BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO ANIMAL PRODUCTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The sdvanced knoledge in the control of domestic animal reproduction
Course contents summary
The management of reproduction in domestic animals.
Regenerative medicine: Mesenchymal stem cells
Regenerative therapy in veterinary medicine.
Growth modulation. Fetal programming in veterinary medicine: effects on productive performances
The management of reproduction in domestic animals: Biotecnology applied to follicular development and ovulation (sow and cow). Superovulation in cattle. Artificial Insemination. Micromanipulation of embryo. Embryo production; embryo splitting; embryo transfer.
Regenerative medicine: Mesenchymal stem cells: biology and differentiation potential, phenotypic and molecular characterization. Methods for isolation and in vitro expansion. Platelet derivatives: role of platelets in tissue regeneration. Definition and preparation of platelet concentrates. Regenerative therapy in veterinary medicine. Description and critical discussion of clinical applications reported by the scientific literature, focusing on the role of mesenchymal stem cells and platelet concentrates in the therapy of musculoskeletal pathologies and soft tissue regeneration.
Growth modulation: Growth Hormone: characteristics, actions. Use of bST. The glucocorticoids: characteristics and actions. Use and effects of synthetic hormones in farm animals. Thyroid hormone: characteristics, actions. Use and effects of thyrostatics in farm animals. Steroids: characteristics and actions. Use and effects in farm animals. Catecholamines: characteristics and actions. Use and effects of synthetic hormones in farm animals.The adipose tissue as an endocrine organ: the adipokines and their role in energy and food balance regulation. Fetal programming in veterinary medicine: effects on productive performances
material from lecture and artocles from journal
teorical and practical lectures,observations on field
Assessment methods and criteria
written and oral exam
Computer slides, lab instruments, scientific papers that are provided to the students during the course. Slides of the lessons are given to the students at the end of the course.