Nutrition and feeding of dog and cat

A.Y. 2016/2017
5
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Lectures
Nutrient utilization in dogs and cats (1 hour)
Basic nutrient requirements of healthy dogs and cats (2 hours)
Nutrition and Feeding in lifestage (5 hours)

Petfood types (1 hour)
Dry petfood: ingredients, formulation, processing, characteristics (2 hours)
Wet petfood: ingredients, formulation, processing, characteristics (2 hours)
Ensuring nutritional adequacy (2 hours)
Quality and safety assessment (2 hours)
Additives and functional foods for petfood (3 hours)
Dietary foods (2 hours)
Palatability: factors affecting, testing, packaging (1 hour)
Labelling and communication (1 hour)

Practical activity
Evaluation of the nutritional status of dogs and cats (2 hours)
Formulation methods in lifestages (8 hours)
Formulation methods in main metabolic diseases (6 hours)

Software formulation (6 hours)
Seminars with industry professionals (4 hours)
Visiting petfood industry (6 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Lectures
Nutrient utilization in dogs and cats (1 hour)
Basic nutrient requirements of healthy dogs and cats (2 hours)
Nutrition and Feeding in lifestage (5 hours)

Petfood types (1 hour)
Dry petfood: ingredients, formulation, processing, characteristics (2 hours)
Wet petfood: ingredients, formulation, processing, characteristics (2 hours)
Ensuring nutritional adequacy (2 hours)
Quality and safety assessment (2 hours)
Additives and functional foods for petfood (3 hours)
Dietary foods (2 hours)
Palatability: factors affecting, testing, packaging (1 hour)
Labelling and communication (1 hour)

Practical activity
Evaluation of the nutritional status of dogs and cats (2 hours)
Formulation methods in lifestages (8 hours)
Formulation methods in main metabolic diseases (6 hours)

Software formulation (6 hours)
Seminars with industry professionals (4 hours)
Visiting petfood industry (6 hours)
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 5
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 24 hours