Parassitogy and Hygiene

A.Y. 2020/2021
11
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
VET/05 VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basics of prevention, prophylaxis and management of the main infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals .
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must know the general topics of biosecurity regarding the prevention and hygienic-sanitary management of infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The course will be delivered in a mixed mode. Lectures will be held both remotely, mainly in synchronous mode on Teams, and in person. Recordings of the lessons will be made available on the Ariel or Moodle platform. The practical activities will be held in mixed mode, in presence if addressed to groups of students, at a distance if addressed to all students of the course.
Prerequisites for admission
No particular prerequisites are needed
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written exam aimed at ascertaining the acquisition of correct understanding and ability to manage the course topics. The didactical tools available on the Ariel platform allows the formulation of questions aimed at verifying knowledge of the topics, the ability to critically analyze the contents. The test will be evaluated out of thirty and the final grade will take into account the accuracy and quality of the answers.
hygiene of livestock
Course syllabus
Lectures
General concepts of Biosecurity (6 hours)
General definitions of infectious disease and infectious pathogens (4 hours)
Interaction between pathogens, environment and host (2 hours)
Disinfection techniques and technologies applied in farms (4 hours)
General concepts of antibiotic resistance and issues related to the use of antibiotics in pets (4 hours)
Concepts of epidemiology (4 hours)
General concepts of immunization (2 hours)
Main zoonotic diseases of domesttic animals (2 hours)
Diseases subjected to control and eradication on the Italian territory (4 hours)
Prevention of infectious diseases in cattle (8 hours)
Prevention of infectious diseases of small ruminants (2 hours)
Pig farming prevention and biosecurity (6 hours)
Prevention of equine infectious diseases (4 hours)
Prevention of the main pathologies of pets (4 hours)

Practical activity
Organization and activities of a microbiological diagnostics laboratory (4 hours)
Analysis of cattle farm health data (4 hours)
Case reports on protocols for prevention of the main pathologies at farm level (8 hours)
Teaching methods
Room Lectures and Lab practical activities
Teaching Resources
On-line contents available on Ariel Platform http://ariel.unimi.it/User/Default.aspx
Parassitogy
Course syllabus
Parasites, animal production and sustainable development (2 h)
Parasite-host-environment interactions -Farming systems and parasitological risk assessment (4 h)
Prevention and control of parasites of major zooeconomic and zoonosic importance:
-Protozoa (4h)
-Helminths (4h)
-Ectoparasites (2h)
Teaching methods
Room Lectures and practical activities
Teaching Resources
Didactic and bibliographic tools will be available in electronic format.
Books for further information
Ambrosi M. (1995). Parassitologia zootecnica, Edagricole-Edizioni Agricole, Bologna;
Taylor MA, Coop RL, Wall RL (2010). Parassitologia e Malattie parassitarie degli animali. Ed. EMSI, Roma.
hygiene of livestock
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 56 hours
Parassitogy
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ferrari Nicola
Professor(s)
Reception:
Mo 9-10
Institute Infectious Diseases