Animal species of zootechnical interest: bovine, ovine, caprine, equine, swine, feline and canine breeds. Classification of genetic breeds-types by productive orientation within species. Production traits for meat and milk. Biotechnologies related to the improvement of reproduction in animals of zootechnical interest: synchronization, extra-ovulation, embryo transfer, Ovum Pick Up, In Vitro Fertilization, embryo and spermatozoa sexing. Practice: Morphological and functional evaluation, recognition of breed and productive attitude in livestock and pets (species treated: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, dogs and cats). At the first entry into the paddock, issues related to the correct approach to the animal are addressed, which are essential to ensure a correct relationship and to achieve sufficient safety for student’s movement, avoiding animal’s distress and situations of potential danger for the safety of both the figures (man / animal).