G. BITTANTE e al. Tecniche di produzione animale Ed. Liviana Padova.
For the anatomy and physiology part: lecture notes on the Moodle platform.
Knowledge: anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Farm management
Skills acquired at the end of the course: understanding, evaluating and identifying the main anatomical and physiological functions livestock animals; skills on livestock management.
Skills acquired at the end of the course: knowledge on anatomical characteristics and chemical-physical of animal derived food; livestock management skills.
Contact hours for: Lectures 14. Seminars: 10
For the anatomy and physiology part: lectures 32 hours; exercises 16 hours. e-learning.
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
Examination on the topics of lectures and pratices in order to verify the acquired knowledge of the learning objectives. Breeding management. Knowledge and understanding. Applying knowledge and understanding. Making judgements. Communication skills. Learning skills
Programma del corso
Ethnology: Dairy and beef cattle. Close and open housing, grazing. Problems concerning milk production in Italy with reference to the EU and global context. Italian milk production. Milk synthesis and influential factors. Milking Hygiene.
Problems concerning meat production in Italy with reference to the EU and global context. Beef cattle categories. Slaughter techniques, quality of carcases, sectioning and marketing.
Local and cosmopolitan pig breeds. Pig breeding and management. Slaughter techniques. Carcasses evaluation. High quality products. Quality and defects of the meat.
Introduction and Definitions
Skeletal and Muscular apparatus, (bone base of muscles). Muscles: Anatomy and Physiology of muscle contraction. Overview of arthrology. Cardio-respiratory-circulatory apparatus, Outline of anatomy and physiology of: Endocrine system, Digestive system, Muscular apparatus, Genital and mammary apparatus. Ejection of milk. Meat Quality. Animal welfare. Poultry breeds. Production of meat and eggs. Market. Production and reproduction methods Birds reproductive system. Breeds of rabbits, rabbit breeding.