Framework of swine industry:
- main features and relevance of local, national and international pig industry,
- current trends and statistics of swine production.
Description of the main swine breeds involved in different rearing systems.
Trends of new and traditional genetic improvement of swine production;
Basic concepts on reproductive physiology and endocrinology of sows and boars.
informations on techniques for collection and handling of semen and its evaluation for artificial insemination.
applicative concepts for timing and procedures of artificial insemination of sows.
basic information about anatomy-physiology of swine nutrition.
Description of feeding systems management of: pregnant and lactating sows; piglets; growing and finishing pigs.
feeding and housing systems for gestating sows;
basic concepts of farrowing and lactation management,
description of main strategies able improve efficiency during suckling time of piglets;
information about management of weaning, growing and finishing phases of pigs.
Description of the factor affecting the occurrence of boar taint in pork and the management procedures for its control.
description of the allometric pattern of different tissues in body of in growing and fattening pigs
description of the pre- and post-slaughter factors affecting the pork quality and an overview of its main characteristics.