Pathology and Veterinary Hygiene

A.Y. 2020/2021
11
Max ECTS
112
Overall hours
SSD
VET/05 VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basics of surveillance and prevention of parasitic and infectious diseases in intensive and extensive farming systems, to protect animal welfare, the environment and the health of consumers.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to know the general rules of biosecurity to enable them to manage the sanitary problems related to the main infesting and infectious diseases of animals at intensive or extensive faming level.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second 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.
Parassitologia zootecnica
Course syllabus
Lectures:
- Foundations of parasitology: definition of parasite, animal-parasite-environment relationship and host specificity (8 hours)
- Parasites of livestock: protozoa, fungi, helmints, arthropods (16 hours)
- Parasite control strategies and practices in farm management (8 hours)

Exercises:
- Activities in laboratory and educational farm, and computer classroom (24 hours)
- Visit to farms in the field (8 hours)
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons focused on the foundations of animal parasitology, the identification and monitoring of livestock parasites, and the control policies at the farm level. Practical activities on the computer, laboratory and in-field methodologies supporting parasite control strategies. The course ends, if available regarding epidemiological situation of Covid19, with a technical visit to farms in the field.
Teaching Resources
- Slides of the course, available on the Ariel platform
- Taylor, Coop, Wall. Parassitologia e malattie parassitarie degli animali. Ed. EMSI
- M. Genchi, G. Traldi, C. Genchi - Manuale di parassitologia veterinaria - ED. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
Igiene veterinaria
Course syllabus
Lectures
Hygiene level of farms and its impact on the environment (4 hours)
Releavance of livestock health status in its economic and social repercussions (4 hours)
Scheduling of surveillance actions, control and prevention against infectious and contagious diseases (4 hours)
Aims and methods of application of hygienic self-control program in livestock (4 hours)
Techniques and technologies applied in the disinfection at farm level (2 hours)
Basic epidemiology concepts (2 hours)
Basic immunization concepts (2 hours)
Classification of animal diseases (4 hours)
Reservoirs and sources of infection (2 hours)
Major infectious diseases in farm animals and zoonoses (2 hours)
The diseases subject to the control and eradication throughout the country (2 hours)

Practical activity
Organization and activities of a microbiological diagnostics laboratory (4 hours)
Analysis of cattle farm health data (4 hours)
Practical application of protocols for prevention of the main pathologies at farm level (8 hours)
Teaching methods
Room lectures and Lab and Farm practical activities, if available regarding epidemiological situation of Covid19
Teaching Resources
On-line didactical tools available on Ariel Platform http://ariel.unimi.it/User/Default.aspx
Igiene veterinaria
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 5
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Bronzo Valerio
Parassitologia zootecnica
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 6
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Mortarino Michele
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday 11.00-12.00
DIMEVET - - Lodi Via Dell'Università 6