Training course 09: Nutrition, Innovation and Security

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18 VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Modern nutrition is based on a proper balance between the quantity, quality and functionality requirements of the diet. Proper diet planning and management can be an important factor in improving health and preventing many diseases. In this training activity the main issues related to the modern nutrition of dogs and cats will be addressed in line with the changed life conditions of the animals, the nutritional dietary evaluation of the diets including the novel foods and the alternative diets, the evaluation of the status of nutrition through indicators and clinical evaluations. The training proposal therefore proposes an integrated approach to animal dietology.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Food compliance
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Bontempo Valentino
Food Safety
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Baldi Antonella
Health Nutrition Counseling
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Fusi Eleonora
Nutritional evaluation of food and pet food
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Cheli Federica
Health Nutrition Counseling
Syllabus
Clinical Nutrition service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital: clinical examination, evaluation of laboratory findings and formulation of the diet (16 hours).
Nutritional approach in case of the most common diseases of dogs and cats: obesity, diabetes, cardiac, liver, kidney, urinary and gastrointestinal diseases and their prevention.
Nutritional evaluation of food and pet food
Syllabus
Provide information on the qualitative characteristics of foods according to the preparation of industrial feeds suitable and safe for the nutritional needs of pets.
- Nutritional evaluation (analytical indicators, digestibility, etc.), 2 hours
- Raw material characteristics for pet food production, 4 hours
- Alternative and innovative ingredients, 1 hour
- Dry food formulation, 3 hours
- Canned food formulation, 2 hours
- Quality control and product analysis, 4 hours
Food compliance
Syllabus
Ideal food choice for the animal-owner pair. Communication strategies to maximize the success of a diet. The owner is also a customer. Listen to the customer. Owners' expectations regarding food. Customers are not all the same: types of customers. Adapt the proposal to the owner. The problem of compliance. How to influence behavior and retain customers.
- Choice of the ideal animal-owner pair food, 4 hours
- Customer loyalty, 4 hours
- Communication levers, 4 hours
- Nutrition compliance, 4 hours
Food Safety
Syllabus
Critical use of food in feeding animals for the prevention of diseases and for raising the longevity threshold: use of new molecular chemical markers for the diagnosis of the nutritional status of pets.
The program of the unit forsee:
The in vitro evaluation of functional molecules, 8 hours lecture and 8 hours training
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi