfare at farm level for different species and rearing systems.

PROGRAM:
Lectures
Concepts of domestication and learning
Concepts of applied ethology feeding and social behavior of reared species)
Human-animal interaction
Concepts of stress and welfare
Scientific assessment of welfare
Codes of practice and EU directives
Animal husbandry and animal welfare
Animal handling and animal welfare topics: at farm level, during transport and at slaughter-house
Welfare assessment at farm level

Practical activity
Visits to farms
Welfare assessment
Modulo: 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.
Practice
Visits and practice in farms.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale
Course syllabus
AIMS OF THE COURSE:
Analyze animal rearing systems for different production (meat, milk) and their link to animal welfare topics. Develop knowledge to assess animal welfare at farm level for different species and rearing systems.

PROGRAM:
Lectures
Concepts of domestication and learning
Concepts of applied ethology feeding and social behavior of reared species)
Human-animal interaction
Concepts of stress and welfare
Scientific assessment of welfare
Codes of practice and EU directives
Animal husbandry and animal welfare
Animal handling and animal welfare topics: at farm level, during transport and at slaughter-house
Welfare assessment at farm level

Practical activity
Visits to farms
Welfare assessment
Modulo: 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.

Milk production and quality
Modulo: Tecnologie di allevamento e benessere animale
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Canali Elisabetta
Modulo: Zootecnica
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
on appointment