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4) Veterinary Physiology. 2009. M.G. Clement.Point Veterinaire Italie Editore, Milan.
5) Physiology of domestic animals. 2013.O.V. Sjaastad, O. Sand, K. Hove. Ambrosiana Publishing House, Milan.
Other information. The lessons and the fact sheet on practical activities are available on the eUniss-eLearning multimedia platform, https://evet.uniss.it and on the Microsoft Teams platform. Unique code: 36hk74t.
Reception hours. Students can contact the teacher from Monday to Friday through the Teams platform (unique code 36hk74t), upon shared appointment by phone or email.
Methods for verifying learning. During the verification of results the student must demonstrate:
1. Knowledge and understanding of what the student knows at the end of learning. At the end of the course, the student will have to demonstrate:
a) knowledge of the mechanisms related to the digestion of carbohydrates, lipids and protein and non-protein nitrogen,
b) the result of the digestion process of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as a function of health / welfare of the animal and of the productions,
c) how to take the rumen fluid and its chemical-physical and microbiological analysis.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. The students will have to demonstrate that they have knowledge and concepts useful in order to establish a correlation between the ingestion of food and the state of health / well-being of the animal and the quantity / quality of the products. He will have to demonstrate that he is able to do a correct sampling of rumen fluid.
3. Critical and judgmental skills. the students will have to demonstrate that they are able to work in the field to evaluate the causes and mechanisms of food origin that lead: a) to a reduced growth or lower production, b) to metabolic dysfunctions such as rumen acidosis, meteorism and non-protein nitrogen intoxication (ammonia and urea). With this objective, the student can critically argue the information acquired in the field using his updated knowledge.
4. Ability to communicate what has been learned. The students will have to demonstrate the ability to express themselves with scientifically appropriate terminology, in particular with regard to the dynamics relating to the digestion of carbohydrates, lipids and protein and non-protein nitrogen end to the fate of the products deriving from these digestions. The exercises are intended to stimulate the ability to express oneself on what is being examined and the ability to discuss scientifically with peers and using an appropriate language with farmers.
5. Ability to continue studying independently throughout life.
the student will have to demonstrate the ability to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired to interpret the metabolic profile regarding energy and nitrogen ingestion by associating them with the state of health of the animal and the productions and helping himself with the sources of knowledge available and a solid intellectual organization of professionalizing cultural resources. The nutrition physiology course contributes to develop these day one competences that the student can use from the first day of work.