Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
VET/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il Corso illustra agli studenti i principi generali dei fenomeni fisiologici relativi agli apparati respiratorio, digerente (monogastrici e poligastrici), renale e riproduttivo, nonché relativi al funzionamento delle principali ghiandole endocrine e ai meccanismi d'azione degli ormoni da esse prodotti.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Modulo: Fisiologia veterinaria 2
Course syllabus
Introduction to the course; indications on exams, exercises, didactic material; organization of educational groups: 1 hour

Physiology of the extracellular matrix: 2 hours

Physiology of the male reproductive system: seminology; male sexual behavior: 5 hours

Physiology of the female reproductive system: functional evaluation of the extrous cycles in different domestic species; ovulation, fertilization, pregnancy; birth and post-partum physiology: 8 hours

Physiology of the respiratory system: gas exchange; acid base balance control; secondary functions of the respiratory system (defense mechanisms, metabolic functions of the lungs, exchange and production of lung fluids, vocalizations): 4 hours

Physiology of digestive system and difference between mono gastric and poly gastric animals; liver and pancreatic physiology: 8 hours

Physiology of mammary gland, lactation and milk: 6 hours

Urinary system physiology; secondary functions of urinary system, species-specific differences in urine composition: 6 hours

Exercises:

Didactic visits in pigs and cattle breeding: 12 hours
laboratory analysis on milk: 2 hours
Laboratory monitoring techniques on male and female gametes development: 2 hours
Modulo: Endocrinologia degli animali domestici
Course syllabus
Intercellular communication and membrane receptors: 2 hours
Characteristics of endocrine functions: 2 hours
Synthesis and mechanical action of peptide hormones: 2 hours
Synthesis and mechanical action of steroid hormones: 2 hours
Hypothalamic hormones: 2 hours
Pituitary hormones: 2 hours
Thyroid hormones: 2 hours
Adrenocortical hormones: 2 hours
Adrenal medullary hormones: 2 hours
Hormonal Control of Carbohydrate Metabolism: 2 hours
Hormonal Control of Calcium homeostasis: 2 hours
Hormonal Control of energy metabolism: 2 hours
Modulo: Endocrinologia degli animali domestici
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Modulo: Fisiologia veterinaria 2
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Vigo Daniele
Shifts:
Professor: Vigo Daniele
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti
Professor: Vigo Daniele
Professor(s)
Reception:
Appointment by email
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