Veterinary physiology

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
SSD
VET/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Gli obiettivi dell'insegnamento di Legislazione Zootecnica mira alla conoscenza delle disposizioni normative in materia di tracciabilità degli alimenti di origine animale, e la conoscenza dei principi normativi in materia di applicazione delle corrette prassi igieniche e /o di HACCP nelle produzioni alimentari.
Il programma prevede lo studio della vigilanza veterinaria permanente e l'analisi dei provvedimenti e delle finalità principali del Regolamento di Polizia Veterinaria, della depenalizzazione, degli organi della magistratura e dei principi dell'ordinamento giuridico italiano ed europeo, nonché dei reati in campo alimentare.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Didactical activity in emergency phase will be held by live lessons, and in asynchronous modality, through MS Power point platform. Single lessons will be shared through the usual ways for the didactical file sharing.
Course syllabus
Introduction - general principles of physiology
Body fluids and blood
Erythrocytes, characteristics and functions
Blood gas exchanges
Platelets and blood coagulation
Leukocytes, characteristics and functions
Digestive physiology
Feed prehension and saliva
Stomach- gastric fluid
Intestinal digestion
Intestinal nutrient absorption
Ruminant digestion
Prestomacal functions and motility
Rumen biochemistry
Hormones and introduction to endocrinology
Hypothalamus and hypophysis
Thyrois and its functions
Endocrine pancreas- insulin and glycaemia regulation
Adrenal glands
Calcium metabolism
Introduction to reproduction
Male reproductive system- testicles and accessory glands
Spermatogenesis
Semen evaluation
Instrumental insemination
Male reproduction endocrinology
Female reproduction- estral cycles, and reproductive seasonality
Estrus cycle endocrinology
Epiphysis and photoperiod
Fecundation
Pregnancy, parturition and their endocrine regulation
Post partum period
Lactation- characteristics of milk
Endocrinology of lactation and lactogenesis
Colostrum
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of biology, biochemistry, and anatomy of domestic animals.
Teaching methods
The course will be based on classroom lessons, paralleled by laboratory and scomputer simulation practical lessons
Teaching Resources
Lessons notes
Text: Sjaastad et al. "Fisiologia degli animali domestici", casa ed. ambrosiana editore
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be an oral examination
VET/02 - VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 8
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 56 hours
Professor: Faustini Massimo
Professor(s)