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Morphological evaluation and ethnology in animal production
Code: G000D-
Teacher:  Pietro Parma
Year:   
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 4
Basic aims:  The course will provide scientific and cultural bases to
contribute to the development and improvement of animal
husbandry in a continuous changing environment.
Acquired skills:  During the course it will be acquired the following
informations: the basics of animal domestication,
demographic analysis and production of the main farmed
breeds, the methodology currently used for morphological
and functional evaluation of the subjects.
Course contents:  Animal domestication, breeds currently farmed, the
morphological evaluation methodologies
Program:  Notes on the farm animals domestication
Demography of the main breeds
Production parameters of the main breeds
Definition of “Zoognostica”
Definition of breed
Analysis of the various regions of the body and evaluation
of morpho-functional correlations.
Measures and somatic indices
The linear morphological evaluation in dairy cattle and
beef.
Evaluation of the usefulness and applicability of the latest
technologies of genetic analysis.
Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of genetics
Preparatory instructions:  Anatomy, physiology and animal genetics mod.2: animal
genetics
Learning materials:  Lecture notes
Other info:  interview
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