Academic Year 2019/2020 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Massimiliano Lanza
Credit Value: 6
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Basic knowledge on applied animal husbandry in ruminants and monogastrics

Course Structure

The course will be shared between frontal lectures (slides related to the contents of the course) and practical activities in classroom (simulations, problem solving, case studies, test in progress, seminars, tutorial videos) and on the field (technical visits at livestock commercial farms and/or at experimental farm of University).

Detailed Course Content

Outlines on anatomy and physiology of reproductive tract in cattle. Reproductive efficiency in cattle and how to improve it (artificial insemination, embryo-transfer, pregnancy diagnosis, estrus induction/synchronization). Management of dairy calves and heifers. Milk production in large ruminants: lactation curve. Management of dairy cow (lactation, dry, transition). Dairy cattle nutritional management. Outlines on small ruminant production. Beef meat production chain: management of white veal calves and young bulls. Management of suckling-cow system. Outlines on meat quality. Monogastric animal husbandry: poultry production chain in Italy; management of laying hens and broilers; pork production chain in Italy; management of sows, piglets, light and heavy pig.

Textbook Information

1. Bittante, G., Andrighetto, I., Ramanzin, M. - Tecniche di Produzione Animale. Liviana Editrice.

2. Monetti, P.G. - Allevamento dei bovini e dei suini. Cristiano Giraldi Editore.

3. Dell'Orto, V., Savoini, G. - Alimentazione della vacca da latte. Edagricole.

4. Succi, G., Hoffmann, I. - La vacca da latte. CittàStudi.

5. Cerolini, S., Marzoni Fecia di cossato, M., Romboli, M., Schiavone, A., Zaniboni, L., Avicoltura e Coniglicoltura. Point Veterinaire Italie.