Livestock farming and welfare

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the student with the theoretical and practical notions of animal husbandry disciplines through the discussion of the different production systems of ruminant livestock and pig breeding and to give knowledge on animal behavior and human-animal relationship in order to optimize technologies of breeding and management of farm animals. Analyze the type of breeding for the different animal productions and provide knowledge for the application and evaluation of animal welfare in the critical stages of breeding (transport and slaughter).
Expected learning outcomes
1 Ability to apply knowledge and understanding - The student must be able to apply the knowledge acquired for the identification and understanding of different production systems also in relation to the technological innovations applied to livestock systems, to the behavioral characteristics of species and to the assessment of animal welfare.
2 Judgement autonomy -The student must be able to study in a critical way, analyzing the teaching material provided by the teacher and the recommended texts. The practical lessons will specifically help to develop critical and judgmental skills on problems that may occur on-farm and on the relationships
3 Communication: the student is expected to present the acquired knowledge in a clearly, using the appropriate specific terminology concerning the topics of the course. The teamwork will contribute to the development of student's ability to communicate and share what it has been learned.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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AGR/19 - ANIMAL SCIENCE - University credits: 8
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 56 hours