Infectious diseases II and avian pathology
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of the course is to provide students with:
• knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, symptomatology and lesions of the main viral diseases of domestic animals;
• the ability to identify the correct diagnostic pathway and interpret the data obtained through laboratory diagnosis;
• the ability to draw up direct and indirect control measures, with particular reference to vaccine prophylaxis;
• skills for critically assessing the national and international legislation that shapes management of viral diseases in domestic animals.
Aetiology, clinical signs, epidemiology in avian diseases; measures of direct and indirect prophylaxis; different vaccine typology and use of vaccination in control programs of avian diseases .
Microbiology and immunology - Veterinary epidemiology
Course contents summary
Introduction to the study of viral diseases in domestic animals: basic concepts relating to the nature and classification of viruses, their pathogenic potential and the main investigation methods used in virology are presented.
Special part: study of the main virus-related diseases in domestic animals (swine fevers, poxvirus diseases, herpesvirus diseases, adenovirus diseases, coronavirus diseases, orbivirus infections in sheep and horses, picornavirus infections, rhabdovirus infections, togavirus infections, the significance of so-called “non-conventional agents” or prions in domestic animal diseases).
Diseases of Birds; Diagnostic methodology, Deficiency diseases; Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases; Mycosys, Parasitic diseases.
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CASTRUCCI C.: Monografie sulle malattie da virus, Ed. Esculapio, Bologna.
SCATOZZA F.: Compendio delle malattie dei mammiferi domestici, Fondazione Iniziative Zooprofilattiche e Zootecniche, Brescia.
SCATOZZA F., FARINA R.: Trattato di malattie infettive degli animali. UTET, Torino, 1999.
TIMONEY J.F. e coll.: Microbiologia e malattie infettive degli animali domestici - 3^ ed. italiana 1995.
Diseases of poultry, IX edition, Wolfe Publishing Ltd, Iowa, 1991
Asdrubali G., Fioretti A.
Manuale di Patologia Aviare
Point Veterinaire Italie, Milano, 1° ed. 2009
Lezioni frontali ed esercitazioni pratiche
Assessment methods and criteria