Veterinary Legislation

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge of the Italian and EU Legislation, Animal Health Law and Food Law.
The contents of the legal provisions are presented, analyzed and interpreted with particular reference to the connections with the professional practice, evaluating content, applicability and effectiveness. After an introduction to the basic principles of positive law, are useful for understanding the underlying criteria of the specific Legislation, the course identifies practical perspective on the legislative approach to zootechnic contributions in the field of foods of animal and feed.
The EU regulations on food safety underscore the close connection between research and evaluation with scientific knowledge of behavior and critical analysis on the legal validity of the rule of law, both as regards the justification for the adoption of the measure, the efficacy of the standard in terms of practical application in the territory.
The student must necessarily know the basic principles of the EU institutions, European Union legal acts, and the fundamental principles of Food Law and Animal Health Law
Expected learning outcomes
The student must be able to manage or draw up a haccp plan of a food factory, or a biosecurity plan on the farm.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Classroom lessons and on the Microsoft Teams platform in sync.
The lessons will be recorded and made available to students on Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
Zootechnical Legislation
Legal knowledge describes the professional competence of the Zootechnical practitioner.
-Introduction to Law
-The EU and European Law
-Italian Law, Public law
-Civil and Crime law
-Animal Health law
-Safety Feed and Food law
-Food labeling legislation
-Environmental law
-GMO law
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons in Feed law (2 cfu) and tutorials (1 cfu)
Language of teaching: Italian
Teaching Resources
Testo 'DIRITTO E LEGISLAZIONE VETERINARIA', F.Pezza, G.Ruffo, P.Fossati, Le Point Veterinaire Italie, Milano.
Update notes in Pdf format at the end of the course, provided directly by the teacher.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Ruffo Giancarlo
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