Animal nutrition and feeding

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
16
Max ECTS
168
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To provide imformation on food producing animal feeding, the final goal is to teach how to improve animal production efficiency through animal nutrition.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Comparative Animal Nutrition
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Agazzi Alessandro
Feed nutritional evaluation
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Cheli Federica
Shifts:
Professor: Cheli Federica
Attività esercitativa TURNO PER TUTTI
Professor: Cheli Federica
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti (n.5 TURNI da 3h)
Professor: Cheli Federica
formulation and industrial production of feed
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Shifts:
Professor: Savoini Giovanni
Attività esercitativa TURNO PER TUTTI
Professor: Invernizzi Guido
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti (n.5 TURNI da 4h)
Professor: Invernizzi Guido
rationing of monogastric
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Shifts:
Professor: Rossi Raffaella
Attività esercitativa TURNO PER TUTTI
Professor: Rossi Raffaella
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti (n.3 TURNI da 12h)
Professors: Corino Carlo, Rossi Raffaella
rationing polygastric
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Syllabus
GOALS OF THE DIDACTIC UNIT: comparative study of the gastrointestinal tract of animals and the relationship between feed intake, digestion, assimilation and metabolism of nutrients. Assessment of how they act and how these factors vary between species. Knowledge of nutritional needs in different species.

PROGRAM
Lectures
The feeding behavior (2 hours)
Nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and lipids (4 hours)
The minerals and vitamins (2 hours)
The energy (2 hours)
The digestibility (2 hours)
Antioxidants (1 hours)
The nutrition of dairy cattle and beef (3 hours)
The nutrition of the horse (2 hours)
The nutrition of the pig (2 hours)
The nutrition of the dog and cat (2 hours)
Outline of nutrition in avian species (1 hour)
Outline of nutrition in aquatic species (1 hour)
Feed nutritional evaluation
Syllabus
AIM: classification and analysis of feedstuffs, provision of the basic principles for recognition and evaluation of feed chemical and nutritional properties.
Lectures
Feedstuffs: classification and chemical composition
Feed analysis: sampling, chemical analysis, NIRS, in vivo and in vitro analysis
Composition and nutritional properties of:
Cereals
Oil seed and by-products
Products of animal origin as feed
By-products
Forages

Exercises
Thematic seminars (GMO, functional feed, feed sampling, )
Feed laboratory (wet chemistry and NIR)
Feed macro/microscopic examination
Visit to sector companies
formulation and industrial production of feed
Syllabus
GOALS OF THE COURSE:
Knowledge of plant layout and manufacturing operations of feed and premix industry. Knowledge
of quality assurance. Feed and premix formulation by hand and by software.
COURSE DETAILS:
Ex cathedra lectures
Feed production in Italy, in the EU and worldwide (1 hour)
Plant layout and manufacturing operations of feed and premix industry (4 hours)
Feed and premix formulation for monogastrics (4 hours)
Feed and premix formulation for ruminants (4 hours)
Economical valuation of feed and premix production (3 hours)
Practical work
Visits to feed and premix manufacturing plants (8 hours)
Practical work at the Research and Teaching Centre for Animal Production at the Lodi site (8 hours)
Feed particle size analysis lab (2 hours)
Feed microscopy lab (2 hours)
Course available on university didactic web site
Feed Manufactory Technology IV, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), 1994 (USA)
rationing polygastric
Syllabus
The aim is to study the nutritional management of polygastric animals with particular references to the feed characteristics, the type of feeding and the relationship between nutrition, animal welfare and farming management.
In particular:
Dietary Constituents, forage, concentrate, peNDF, NFC
Digestive process in polygastic animals
Characteristics of raw materials
Basic concepts of diet formulation
Diet formulation in lactating cow
Diet formulation in cattle
Diet formulation in lactating buffalo
Diet formulation in veal calf
rationing of monogastric
Syllabus
Lectures
Introduction (1 hour)
Raw materials for Swine (3 hours)
Swine nutrition (2 hours)
Parma Ham Disciplinary (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for gestation sow (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for lactating sow (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for post weaned piglet (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for growing-finishing pig (2 hours)

Practical training
Diet formulation in gestation sow (4 hours)
Diet formulation in lactating sow (4 hours)
Diet formulation in post weaned piglet (4 hours)
Diet formulation for growing-finishing pig (4 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Syllabus
GOALS OF THE DIDACTIC UNIT: comparative study of the gastrointestinal tract of animals and the relationship between feed intake, digestion, assimilation and metabolism of nutrients. Assessment of how they act and how these factors vary between species. Knowledge of nutritional needs in different species.

PROGRAM
Lectures
The feeding behavior (2 hours)
Nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and lipids (4 hours)
The minerals and vitamins (2 hours)
The energy (2 hours)
The digestibility (2 hours)
Antioxidants (1 hours)
The nutrition of dairy cattle and beef (3 hours)
The nutrition of the horse (2 hours)
The nutrition of the pig (2 hours)
The nutrition of the dog and cat (2 hours)
Outline of nutrition in avian species (1 hour)
Outline of nutrition in aquatic species (1 hour)

Exercises
Thematic seminars
Visit to sector companies

TEACHING AIDS
Slides and documents presented (ARIEL)
Feed nutritional evaluation
Syllabus
The course program is the same as described for attending students
formulation and industrial production of feed
Syllabus
GOALS OF THE COURSE:
Knowledge of plant layout and manufacturing operations of feed and premix industry. Knowledge
of quality assurance. Feed and premix formulation by hand and by software.
COURSE DETAILS:
Ex cathedra lectures
Feed production in Italy, in the EU and worldwide (1 hour)
Plant layout and manufacturing operations of feed and premix industry (4 hours)
Feed and premix formulation for monogastrics (4 hours)
Feed and premix formulation for ruminants (4 hours)
Economical valuation of feed and premix production (3 hours)
Practical work
Visits to feed and premix manufacturing plants (8 hours)
Practical work at the Research and Teaching Centre for Animal Production at the Lodi site (8 hours)
Feed particle size analysis lab (2 hours)
Feed microscopy lab (2 hours)
Feedstuff and premix formulation will be performed by students at home after an introductory class
Course available on university didactic web site
Feed Manufactory Technology IV, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), 1994 (USA)
rationing polygastric
Syllabus
The aim is to study the nutritional management of polygastric animals with particular references to the feed characteristics, the type of feeding and the relationship between nutrition, animal welfare and farming management.
In particular:
Dietary Constituents, forage, concentrate, peNDF, NFC
Digestive process in polygastic animals
Characteristics of raw materials
Basic concepts of diet formulation
Diet formulation in lactating cow
Diet formulation in cattle
Diet formulation in lactating buffalo
Diet formulation in veal calf
rationing of monogastric
Syllabus
Lectures
Introduction (1 hour)
Raw materials for Swine (3 hours)
Swine nutrition (2 hours)
Parma Ham Disciplinary (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for gestation sow (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for lactating sow (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for post weaned piglet (2 hours)
Nutritional requirements for growing-finishing pig (2 hours)

Practical training
Diet formulation in gestation sow (4 hours)
Diet formulation in lactating sow (4 hours)
Diet formulation in post weaned piglet (4 hours)
Diet formulation for growing-finishing pig (4 hours)
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi