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MONOGASTRIC PRODUCTION SYSTEM - unit 1
Code: G580FA
Teacher:  Gianluca Galassi
Year: 
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 3
Other: 1
Basic aims:  Aim of the course is to provide the knowledge on the
swine management and feeding and notes on horse
rearing. Therefore to supply the tools to apply the recent
rearing techniques.
Acquired skills:  Tools and methods for a technical evaluation and an
appropriate management of pig husbandry. Basic
guidelines on horse farming.
Course contents:  Characteristics of the swine breeds. Farming typologies.
Boars, sows, piglets and fattening pigs rearing:
management and feeding. Organic swine farming:
guidelines, techniques, productivity and meat quality.
Notes on the environmental impact of swine farms.
Slaughter and carcass evaluation. Meat characteristics
and quality.
Program:  Characteristics of the swine breeds and parameters for their
choice. Farming typologies for the reproduction and fattening.
Boars rearing: reproduction activity and semen evaluation,
management and feeding. Sows rearing: fertility and reproduction,
management and feeding. Piglets rearing: from birth to weaning
and the post-weaning. Fattening pigs rearing: management, farm
structures and equipment, feeding, light and heavy pig production
techniques. Disease prevention and animal welfare. Swine farm
costs. Organic swine farming: guidelines, techniques, productivity
and meat quality. Notes on the environmental impact of swine
farms. Slaughter and carcass evaluation. Meat characteristics and
quality.
Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of the animal nutrition and feeding.
Preparatory instructions:  Not obligatory.
Learning materials:  Slide are made available to students during the course.
Reference textbook: “Appunti di Suinicoltura” by Pier
Giorgio Monetti – Cristiano Giraldi Editore; “Manuale di
allevamento suino” by Francesco Bertocchini e Iller
Campani – Edagricole; “Riproduzione nel suino” by
Chiara Spelta, Roberto Spelta ed Emilio Tirloni –
Edizioni l’Informatore Agrario; "Prontuario degli
alimenti per il suino" by Daniele Cevolani - Edagricole;
"Zootecnia Speciale" by Giuseppe Succi –
CittàStudiEdizioni. Notes from the course lessons.
http://ariel.unimi.it/User/Default.aspx
Other info:  Oral examination at the end of the course. The test is
based on a conversation on the topics of the program to
ascertain the level of knowledge of the examinee.
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