Learning outcomes of the course unit
To give to the student the knowledge about the the goat and buffalo productions, the animal welfare and the zootechnical hygiene
Course contents summary
Dairy sheep, goat and buffalo production: Sheep, goat and buffalo rearing technologies. Milk production and quality. Wool features and fleece evaluation in sheep.Technical and hygienic characteristics of the zootechnical housing and manure cleaning.
Sheep meat production: Sheep breeding techniques: reproduction, lactation and weaning. Suckling lamb production. Light and heavy lamb production. Castrated male production. Carcass and meat features in the different classes.
Animal welfare: main legislation on the bovine and the swine welfare; the legislation on animal welfare and its relationships with the rearing structures of the herd.
Guided tours to sheep and buffalo herds.
BITTANTE G., ANDRIGHETTO L., RAMANZIN M.: Tecniche di produzione animale. Liviana Ed., Torino, 1993
MONETTI P.G.: Allevamento dei suini e dei bovini. Giraldi Ed., Perugia 2001
SUCCI G.: Zootecnia speciale. Città Studi Ed., Milano, 1995