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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY OF CATTLE
AGL1000542, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2013)
IF0325, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANIMAL HUSBANDRY OF CATTLE
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-agraria/scienze-e-tecnologie-animali
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIULIO COZZI AGR/19

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/19 Special Techniques for Zoology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Membro Effettivo)
BERZAGHI PAOLO (Supplente)
BRSCIC MARTA (Supplente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Membro Effettivo)
BERZAGHI PAOLO (Supplente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)
7 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Membro Effettivo)
BERZAGHI PAOLO (Supplente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)
6 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Membro Effettivo)
BERZAGHI PAOLO (Supplente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)
5 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Membro Effettivo)
BERZAGHI PAOLO (Supplente)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)
4 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/12/2013 30/11/2014 COZZI GIULIO (Presidente)
DALLE ZOTTE ANTONELLA (Membro Effettivo)
GOTTARDO FLAVIANA (Supplente)
MARCHESINI GIORGIO (Supplente)
RICCI REBECCA (Supplente)
SEGATO SEVERINO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The student should have some basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology of ruminants and in-depth information on the principles of cattle nutrition and feeding.
Target skills and knowledge: The student acquires in-depth knowledge on modern farming systems of dairy and beef cattle. Intensive and extensive farming systems of milk and beef will be analyzed assessing their impact on yield and food quality, animal welfare as well as on farm economics and environmental sustainability.
Examination methods: At the end of the teaching semester, there will be a written final exam made of a multiple choice test. All the following exams included in the Academic calendar will be oral and they will be made of at least of 3 main questions on the topics covered by the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will take into account the student's understanding and acquisition of the topics covered by the course as well as his ability to apply the acquired knowledge in an autonomous and professional manner.
Course unit contents: The course has the following framework with the relative credits (ECTS)
- Analysis of the domestic dairy sector, strengths and weaknesses. Intensive and extensive dairy farming systems (1 ECTS).
- Management of reproduction in cattle. Fertility parameters and fertility problems in dairy cattle (1 ECTS).
- Management calendar management of the dairy cow. Calving and early care of the calf, lactation, dry and transition period. Milking and mastitis (1 ECTS).
- Principles of dairy cattle welfare and main risk factors related to farm housing and management (1 ECTS).
- Weaning and rearing of breeding heifers (1 ECTS).
- Beef and veal calf production and consumption in Italy, strengths and weaknesses of the domestic sector (1 ECTS).
- Principles of veal calf production - farming systems and feeding program (1 ECTS).
- Beef cattle production - farming systems and feeding program (1 ECTS).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is made of a series of lectures and educational seminars supported by specific practical trainings carried out at the dairy farm of the University of Padova and by technical visits to commercial farms.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for classroom teaching is available in PDF format on the web platform
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
The materila might be supplemented by specific scientific literature.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Succi G. Hoffmann I., La Vacca da Latte. Milano: Città Studi, 1993. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dell’Orto V., Savoini G., Alimentazione della vacca da latte. Bologna: Edagricole, --. Cerca nel catalogo