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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGM0013344, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge LUIGI GALLO AGR/19

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: The previous knowledge and skills necessary for a proficient course understanding are related with the animal biology and with the animal nutrition and feeding. However, no specific pass of these exams are required.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course students will acquire an understanding of dairy, beef and pigs husbandry considering effects of management procedures on quantity and quality of products, on environment and welfare of livestock.
Examination methods: The examination of students will be carried out through written test accounting for multiple choice questions, exercises and questions to be answered with a brief text production.
Assessment criteria: Students’ knowledge will be evaluated considering both specific definitions given during the course but also by analyzing their capacity of applying the acquired knowledge to simple operative problem solving.
Course unit contents: An overview on livestock rearing systems, with specific emphasis on intensive herds
Main dairy, dual purpose and beef cattle breeds reared in Italy.
Dairy production in Italy and European Union; national self supply and destination of raw milk; assessing milk quantity and quality; milk synthesis and eiection and milking procedures.
An introduction to feeding dairy and dry cows.
Husbandry and feeding replacement calves and dairy heifer husbandry.
An overview on reproduction management in dairy cows and fertility parameters.
Pig production in Italy: aims and problems. Management procedures and feeding schemes in typical italian pig,
Beef and veal calf production: rearing systems and feeding plans.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Direct room teaching activity and simple exercises on herd management parameters. External activities will consider visits to specific fairs and/or commercial farms. This with the aim of transferring the greater amount of practice skills to students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The presence of students during direct teaching activities is strictly recommended. The material presented during lectures will be available on moodle platform of School (link:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Monetti P.G., Allevamento dei bovini e dei suini. Bologna: Giraldi, 2001. di supporto, specie in caso di impossibilitĂ  di frequenza Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M., Tecniche di produzione animale.. Padova: Liviana, 1993. di supporto, specie in caso di impossibilitĂ  di frequenza Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action