Nutrition, feeding and Dietology

A.Y. 2017/2018
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to get a practical approach to the dietary mistakes that daily are performed in horse nutrition, together with the nutritional interventions related to the most common nutritional-related pathologies

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Agazzi Alessandro
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
Frontal lessons:
· Fundamentals on horse nutrition and nutrients absorption in the gastrointestinal tract (2hrs)
· Common feeds in horse nutrition (2hrs)
· Work load and nutrients utilization (2hrs)
· Horse physiological condition-dietetics (2hrs)
· INRA and NRC nutritional feeding systems (4hrs)
· Mean retention time of the diet and diet digestibility (2hrs)
· Nutritional requirements for age, physiological condition and work load (2hrs)
· Nutrition for sport horse: aerobic vs. anaerobic work (2hrs)
· Nutritional related pathologies in horse (3hrs)
· Nutritional related pathologies prevention (3hrs)
· Macro and micro trace elements in horse nutrition in different stages or on different work loads (3hrs)
· Nutritional additives for increased performances in horse (3hrs)
· Supplement choice for sport practice (2hrs)



Training sessions:
Ration formulation for sport horses: anaerobic and aerobic conditions (8hrs)
Ration formulation for age and physiological conditions (8hrs)
Feed supplements formulation for different works (8hrs)
Ration formulation in nutritional-related pathologies affected horse (8hrs)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
The course program is the same as described for attending students
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)