Veterinary medicine
Study-unit Code
In all curricula
Riccardo Zelli
  • Riccardo Zelli
  • 62.5 ore - Riccardo Zelli
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Practical activities Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic against patients of different species suffering from diseases of the male and female genital. Canine assisted reproduction.
Practical activities are carried out by the students in the presence of the teacher on the topics covered in the teachings of the SSD VET 10.
Reference texts
MCKINNON A.O., J. L. VOSS, Equine Reproduction, Ed. Lea & Febiger, 1993.

Younquist RS, Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology, Ed. Saunders Co., 1997.
JOHNSTON S.D., ROOT KUSTRITZ M.V., P.N.S. OLSON, Canine and Feline Theriogenology, Ed. W.B. Saunders Co., 2001.
Educational objectives
To give the student the ability to apply most of the surgical techniques and therapies necessary for the treatment of common reproductive pathologies of dogs, cats and livestock. In addition, the ability to interpret the various exams such as ultrasound and endoscopic examination of the reproductive apparatus in different species, endocrinological examinations, pathological examinations, spermiograms.

D1 - knowledge and understanding:

- Day One Competences
- Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of the veterinarian in relation to patients,
clients, society and the environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the organisation, management and legislation related to a veterinary business.
- Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services.
- Understand the economic and emotional context in which the veterinarian operates.
- Understand and apply principles of clinical governance, and practise evidence-based
veterinary medicine.
- Use their professional capabilities to contribute to the advancement of veterinary
knowledge, in order to improve the quality of animal care and veterinary public health.
- Handle and restrain animal patients safely and with respect of the animal, and instruct
others in helping the veterinarian perform these techniques.
- Perform a complete clinical examination and demonstrate ability in clinical decisionmaking.
- Attend all species in an emergency and perform first aid.
- Assess the physical condition, welfare and nutritional status of an animal or group of
animals and advise the client on principles of husbandry and feeding.
- Collect, preserve and transport samples, select appropriate diagnostic tests, interpret and understand the limitations of the test results.
- Understand the contribution that imaging and other diagnostic techniques can make in
achieving a diagnosis. Use basic imaging equipment and carry out an examination effectively as appropriate to the case, in accordance with good health and safety practice and current regulations.
- Recognise suspicious signs of possible notifiable, reportable and zoonotic diseases and take appropriate action, including notifying the relevant authorities.
- Access the appropriate sources of data on licensed medicines.ESEVT ‘Uppsala’ SOP May 2016
- Prescribe and dispense medicines correctly and responsibly in accordance with legislation and latest guidance.
- Apply principles of bio-security correctly, including sterilisation of equipment and disinfection of clothing.
- Perform aseptic surgery correctly.
- Safely perform sedation, and general and regional anaesthesia; implement chemical
methods of restraint.

D2. Underpinning knowledge and understanding

In order to be able to undertake their professional duties effectively, new veterinary graduates will need a breadth of underpinning knowledge and understanding of the biological, animal and social sciences and laws related to the animal industries. This will include, but is not restricted to, the following:
- Understanding of and competence in, the logical approaches to both scientific and clinical reasoning, the distinction between the two, and the strengths and limitations of each.
- A knowledge of the businesses related to animal breeding, production and keeping.
- The aetiology,pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common
diseases and disorders that occur in all common domestic species.
- Awareness of other diseases of international importance that pose a risk to national and international biosecurity and trade.
- The ethical framework within which veterinarians should work, including important ethical theories that inform decision-making in professional and animal welfare-related ethics.
D3 autonomy of judgment:
- Demonstrate ability to cope with incomplete information, deal with contingencies, and
adapt to change.
- Demonstrate that they recognise personal and professional limits, and know how to seek professional advice, assistance and support when necessary.

D4 communication skills:

- Communicate effectively with clients, the public, professional colleagues and responsible authorities, using language appropriate to the audience concerned.
- Prepare accurate clinical and client records, and case reports when necessary, in a form satisfactory to colleagues and understandable by the public.
- Obtain an accurate and relevant history of the individual animal or animal group, and its/their environment.
- Communicate clearly and collaborate with referral and diagnostic services, including
providing an appropriate history.
- Principles of effective interpersonal interaction, including communication, leadership, management and team working.

D5 learning ability:
- Demonstrate an ability of lifelong learning and a commitment to learning and professional development. This includes recording and reflecting on professional experience and taking measures to improve performance and competence.
The student, in order to understandand how to apply most of the surgical techniques and therapies necessary to treat common reproductive diseases of the dog,the cat and of livestock is necessary to have taken the exams of Obstetric Clinic . In addition, other topics covered in the module require the ability to interpret the various tests such as the ultrasonography and endoscopic of reproductive tract in different species, endocrinological examinations, vaginal citology and spermiograms. The knowledge of the above is a prerequisite for the student who wants to follow the course with profit.
Teaching methods
Practical training.
Learning verification modality
In-process assessment :IDONEITY
An examination is conducted on the last day of the internship period to evaluate the student's performance.
Extended program
Diagnostic and Therapeutic against patients of different species suffering from diseases of the male and female genital. Canine assisted reproduction.

Practical activities are carried out by the students in the presence of the teacher on the topics covered in the teachings of the SSD VET 10.
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