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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP3051853, 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
IF0325, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
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 ENRICO FIORE VET/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines VET/08 Clinical Veterinary Medicine 6.0

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 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

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

Prerequisites: Knowledge by the student of the modern farming systems in farm animals with particular reference to ruminants, pigs and horses, Knowledge of the different feeding strategies and the basics of animal nutrition.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will have acquire the knowledge of the principal methods in the prevention of principal metabolic-nutritional, infectious, and conditioned diseases in the farm animals: furthermore the principal bases of veterinary legislation regarding farm animals.
Examination methods: The examination is carried out with an oral evaluation.
Assessment criteria: Students will be evaluated on the basis of their theoretical and practical knowledge as well as for their capacity for critical evaluation of the topics treated
Course unit contents: 5 CFU:
- Evaluation and control of health and welfare status of farm animals: key-notes on the physiopathology of diseases of farm animals;
- Prevention of diseases related to energy and protein metabolism disorders: ketosis, fatty cow syndrome, small ruminant toxaemia, fatty liver, hypoglycemic syndromes in young animals, etc.
- Prevention of disorders related to minerals and vitamins deficencies: puerperal collapse of the dairy cow, subclinical hypocalcemia in cattle, hypocalcemia in other animal species, rickets, hypo and hyper-phosphataemia, puerperal hemoglobinuria, ruminant urolithiasis, hypomagnieseal tetany, osteomalacia, deficiencies of sodium, potassium, vitamins and microelements, etc.
- Mastitis in ruminants;
- Podalic diseases in ruminants;
- Enteric disorders and prevention of fermentative disorders: pathologies of ruminant prestomacians, prevention of acute, subacute and chronic rumen acidosis; rumen alkalosis; Outline of enteric and diarrheal diseases and prevention;
- Prevention of respiratory diseases;
- Prevention and control of the donkey diseases;
- Prevention and control of the swine diseases.

1 CFU: Identification and registration of the animals (bovine, ovine, caprine, equine, swine); Animal welfare; Animal cruelty and dangerous animals legislation; Safety and health of workers at work; Animal Transport.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Activities will take place through frontal theoretical lectures (40 hours), through practical lessons on the discussion of case studies in the classroom n 8 hours.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study materials will be provided by the teacher during the course oand available on the Moodle platform (

Office hours: Tuesday through Friday by appointment with the teacher via e-mail.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Radostitis O.M., Gay C.C., Hinchcliff K.W., Constable P.D., Veterinary Medicine a textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. --: Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Problem solving

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Life on Land