AGR/17 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: via Valdisavoia, 5
Phone: 0954783477
Office Hours: Martedì e giovedì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 su Teams cod. 8bq9kv4.
Office: via Valdisavoia 5, Piano terra, stanza n° 35 - 95123 Catania
Phone: 095 4783489
Office Hours: martedì e mercoledì dalle 09:00 alle 11:00 tramite piattaforma Microsoft Team (codice Team ydlohz0)

Learning Objectives

The student acquires knowledge relating to the classification of livestock systems, animal productions and their genetic improvement, the use of biotechnologies to exploite biodiversity and to improve the quality of products of animal origin.

Course Structure


If teaching is given in a mixed formula or remotely, necessary changes may be introduced to what was previously stated in order to comply with the provided and reported syllabus.

Information for students with disabilities and / or SLD:

To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with the laws in force, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and / or dispensatory measures, based on the teaching objectives and specifications needs. It is also possible to contact the CInAP contact person (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and / or SLD) of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechonological Sciences.

Detailed Course Content

From domestication to animal production

Livestock systems

Main genetic types bred and animal production

Morphotypes and productive attitudes

Elements of animal breeding

Genetic diseases in livestock

Introduction to genome analysis techniques in livestock

Analysis of animal biodiversity and safeguard measures

Textbook Information

1 - Bittante G., Andrighetto I., Ramanzin M. Tecniche di Produzione Animale (Liviana Editrice);
2 – Pagnacco G., Genetica Animale, applicazioni zootecniche e veterinarie (Casa Editrice Ambrosiana)

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