Training course 15: Veterinarian's role in evaluating farm animal welfare

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/19 VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course will allow students to acquire the necessary knowledge to assess compliance of cattle farming systems and transport with European legislation and to assess cattle welfare on farm and during transport
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
The student must have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to recognize, describe and classify the most relevant behavioural and health indicators that can be correlated to the welfare of the animals.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to identify and classified behavioural and health indicators that are linked to welfare status of cattle in different rearing systems and during transport.
Autonomy of judgment
At the end of the course the student will have to show that he is able to interpret the result of welfare assessment using some behavioural and health indicators in an autonomous way.

Communication skills
The student will be able to draw up a report with animal-based indicator, possible correlations with animal welfare and probable causes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Animal welfare aspects of management in cattle and during transport
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Canali Elisabetta
Animal welfare aspects of management in pig production
AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Barbieri Sara
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Welfare assessment at the slaughterhouse
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Stella Simone
Welfare of farmed animals: regulatory principles, ethical issues and professional responsibilities
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Fossati Paola