Animal Nutrition

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
10
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course will focus the principles of animal nutrition, including digestive physiology and metabolism of companion and farm animals; nutrient properties and requirement for enhancing health and different aspects of animal production and performance; principles of feed evaluation and ration formulation will also be given.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Modulo: Alimentazione degli animali da reddito: qualità e sicurezza alimentare
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Modulo: Alimentazione e dietetica degli animali da compagnia
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Modulo: Nutrizione e salute animale
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Modulo: Nutrizione e salute animale
Syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
The course encompasses basic aspects of nutrition, metabolism and utilization of nutrients in ruminants and monogastrics. The fundamental issues of feeds in animal nutrition will be addressed. Knowledge of plant layout, feed manufacturing and quality assurance will also be given.

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Introduction: metabolism and nutrients utilization, role of nutrition in health promoting (1 hour)
Carbohydrates: classification, role, sources, utilization in monogastrics and ruminantsl (3 hours)
Proteins: role, sources, utilization in monogastrics and ruminat (2 hours)
Lipids: role, sources, utilization in monogastrics and ruminants (2 hours)
Minerals: role, functions, mineral content in feed, dietary supplementation (2 hours)
Vitamins: role, functions, feed content, dietary supplementation (2 hours)
Energy repartitioning, nutritive value of and nutritive level (2 hours)
Chemical analysis of feed, digestibility, feed processing (2 hours)

Practical acitvities
Feed chemical composition, analysis, feed contamination (4 hours)
Feed nutritional evaluation: forages (4 hours)
Feed nutritional evaluation: concentrates (4 hours)
Principles of feed formulation (4 hours)
Modulo: Alimentazione degli animali da reddito: qualità e sicurezza alimentare
Syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
Nutrition as applied to the formulation of practical domestic animals rations with particular reference to animal health, food safety and product quality

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Dairy cattle
Recall of rumen physiology (1 hour)
Feeding dry and lactating cow (2 hours)
Weaning and growing heifers (1 hour)
Nutrition and diseases prevention (ketosis,milk fever, acidosis, displaced abomasum, Reproductive disorders, Laminitis) (2 hours).
Relationships between nutrition and quality/safety milk (2 hours)

Beef cattle
Feeding beef cattle (2 hours)
Nutritional diseases prevention (2 hours)

Pigs
Reproductive efficiency of the sow (1 hour)
Nutritional strategy at weaning (2 hours)
Feeding growing/fattening pigs (1 hour)

Practical activities
Feed formulation for dairy cattle (4 hours)
Feed formulation for beef cattle (4 hours)
Feed formulation for pigs (4 hours)
Feed processing(4 hours)
Modulo: Alimentazione e dietetica degli animali da compagnia
Syllabus
OBJECTIVE OF THE MODULE:
This course focuses on the classes of nutrients including their digestion, use and sources for dogs, cats and horses. Nutrient requirements and feeding standards for reproduction, lactation, growth, work and maintenance are included. Feed requirements, feed additives and labeling requirements are also discussed. Attention will also be given to characteristics of common feedstuffs and to formulating rations and nutritional programs for animal health.

SYLLABUS:
Lectures
Basic principles of nutrition and feeding of companion animals. Nutritional differences between dog and cat (2 hours)
Dog
Nutrient requirements in lifestage (maintenance, reproduction, growing, senior) (2 hours)
Nutritional prevention of growing pathologies (2 hours)
Feeding working dos (2 hours)
Nutrient requirements of cat in maintenance, reproduction, growing, senior (2 hours)
Commercial food: characteristics, processing, communication (4 hours)
Principles of dietary management in diseases (4 hours)
Horse
Feeding the breeding mare and the foal (1 hour)
Feeding for performance and nutrients during exercise (1 hour)
Nutritional prevention of diseases (2 hours)

Practical activities
Feed evaluation (4 hours)
Nutritional status evaluation of dogs and cats (4 hours)
Commercial and home-prepared diets for dogs and cats (4 hours)
Feed formulation for horses (4 hours)
Lesson period
First semester
Lesson period
First semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment only
Milan, Via Celoria, 10