D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Sede Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Crediti 6
Ore 54
Periodo 2^ semestre
Lingua ITA
Codice U-gov LM SAT AS W000579


Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and morphology of farm animals.

Modalità di svolgimento del corso

The teaching method is based on lectures in ppt (4 CFU) given to the students and educational visits in farms and social farm (2 CFU). As part of the Moodle platform are available: a) teaching materials structured learning units; b) items in the PDF format of interest for deepening of the topics covered in class.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Knowledge. This course aims to provide students with the basic tools for the management of a livestock engaged in the social sector.


Applying knowledge and understanding. The course has as teaching goal to provide students with the knowledge for the choice of species and livestock breeds suitable for social activity, knowledge of breeding techniques and feeding to obtain animal products in accordance with the well-being and low impact, basic knowledge on the interaction user - technical - animal.


Cross-expertise: judgement skills: identifying the information needed to understand the business issues; b) transfer in a clear and comprehensive information, ideas and relevant technical solutions to both, and not specialists, representing the different and specific skills involved in the management of sustainable livestock systems (officials, farmers, users).



1 Concept and legislation regulating social farming (0.5 ECTS).

2 Basic skills on animal behavior (0.5 ECTS).

3 Equidae: horse and donkey breeds, breeding techniques, production and employment in the social activities (1 ECTS).

4 Sheep and goats: the main breeds of sheep and goat, breeding techniques, milk production and low-impact, employment in the social activities (1 ECTS).

5 Breeding of rabbits, the main breeds, breeding techniques and employment in the social activities (1 ECTS).

6 Educational visits to livestock farms employed in the social sector and critical analysis (2 ECTS).

Modalità di svolgimento dell'esame


Learning evaluation methods

Final assessment will focus on a discussion on the topics covered, with in-depth presentation of a subject chosen by the student.


Learning evaluation criteria

The student, during the oral test, will have to prove: a) basic knowledge of the legislation governing social farming and animal ethology. b) knowledge of the main races described for the different species analyzed. c) knowledge of low impact techniques breeding; d) the basic concepts of the functions performed by the farmer in the field of livestock farming for social purpose.

To pass the oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the content, set out sufficiently corrected with the use of appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning to enable it to implement appropriate connections within the matter and to have acquired a complete mastery.


Learning measurement criteria

The final grade is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.


Final mark allocation criteria

The oral test will be divided into four main questions, in addition to the subject of your choice. The answers will be evaluated with a score from 0 to 6, and the overall assessment will make the final judgment of thirty. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.

Testi consigliati
  • Jensen P., 2011. Etologia degli animali domestici. Ed Italiana a cura di Bracchi P., Grasselli F., Zannetti G. McGraw Hill Ed.
  • AA.VV., 2009. Etologia applicata e benessere animale vol. 1-2 a cura di Carenzi C. e Panzera M. Point Veterinaire Italie
  • Minolis E., Polidori P., (a cura di) 2011. Latte d’asina produzioni, caratteristiche e gestione dell’azienda asinina. Fondazione Iniziative Zooprofilattiche e Zootecniche Ed., Brescia
  • Minolis E., 2004. Un asino per amico. Lupetti Ed., Milano
  • Lewis L.D., 1996. Feeding and care of the horse second edition Williams & Wilkins USA
  • Falaschini A., Morimando F., 2015. Produzioni Animali 4 Allevamenti equini e altre specie minori e alternative. REDA Ed., Torino
  •  De Luca G., 2004. L’allevamento della capra gestione, produzione e trasformazione del latte Edagricole, Bologna
  • Sarti D.M., Lasagna E., Panella F., Pauselli M., Sarti F.M., (a cura di) 2002. L’allevamento degli ovini moderne tecniche per la produzione di qualità. Edagricole, Bologna.
  • Balasini D., 2001. Zootecnica Applicata Avicunicoli ed allevamenti alternativi. Edagricole Scolastico, Bologna



Tutorial session


Tuesday from 3 pm to 4 pm

Thursday from 3 pm to 4 pm



Corsi di laurea
  • C.L.M. - Scienze Agrarie e del Territorio - Curriculum AGRICOLTURA SOCIALE (LM SAT - AS)

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