cod. 1008428

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
- Caterina LUPINI
Academic discipline
Malattie infettive degli animali domestici (VET/05)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: 266236

Learning objectives

After completing this course, students will be able: to assess the quality of biosecurity measures applied in farms and manage the risk factors; to propose practical, economically feasible and flexible initiatives to reduce the zoonotic hazards at primary production level.


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Course unit content

The course will treat the control measures that can be applied on farm to control zoonosis and food borne infectious disease to implement a longitudinal integrated food safety assurance approach in the pre -harvest phase of the food chain, in compliance with national and international guidelines and legislation.
Lessons will deliver outlines on the major zoonosis and will cover principles of biosecurity, vaccination and hygiene practices applied in food producing animal farms.
The practical part of the course will consist of visits to farms to practice the assessment of possible risk factors related to their structural characteristics and management. Working groups will be formed for the preparation of reports on the overall risks identified in the visited farms, discussion of the collected data and proposals to effectively achieve zoonosis prevention, improvement of animal health and welfare and consequently increase food safety.

Full programme

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Biosecurity in Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine-From principles to practice
Edited by: Jeroen Dewulf, Ghent University, Belgium, Filip Van Immerseel, Ghent University, Belgium

Files of the power point presentation of the lessons and the seminars will be provided to the students.

Teaching methods

Front lectures, seminars held by experts and visits to farms.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment takes place through an oral interview.

Other information

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