- M. Vaarst, S. Roderick, V. Lund and W. Lockeretz (2004) Animal Health and welfare in Organic Agriculture. CABI Publishing, Oxon, United Kingdom. Pag. 426.
- Lectur notes on Organic animal husbandry and Animal Welfare by the teacher in Moodle platform
Knowledge acquired: To give some basis of organic animal sciences, animal health and welfare
Competence acquired (at the end of the course): Knowledge on Organic animal sciences
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): To know what we have to do in an organic animal farm. Understand if an animal is healthy and/or in a welfare status.
Oral examination. The evaluation will be based on: ability to organize knowledge, critical reasoning skills on the study carried out, quality of exposure.
Elements of Italian and EU legislation, History of organic agriculture and organic animal productions, Organic domestic animals rearing, Main problems of the organic sector.
Elements of parasitology.
Generalities on the animal welfare. The animal welfare and the social behaviour. The animal welfare and the reproductive and maternal behaviour. The animal welfare and the behavioural tests. Scientific evaluation of the animal welfare. The welfare of livestock (domestic and wild).
Field visits and practical examples.