Pathology and Reproduction

A.Y. 2018/2019
11
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the PATOLOGY AND REPRODUCTION course is to provide students with the knowledge about the causes and mechanisms of the disease and the main defense systems of the animal organism and for the proper management of the main aspects of reproduction and of artificial insemination in farm animals, with particular reference to comparative aspects among the different species.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Comparative Pathology
Course syllabus
Oral lessons (32 h):
Definition of general pathology; Concepts of homeostasis and disease (1 hour)
The causes of disease: genetic diseases; radiation and photodynamic diseases; chemical causes of disease and; living organisms, nutrition (deficiencies and excesses) (5 h)
Intra and extra cellular accumulation: steatosis, cloudy swelling, amyloidosis (3 h)
Mechanisms of cellular adaptation (hypo and hyperplasia; hypo and hypertrophy; metaplasia) (1 h)
Cell death: necrosis and apoptosis (1 hour)
Inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation; the fever (6 h)
Disorders of immune system: hypersensitivity reactions; autoimmunity (3 h)
Pathology of the endocrine system: pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal gland. The stress response (2h).
Metabolic diseases: diabetes (2 h)
Pathophysiology of blood: Red and white cell disorders; icterus (4h)
Hemodynamic disorders (2 h)
Tumors: carcinogenic agents; pathogenesis (2 hours)
Practical lesson (16 h)
Preanalytical, analytical and interpretative errors (4 h);
Microscopic evaluation of blood smears (8 h= 4h X2)
Hematology: preparation of blood smears (2 h)
Hematochemistry: manual and automated spectrophotometry (2h)
Management of reproduction in domestic animals
Course syllabus
LECTURES (40 H)
Management of the estrous cycle in domestic animals 10 h: management of the estrous cycle in the cow (3 h); management of the estrous cycle in the sow (2 h); management of the estrous cycle in the mare (2 h); management of the estrous cycle in the bitch and the queen (3 h)
Semen collection in domestic animals 4 h: methods and techniques of semen collection in the bull (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the boar (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the stallion (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the stud dog and the tomcat (1 h)
Semen analysis and storage in domestic animals 6 h: semen analysis (3 h); methods and techniques for semen storage (3 h)
Artificial insemination techniques in domestic animals 6 h: general aspects (1 h); artificial insemination in the cow (1 h); artificial insemination in the sow (1 h); artificial insemination in the mare (1 h); artificial insemination in the bitch and in the queen (2 h)
Pregnancy management in domestic animals 4 h: pregnancy management in the cow (1 h); pregnancy management in the sow (1 h); pregnancy management in the mare (1 h); pregnancy management in the bitch and in the queen (1 h)
Post partum management in domestic animals 6 h: post partum management in the cow (2 h); post partum management in the sow (1 h); post partum management in the mare (1 h); post partum management in the bitch and in the queen (2 h)


PRACTICES (16 H)
Self-assessment est about the basic knowledge on the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the female and male genital system (2 h)
Recognition of genital system structures in relation to the reproductive status in domestic animals (2 h): presentation of slides with pictures of genital system structures in relation to the reproductive status in the bovine, swine, equine, canine and feline species
Semen analysis artificial insemination doses calculation in domestic animals (4 h): film about semen analysis execution and exercises on insemination doses calculation in the bovine, swine, equine, canine and feline species
Assembly and disassembly of instruments for artificial insemination in domestic animals (4 h)
Artificial insemination simulation in domestic animals (4 h): execution of the artificial insemination on explanted female genital systems
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Comparative Pathology
Course syllabus
The program is the same of students attending the course.
Management of reproduction in domestic animals
Course syllabus
LECTURES (40 H)
Management of the estrous cycle in domestic animals 10 h: management of the estrous cycle in the cow (3 h); management of the estrous cycle in the sow (2 h); management of the estrous cycle in the mare (2 h); management of the estrous cycle in the bitch and the queen (3 h)
Semen collection in domestic animals 4 h: methods and techniques of semen collection in the bull (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the boar (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the stallion (1 h); methods and techniques of semen collection in the stud dog and the tomcat (1 h)
Semen analysis and storage in domestic animals 6 h: semen analysis (3 h); methods and techniques for semen storage (3 h)
Artificial insemination techniques in domestic animals 6 h: general aspects (1 h); artificial insemination in the cow (1 h); artificial insemination in the sow (1 h); artificial insemination in the mare (1 h); artificial insemination in the bitch and in the queen (2 h)
Pregnancy management in domestic animals 4 h: pregnancy management in the cow (1 h); pregnancy management in the sow (1 h); pregnancy management in the mare (1 h); pregnancy management in the bitch and in the queen (1 h)
Post partum management in domestic animals 6 h: post partum management in the cow (2 h); post partum management in the sow (1 h); post partum management in the mare (1 h); post partum management in the bitch and in the queen (2 h)


PRACTICES (16 H)
Self-assessment est about the basic knowledge on the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the female and male genital system (2 h)
Recognition of genital system structures in relation to the reproductive status in domestic animals (2 h): presentation of slides with pictures of genital system structures in relation to the reproductive status in the bovine, swine, equine, canine and feline species
Semen analysis artificial insemination doses calculation in domestic animals (4 h): film about semen analysis execution and exercises on insemination doses calculation in the bovine, swine, equine, canine and feline species
Assembly and disassembly of instruments for artificial insemination in domestic animals (4 h)
Artificial insemination simulation in domestic animals (4 h): execution of the artificial insemination on explanted female genital systems
Comparative Pathology
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 5
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Giordano Alessia
Shifts:
Professor: Giordano Alessia
Attività esercitativa TURNO PER TUTTI
Professor: Giordano Alessia
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti (n.3 TURNI da 4h)
Professor: Giordano Alessia
Management of reproduction in domestic animals
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours