Morphological feeding and animal welfareModule Feeding techniques
Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: GIUSEPPE LUCIANO
Expected Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding abilities: The student will acquire knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system of ruminants and monogastrics, on the chemical-nutritional analyses of feeds for animals, on the characteristics of the different categories of feeds, on the techniques of forage conservation. In addition, the methods by which the parameters under study are interpreted will be provided.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding abilities: The student will be able to evaluate the chemical-nutritional characteristics of food by carrying out laboratory analyses and finding tables in the suggested texts. Furthermore, the student will acquire skills for the formulation of feed rations for some animal categories. The student will also be able to recognize the nutritional and sensory quality of feeds, consciously evaluating and interpreting the parameters that characterize them.
Making judgements: The diversification of teaching activities will help to enhance the student's independence of judgment. The set of knowledge and skills acquired through lectures and all other theoretical-practical activities (laboratories, seminars held by external experts, technical visits) will allow for conscious learning and the ability to independently apply the knowledge acquired during the course in the different work fields.
Communication skills: Attending lessons and reading recommended texts, also in English, will help the student in the acquisition and use of technical language also in this language. The student will be stimulated to use technical language during classroom discussions and during other activities that will also favour the acquisition of synthesis skills.
Learning skills: The organization of the teaching allows the student to acquire a work method that can be replicated and pursued independently. This may be useful for the drafting of the final paper, for the continuation of studies and for the continuous updating of the knowledge and skills necessary for the profession.
In-depth seminars on some of the topics covered, classroom and laboratory exercises.
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 person of professor Anna De Angelis.
Attendance of Lessons
Detailed Course Content
1. Bittante, Andrighetto, Ramanzin - "Fondamenti di zootecnica", Liviana Editrice, Padova
2.. Antongiovanni, Gualtieri - "Nutrizione e alimentazione animale", Edagricole editrice, Bologna
3. Mc Donald, Edwards, Greenhalgh, Morgan, Sinclair, Wilkinson - "Animal nutrition", Pearson Education Limited Edition, Harlow, England
|Anatomy and physiology of digestive tract in ruminants and monogastrics
|Chapter 18 (Text 1) -Chapter 8 (Text 2) - Slides on Studium
|Chemical-nutritional characteristics of feeds: chemical analysis and digestibility
|Chapter 2 (Text 1). Slides on studium
|Chapter 9 (Text 2) Slides on Studium
|Forages and concentrates
|Chapters 26 e 27 (Text 1). Slides on Studium
|Haymaking and ensiling techniques
|Chapter 14 (Text 2). Slides on Studium
|Energy and protein requirements of ruminants
|Chapter 13 (Text 2). Slides on Studium
|Feed intake at pasture and grazing techniques
|Slides on Studium
Learning Assessment Procedures
The learning evaluation will consist of an oral exam.
Overall, the evaluation of the student's preparation will take place on the basis of the following criteria: learning ability and level of insight of the topics covered, synthesis and presentation abilities, use of technical language and critical sense of the student.
The vote follows the following scheme:
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Important shortcomings. Significant inaccuracies
Ability to analyze and synthesize: Irrelevant. Frequent generalizations. Inability to synthesize
Use of references: Completely inappropriate
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: At the threshold level. Obvious imperfections
Analysis and synthesis skills: Just enough skills
Use of references: just appropriate
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Routine knowledge
Ability to analyze and synthesize: ability of correct analysis and synthesis. Argue logically and consistently
Using references: Use standard references
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Good knowledge
Analysis and synthesis skills: good analysis and synthesis skills. The arguments are expressed consistently
Using references: Use of standard references
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Knowledge more than good
Ability to analyze and synthesize: considerable abilities of analysis and synthesis
Use of references: the topic has been explored in depth
30-30 e lode
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Excellent knowledge
Ability to analyze and synthesize: excellent abilities of analysis and synthesis.
Use of references: Important insights.
Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises
1. Crude fiber analysis
2. Typical analysis
3. In vivo digestibility assessment systems
4. Feed nutritional value
5. Biochemical processes during the conservation of fodder intended for ensilage
6. Haymaking techniques
7. Rumen fermentations
8. Replacement effect of a grazing supplement