cod. 03380

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Nutrizione e alimentazione animale (AGR/18)
Discipline delle produzioni animali
Type of training activity
47 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The student must acquire knowledge of the techniques of conservation of animal feed and the production processes which are subject to individual raw materials to be transformed into complete and complementary feed. The student needs to know the chemical composition of the individual raw materials, the presence of anti-nutritional factors and the related techniques used for the inactivation of the same. Depth must be knowledge on legislative rules governing the preparation and the trade of feedstuffs for animals.


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Course unit content

The teaching activity takes into consideration the study of animal feed in relation to conservation techniques, to their chemical percentage composition and the presence of anitinutrizionali factors. It will also examine techniques for improving the nutritional value of feeds as well as the processes applied to industrial production of feed.

Full programme


Procurement of raw materials: cereal, cake and flour extraction of oilseed meal of animal origin, feed materials and other products. Receiving, storage and preservation of foods. Quality of raw materials and the finished product. Treatments to improve the nutritional value of individual commodities:
the process of flaking of extrusion, blow molding, micronization and roasting. Heat treatments for the estruction of anti-nutritional factors thermolabile.
Manufacture of compound feedingstuffs: techniques of milling, blending components, addition of liquid, compression of simple and compound feed by the process of pelleting and extrusion.


AGHINA C. e MALETTO S."Tecnica Mangimistica" Soc. Ed. Esculapio

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures of FEEDSTUFF PRODUCTION through slide shows in power point and other material useful to involve the student in the different moments of the educational activity. They are provided for classroom exercises designed to raise awareness of the feed materials as well as educational visits to the feedingstuffs industry in the area.

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral examination is planned to ensure the achievement of the course objectives. The student must demonstrate detailed expertise of the issues concerning the production system of feed and the effects that the processes causing on the row materials and on the additives used.

Other information

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