Veterinary medicine
Study-unit Code
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Riccardo Zelli
  • Riccardo Zelli
  • 25 ore - Riccardo Zelli
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
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Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course provides knowledge about the reproductive physiology of thecanine specie both male and female, the factors most strongly influencing the reproductive performance of this species and describes techniques management to increase the fertility and productivity of the canine kennel, referring also to the research activities of the teacher.
Reference texts
Canine Reproduction and Neonatology
By Marthina L. Greer
Educational objectives
The course takes into account thecanine species, with the aim of improving the basic theoretical knowledge and practical capacities of the students regarding the management of the reproduction of this species Know. Implement knowledge on reproductive physiology and corporate management of this species. Know-how. The student must be able to carryout an assessment of the estrous cycle, the female's sexual receptivity, the BCS and the nutritional status of the animal's well-being. And he must be able to perform blood samples for hormonal evaluations. The student must also be able to orient himself in techniques of artificial insemination and natural mounts
The student who follows the teaching is in the fifth year of his university career and should have all the knowledge necessary to understand and to be able to apply the content covered in the ADE. However, in order to avail the best teaching are require knowledge of anatomy, reproductive physiology, nutrition, infectious and parasitic diseases and lowly of livestock management.
Teaching methods
The course is organized in 5 consecutive days, for a total of 25 hours in the following way: - A theoretical part where they are provided or implemented knowledge about the anatomical and physiological characteristics and reproductive systems of canine specie.
- Practical work in the Clinic that include: semen collection and its evaluation, assessment of sexual receptivity of the female and evaluation of the estrous cycle, artificial insemination and natural mating, pregnancy diagnosis , blood samples for hormone assessments.
Other information
Practical activities will be performed at OVUD an Didactic Center of the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The activity schedule is available at VMD http://www.medvet.unipg.it/didattica
Learning verification modality
For the course is not scheduled a final exam but ongoing evaluation of learning and subsequent putting into practice of the topics carried out. It is evaluated the approach to reproductive management and the acquisition of practical skills inherent the canine reproduction
Extended program
- Reproductive physiology of the bitch, reproductive cycles and artificial and natural insemination - Reproductive physiology of the dog and assessment of semen - Pregnancy, diagnosis by ultrasound, causes of abortion -
- Farm management, breeders management and hygiene of the farm - Aspects of research related to reproduction
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