ENDOCRINOLOGY OF GROWTH
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Aim of the course:
1. Acquisition of fundamental knowledges of physiology, connected to hormones and factors involved in productive performance regulation in domestic animals
2. Study of action and effect of synthetic hormone used to modulate the productive performances in domestic animals.
Elementi di Fisiologia umana e animale - Corso integrato Fisiopatologia degli organismi complessi
Course contents summary
Hormones and facotrs involved in growth regulation (GH, IGFs, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, steroids)
Energy balance and food intake: level of control and hormonal regulation ( POMC, orexin, NPY, AGRP)
Adipose tissue: a multifunctional organ: the adipokines
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.
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
Basics on rumen physiology
Sherwood, Klandorf & Yancey "Fisiologia degli animali - dai geni agli organismi"
Swenson & Reece "Fisiologia deghli aniamli domestici" ed. Idelson-Gnocchi
Assessment methods and criteria