Animal structures and functions (Organ systems: Nutrition, Respiration, Circulatory systems, Excretion, Support and Movement, Sensitivity, Nervous and Hormonal coordination). Reproduction and evolution (sexual and asexual Reproduction, Embryogenesis, Postembryonic development, development of evolutionary theory). The animal kingdom (taxonomy and systematic; animal nomenclature e classification; general characteristics of major Phyla; insect and vertebrate species of Sardinian forests).
Diffusion and economic importance of animal production. Principles of anatomy and physiology of digestion of monogastrics and ruminants. Rumination, and gastric and intestinal digestion. Main meat and dairy breeds. Animal feeds and their nutritional value. Nutritional requirements, and dietary plans. Production of milk: qualitative and quantitative aspects, and main influencing factors. Principles of birds production, breeds and meat and eggs production traits. Principles of Reproduction. Technologies and programming of livestock production.