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MONOGASTRIC PRODUCTION SYSTEM - unit 2
Code: G580FB
Teacher:  Luca Rapetti
Year: 
Term: 
CFU: 
CFU subdivision: Lectures: 1
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:  Classification of equines.
The main breeds of horses and mules.
Elements of anatomy and physiology of the digestive
system of horses.
Management and breeding of the horse.
Equine nutrition and feeding.
Donkey milk production.
Program:  - Classification of equines.
Scientific classification of equidae. Horse breed
classification.

- The main breeds of horses and mules.

- Elements of anatomy and physiology of the digestive
system of horses.
The digestive system. The mouth. The stomach and the
small intestine. The large intestine.

- Management and breeding of the horse.

- Equine nutrition and feeding.
Ingredients of horse feeds. Nutrient requirements of the
horse. Nutritive values of feedstuffs. Basic ration
formulation. Grassland and pasture management.

- Donkey milk production.
Donkey milk composition. Donkey milk production.
Donkey milk as a substitute of cow milk.
Prerequisites:  Knowledge of organic chemistry. Knowledge of anatomy
and physiology of the digestive tract of ruminants and
monogastrics. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition.
Preparatory instructions:  Organic chemistry. Anatomy, physiology and animal
genetics mod.1: anatomy and physiology of domestic
animals. Nutrition, food and animal breeding techniques
mod.1: nutrition and feeding.
Learning materials:  Lectures notes Power Points PPT/PDF slides.
Other info:  Oral examination.
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