Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Salvatore Bordonaro
Credit Value: 6
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course of study aims at acquiring knowledge on zootechnical systems, zootechnical demography and ethnology, the genetic causes of the variability of productions, to derive principles and methods of farm management and genetic improvement of breeds and the quality of animal production

Course Structure

Lectures and exercises (classroom and company), also on line

If teaching is given in a mixed formula or remotely, necessary changes may be introduced to what was previously stated in order to comply with the provided and reported syllabus.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline.

It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Animal production systems:

Genetic resources and their productios.

Milk and meat production in cattle, sheep, goat and swine.

Endangered authochtonous breeds.

Zootechnical productions and choice of reproducers using phenotypic observations;

Cross breeding to improve the quality of the productions

Exercises and technical visits will be carried out at livestock farms

Textbook Information

1 - Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M. Fondamenti di Zootecnica (Liviana Editrice);

2 - Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M. Tecniche di Produzione Animale (Liviana Editrice);

3 - Dialma Balasini – Zoognostica, per la conoscenza, la valutazione e la scelta degli animali. Edagricole.