Section Editors

Section Board for 'Animal Nutrition' (87)

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Prof. Dr. Sven Dänicke
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Brunswick, Germany
Interests: dairy cow nutrition and metabolism, mycotoxins
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Prof. Dr. Mariangela Caroprese
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Agricultural Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: ruminant welfare; veterinary immunology; oxidative state of ewes; heat stress and feeding strategies on ruminant welfare and production; algae and PUFA in the diet on ruminant immune responses and milk production
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Dr. Angela Schwarm
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Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Interests: Ruminant nutrition; Ruminal digestion; Feed efficiency; Mitigating methane emissions; Immune response
Dr. Teresa Manso
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Agroforestry Sciences Department (Animal Production), Universidad de Valladolid, 34004 Palencia, Spain
Interests: ruminant nutrition; sheep; meat quality; milk quality; fatty acids; lipid profile; by-products
Prof. In Ho Kim
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Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University No.29 Anseodong, Cheonan, Korea
Interests: swine nutrition; liquid feeding program; feed additive; dietary probiotic blend
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Dr. Massimo Trabalza-Marinucci
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Via San Costanzo 4, 06126 Perugia, Italy
Interests: animal feeding; digestive metabolism; rumen ecosystem; functional feeds; essential oils; polyphenols; nutraceutics; small ruminants; chickens
Dr. Raffaella Rossi
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Lodi, Italy
Interests: Animal nutrition; Monogastric species; Nutrition, meat and product quality; Sensory analysis of animal products; Oxidative stress and animal welfare; Natural antioxidants.
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Dr. Donald C Beitz
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Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Interests: animal nutrition; the etiology and prevention of ketosis in dairy cows; animal-derived foods; the biochemistry and physiology of nutrition; the etiology and prevention of fatty liver and ketosis in dairy cattle; dietary and chemical control of production of greenhouse gases by livestock
Prof. Dr. Steven van Cruchten
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Comparative Perinatal Development, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
Interests: pig; translational; pediatrics; neonatal; pharmaceuticals
Dr. Igino Andrighetto
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University degli Studi di Padova. Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
Interests: ruminant feed science - livestock management - silage quality - dairy productions - Beef Cattle & Meat Production
Prof. Takashi Bungo
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Hiroshima Universitydisabled, Higashihiroshima, Japan
Interests: feeding behavior of animals; domestic animal; chickens; stress tolerances
Dr. Alessia Giannetto
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Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences. University of Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres, 31, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: insect meal; food waste bioconversion by insects; alternative nutritional sources; fish nutrition; fish welfare; aquaculture; environmental toxicology; oxidative stress; cell and molecular biology
Dr. Nuria Prieto
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe Research and Development Centre, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1W1, Canada.
Interests: meat quality; sensory evaluation; meat flavour profile; flavourchemistry; near-infrared spectroscopy.
Prof. Dr. Yulong Yin
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Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hunan, China
Interests: pig nutrition; pig health; nutrient metabolism; nutrition absorption
Dr. Karen Goossens
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Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research / Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (ILVO) · Animal Sciences,Scheldeweg, 68 9090 Melle,Belgium
Interests: rumen microbiota; methane emission; dairy cattle; ruminant nutrition
Dr. Kyle Mcleod
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Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
Interests: ruminant nutrition; cattle nutrition; cattle growth
Prof. Eduarda Molina-Alcaide
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Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition, Estación Experimental del Zaidin (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), C/ ProfesorAlbareda 1, 18008, Granada, Spain
Interests: proteins, animal production, animal nutrition, digestive physiology, ruminant nutrition, feed evaluation
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Dr. Mirco Corazzin
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environmental and Animal Science, University of Udine, Italy
Interests: Animal Production; Dairy Science; Meat Science; Pasture Management
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Dr. Javier Álvarez-Rodríguez
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Departament of Animal Science, University of Lleida, Av. Rovira Roure 191, Lleida 25198, Spain
Interests: animal nutrition; feed; meat quality
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Prof. Giuseppe Moniello

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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Dr. Gonzalo Hervás
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Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña, CSIC-Universidad de León, Finca Marzanas s/n, 24346 Leon, Grulleros, Spain
Interests: Ruminant Nutrition; Feed Evaluation; Milk Production; Dairy; Lipid metabolims; Tannins; Nutrigenomics
Prof. Dr. Werner G. Bergen
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Auburn University, Auburn, United States
Interests: lipid metabolism; protein/rumen metabolism; amino acids and protein quality; protein synthesis and turnover; large animal molecular biology; energy metabolism; intramuscular fat biology
Dr. Tryon Wickersham
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Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: cattle; ruminant nutrition; protein; sustainability; urea; intake; digestion
Prof. Dr. Klaus Eder
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Institute of Animal Nutrition and Nutrition Physiology, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
Interests: Nutrition; Dairy Cow; Pig; Broilers; Metabolism; Molecular biology; Lipids; Amino acids
Dr. Chaouki Benchaar
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre, 2000 College street, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 0C8 Canada
Interests: 1. Feed additives; 2. Plant extract in ruminants (dairy cow) nutrition; 3. Enteric methane production in ruminants (dairy cow); 4. Nitrogen excretion and utilization in ruminants (dairy cow); 5. Feed efficiency and milk production in ruminants (dairy cow)
Prof. Pekka Huhtanen
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Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: Ruminant; Digestion and passage kinetic; Feed intake; Protein metabolism in dairy cows; Methane emissions; Feed efficiency; Modelling; Forage evaluation
Prof. Dr. James Matthews
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University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Interests: selenium metabolism; proteins in ruminants; nutritional physiology
Dr. Dennis E. Jewell
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Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, USA
Interests: Canine; Feline; Nutrition; Lipid Metabolism
Dr. Eric Nanthan Ponnampalam
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Animal Production Sciences, Agriculture Victoria Research, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Interests: sustainable agriculture; feeding systems; utilisation of forages and supplements; meat production; nutritional value of meat; market requirements; consumer satisfaction
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Dr. Alan Kelly
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College of Health and Agricultural Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: Beef Production Systems, Nutritional Physiology, Feed Efficiency, Early life Calf Developmental Programming
Dr. Mark D. Finke
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Mark Finke LLC, United States
Interests: Nutrition; entomology; companion animals (dogs and cats) nutrition; comparative nutrition
Dr. Florian Leiber
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Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Frick, Switzerland
Interests: Organic livestock; ruminant nutrition; pasture management; feed sustainability; roughages; forages; plant secondary metabolites; feed diversity; alternative proteins; organic poultry
Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry
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Newcastle University, United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Interests: Sustainable Feeds & Food Quality; Non Invasive Methods; Climate Change; Ruminants, Poultry & Fish ; Water Pollution & Aquatic Life; Global Collaboration & Training
Prof. Jörg R. Aschenbach
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Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Free University of Berlin, 14163 Berlin, Germany
Interests: ruminant nutrition; metabolism; physiology
Dr. Susana Alves
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon,Portugal
Interests: animal nutrition; meat quality; fatty acid; lipid metabolism
Dr. Sergio Calsamiglia Blancafort
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Department of Animal and Food Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Interests: dairy cattle nutrition and management; rumen microbial; feed additives; dairy farm management
Dr. Manuel Fondevila
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Departamento de Producción Animal y Ciencia de los Alimentos, Instituto Agronómico de Aragón (IA2), Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle Miguel Servet 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: feed evaluation; microbial fermentation; digestive utilisation; ruminants; pigs; in vitro
Prof. Dr. Eugeni Roura
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The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: Digestive Physiology; Pigs; Chickens; Nutritional Chemosensing; Taste Receptors; Appetite/Feed Intake
Prof. Dr. Beob Gyun Kim
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Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: swine nutrition; trace minerals; enzyme additives; amino acids; novel feed ingredients
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Dr. Grazia Pastorelli
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Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lodi, Italy
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Phytogenic feed additives; Pig feeding and welfare; Animal nutrition and product quality (meat, cured pork meat, milk)
Prof. Dr. Kyoung Hoon Kim
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Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: feef cattle; energy mtabolism; intramuscular fat; feed evaluation; methane mitigation; rumen microbiome
Dr. José Francisco Pérez
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Animal Nutrition and Welfare Service (SNIBA), Department of Animal and Food Science, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: pigs; poultry; gut health; feed evaluation; additives; dietary fibre; phytate; minerals; early feeding strategies
Prof. Dr. Sylwester Świątkiewicz
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National Research Institute of Animal Production, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Krakow, Poland
Interests: poultry nutrition; nutrition and physiology; nutrition and immunity; evaluation of feed materials and additives; minerals; egg quality; poultry meat quality
Dr. Ajmal Khan
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Animal Nutrition and Physiology, AgResearch Limited, New Zealand
Interests: Calf Nutrition; Ruminant Nutrition; Animal Physiology; Dairy Cattle; Animal Welfare; Feed Additives; Livestock IOT; Precision Feeding
Prof. Marian Czauderna
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The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Jablonna, Poland
Interests: animal nutrition; ruminant physiology; functional foods; selenium physiology; essential elements; conjugated fatty acid analyses; gas and liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; nuclear activation analysis; gamma spectrometry
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Prof. Dr. Ilias Giannenas
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Laboratory of Nutrition, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
Interests: Antioxidants; Dietary Supplements; poultry nutrition
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Dr. Hong-Gu Lee
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Dept. of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: Ruminant; Nutrition and physiology; Nutrigenomics; Heat stress; Milk protein; Meat quality; Milk quality; Lipide metabolism; Protein metabolism
Dr. Mark McGee
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Teagasc, Livestock Systems Department, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland
Interests: Ruminant nutrition, Feed efficiency, Suckler beef cattle production
Prof. Hilary Mary Clayton
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Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: locomotor biomechanics; lameness; physical therapy and rehabilitation; conditioning programs for equine athletes; and the interaction between rider; tack and horse
Dr. Sonia Andrés Llorente
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Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña (CSIC-Universidad de León), Finca Marzanas, E-24346 Grulleros, León, Spain
Interests: feed efficiency; meat quality; -omics; Animal Production; Immunology
Dr. F. Javier Giráldez
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Department of Nutrition and Production of Herbivores, Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña (IGM, CSIC-Universidad de León), Grulleros, Leon, Spain
Interests: ruminant feeding; feed efficiency and milk yield and composition; Strategies to improve animal welfare and resilience and reduce labor; energy use; and environmental impact on dairy farms
Prof. Cristina Saro
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IGM - Instituto de Ganadería de Montana, University of Leon, Leon, Spain
Interests: rumen; microbiota
Dr. M. Ángeles Latorre
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Veterinary Faculty-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Animal Science; Pig husbandry; Swine Nutrition; Meat Quality
Dr. Giovanni Annicchiarico
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics - Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture (CREA) Rome, Italy
Interests: meat quality; milk quality and dairy production; Animal nutrition, sheep and goat; animal welfare
Prof. Masahito Oba
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Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences; Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta
Interests: Dairy; Ruminant Nutrition; Metabolism; Feed Evaluation
Prof. Michael Y. Roleda
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Department of Botany, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: Algal stress physiology; applied phycology; biodiversity; cultivation; ecophysiology; photobiology
Prof. Dr. Carlo Corino
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Lodi, Italy
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Nutrition and immunity; Nutrition and meat quality; Meat quality; Monogastric nutrition; Pig nutrition; Fats and CLA in pig nutrition
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Dr. Robert Pieper
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Head of Unit Feed and Feed Additives, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Feed evaluation; Feed and Food Safety; Feed Additives; Contaminants; Gut Microbiota/host interaction
Dr. Massimo Todaro
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: cheese; milk quality
Prof. Brian J. Leury
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Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: Metabolism; Animal Production; Animal Nutrition; Nutritional Physiology of Ruminants; Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals;Improving the adaptation of livestock to a changing environment
Dr. Gabriel De La Fuente
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Department of Animal Science, University of Lleida, Lleida 25198, Spain
Interests: microbial ecology; ruminant nutrition; control of greenhouse gases; precision feeding
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Dr. Cesare Castellini
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: rabbit; housing systems; behavior; meat quality; lipid metabolism; oxidative stress; health
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Dr. Alessandro Dal Bosco
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University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: poultry meat quality; rearing systems; welfare; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Angela Trocino
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Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science (BCA), University of Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
Interests: Rearing systems and welfare of growing and reproducing rabbits Feeding and nutrition of rabbits Feeding and nutrition of broilers Myopathies in broiler chickens Freshness; nutritional quality and safety of fish
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Dr. Raffaella Tudisco
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples "Federico", Via Mezzocannone 8 - Naples, Italy
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Nutrigenomics
Prof. Federico Infascelli
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples "Federico", Via Mezzocannone 8 - Naples, Italy
Interests: Animal Nutrition
Dr. Ellen S. Dierenfeld
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LLC & School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, UK
Interests: Comparative Animal Nutrition
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Dr. Jeremy Cottrell
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School of Agriculture and Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Interests: physiology and nutrition of production animals; pig; chicken
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Windisch
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TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Interests: feed additives; (trace) mineral metabolism; animal nutrition
Dr. Cormac O'Shea
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School of Biosciences, The University of Nottingham, UK
Interests: nutrition; physiology; microbiology; inflammation; environment
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Surai
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Vitagene and Health Research Centre 53 Dongola Road, Ayr, KA7 3BN, Scotland, UK
Interests: vitamin E; Se; carotenoids; carnitine; betaine; vitagenes; stress adaptaion
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Prof. Dr. Zhijun Cao
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College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
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Dr. Margalida Joy Torren
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Animal production and health, Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon, Av. Montañana 930, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Animal Production; Animal Nutrition; Lipid Metabolism
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Dr. Sihem Dabbou
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy.
Interests: animals nutrition (poultry and rabbit); biochemistry; antioxidant activity; alternative protein sources; meat quality
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Prof. Dr. Laura Gasco
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: aquaculture; rabbit and poultry breeding; alternative protein sources; insects as feed; fish, rabbit and poultry nutrition; animal product quality
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Prof. Dr. Frank Dunshea
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: functional foods; antioxidants; fatty acids; nutrigenomics; large animal models of human nutrition and obesity; selenium
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Dr. Pietro Celi
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Global Science Lead Eubiotics, DSM Nutritional Products, 6480 Dobbin Road Columbia, Maryland 21045, USA
Interests: animal physiology; animals nutrition; animal reproduction; gastrointestinal functionality; Ruminant Health
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Prof. Dr. Kendall Swanson
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Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
Interests: Beef cattle production; Feedlot nutrition; Cow/calf nutrition; Ruminant nutritional physiology; Energy and protein metabolism; Pancreatic function; Developmental programming
Dr. Francesco Gai
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: aquaculture; meat; foods of animal origin; feeds; insects
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Prof. Dr. Johann Detilleux
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Boulevard de Colonster 20, B-4000 Liege, Belgium
Interests: epidemiology; animal breeding; mathematical modeling and statistics; insects in feed
Prof. Vincenzo Tufarelli
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Department of DETO, Section of Veterinary Science and Animal Production, University of Bari Aldo Moro, s.p. Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Interests: animal nutrition; poultry nutrition; feed science; feed technology
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Dr. Wendy Y. Brown
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Animal Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: companion animal nutrition and health; canine dental health; feeding behavior and food preferences; urate urolithiasis in the dalmatian
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Dr. Antonio Gallo
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Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition (DIANA), Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: dairy animal nutrition; feed evaluation; feed safety; digestion; silages; mathematical modeling; system dynamic modelling; multivariate statistics; decision support system
Prof. Dr. Michael Hässig
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Vetsuisse Faculty, Winterthurerstrasse 204, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: herd health; clinical epidemiology; neonatal immunity in newborn bovines; etiology; (NIR) non-ionidasing radiation
Prof. Dr. Paul A. Iji
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College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Fiji National University, Koronivia Campus Suva 1544, Fiji
Interests: poultry science; animal nutrition; digestive physiology
Prof. Dr. Alireza Seidavi
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Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, 41335-3516 Rasht, Iran
Interests: Animal and Poultry Nutrition; Animal and Poultry Biotechnology; Silkworm (Genetics; Breeding; Nutrition and Management)
Prof. Dr. Federico Sirri
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia, Italy
Interests: chicken; hen; turkey; metabolism and nutrition; product quality; meat; egg
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