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Technology and pathology of poultry,rabbit and game species  


Technology and pathology of poultry, rabbit and game species

Director: Prof. Chiara Giudice
E-mail: avicose@unimi.it


The school, open since 1993 to graduates in Veterinary Medicine who hold a professional qualification diploma, has a three-year, with 20 members.

The aim of the School, which is part of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, is to train specialists in the health professionals sector and the production of poultry, rabbit and game.

The lectures, given at the Department one day a week, are supplemented by hours of practical exercises in the autopsy room, with inspections of poultry farms and burrows, as well as field trips for faunal problems, for a total of 180 credits in three years.
The student, under the guidance of a tutor and the Director of the school, is required to present the results of personal research every year, documented by a research paper, which is assessed as an annual credit test.

The training course, on the basis of ministerial level provisions (Italian Ministerial Decree 27 January 2006) provides that Specialists in Technology and Pathology of poultry, rabbit and game species acquire theoretical, scientific and professional knowledge in the fields of intensive poultry, rabbit and wildlife farming, including eco-pathology and wildlife management. This means:

- in the field of animal health, they understand infectious and parasitic diseases and their etiological, epidemiological and clinical aspects, as well as the technopathies in their pathogenic aspects with their repercussions on production;

- in the context of hygiene of breeding farms, they are able to apply proper managerial, bio-safety and vaccine prophylaxis measures to allow the animals bred there to express their productive capacities optimally;

- as part of the inspection of food, that they can operate in the production chain to defend the quality of meat and egg production by making the breeding choices most appropriate for guaranteeing food safety.


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