Section Editors

Section Board for 'Animal Physiology' (74)

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Prof. Dr. Michael Hässig
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Vetsuisse Faculty, Winterthurerstrasse 204, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: herd health; clinical epidemiology; neonatal immunity in newborn bovines; etiology; (NIR) non-ionidasing radiation
Dr. Jim McFarlane
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University of New England Australia, Armidale, Australia
Interests: reproductive physiology; ovarian follicular development; testicular function; reproductive endocrinology; nutrition; leptin
Professor Giuseppe Piccione
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University of Messina, Department of Veterinary Science, Italy
Interests: Chronophisiology; Thermal biology; Equine Exercise Physiology; Transport stress; Locomotor activity
Dr. Tettamanti Gianluca
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Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Italy
Interests: insect development and biotechnology; annelids; immune response; cell death
Prof. John Cockrem
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School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Interests: glucocorticoids; cortisol; corticosterone; stress; individual variation; penguins; avian endocrinology; conservation endocrinology; responses of animals to changes in their environment
Dr. Edward Narayan
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Queensland
Interests: animal welfare; conservation biology; conservation physiology; neuroendocrinology; production animal health and welfare; reproductive health; stress; immune system; zoology
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Prof. Dr. Paul Mozdziak
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Physiology Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7608, Raleigh, NC 27695-7608, USA
Interests: avian species conservation and muscle performance; animal cell culture techniques; transgenic animal production; muscle biology
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Desantis
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Department of Emergency and Organ transplants, Veterinary Clinics and Animal Productions Unit, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Interests: glycan histochemistry; microarrays; histology; reproductive apparatus; digestive apparatus; stem cells
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Dr. Natalia Elguezabal
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Animal Health Department, NEIKER-BRTA-Basque, Institute for Agricultural Research and Development
Interests: innate immune response, vaccines, probiotics, passive immunity transfer, antibody therapy, diet
Dr. Claudia Giannetto
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Department of Veterinary Sciences University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell'Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy
Interests: circadian physiology; exercise physiology; livestock; domestic animals; horses
Prof. Dr. Helga Sauerwein
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Institute for Animal Science, Physiology and Hygiene, University of Bonn, Katzenburgweg 7–9, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Interests: dairy cows; calves; endocrinology; metabolism; acute phase proteins; inflammation; adipose tissue; adipokines
Prof. Dr. Christian de La Fe Rodriguez
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Ruminant Health Research Group, Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: mycoplasma; caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAEV); visna maedi; contagious agalactiae; contagious caprine pleuropneumonia; atypical pneumonia (<em>M. ovipneumoniae</em>)
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Prof. Daniele Vigo
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Department of Veterinary, Medicine (DIMEVET), University of Milan, via Università 6, 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: Veterinary physiology; endocrinology and reproduction animals Animal welfare; stress and lactation 3D cellular culture system; neorgans and pseudorgans Controlled; release technology; biotechnology and nanotechnology
Dr. Massimo Zerani
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Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Perugia, via San Costanzo 4, 06126 Perugia PG, Italy
Interests: Endocrinology; Reproduction; Gonads; Corpus luteum; Cell communication
Dr. Lorenzo E. Hernández Castellano
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Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, Postboks 50, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
Interests: nutrition and lactation physiology; colostrum feeding and immune system development; mammary gland physiology; metabolic diseases; ruminal acidosis; ketosis; hypocalcemia; novel proteomics approaches; dairy cows; newborn ruminants; sheep; goats
Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Capucchio
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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: gut health evaluation; morpho-histology; immunohistochemistry; mucin evaluation; neuromuscular diseases; animal model; host/pathogens interactions in comparative medicine
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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. Federica Riva
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Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Milano, DIMEVET, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: Veterinary Immunology; in vivo models; genetically modified animals; innate immunity; inflammation
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. Cristina Castillo Rodríguez
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Departamento de Patoloxía Animal, Facultade de Veterinaria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
Interests: ruminants; oxidative stress; nutrition metabolism; sustainable farming; intensive production
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Dr. med.vet. Roberto Plasenzotti
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Laboratory Animal Service and Research, the Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Interests: Laboratory Animals; Rabbits; Microbiome; Animal Welfare; The 3Rs; blood rheology; transgene mice
Dr. Antoni Dalmau Bueno
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Institut de Recerca I Technologia Agroalimentaries, Caldes de Montbui, Spain
Interests: Animal Welfare Program
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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. Rosa María García-García
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Department of Physiology, Veterinary Faculty, Complutense University, Avda Puerta de Hierro s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: embryo; oocyte; follicle; female; ovulation; growth factors; nutrition; hormones; animal reproduction; rabbit
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Prof. Dr. Isabel Henning-Pauka
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Field Station for Epidemiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Buescheler Straße 9, 49456 Bakum, Germany
Interests: swine; porcine infectious diseases; porcine herd health management; vaccination in swine; pork production
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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Dr. Arno E. Lindner
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Arbeitsgruppe Pferd, Heinrich-Röttgen-Strasse 20, Jülich, Germany
Interests: exercise science; horse exercise physiology; performance diagnosis and training guidance of horses
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
Prof. Milka Vrecl
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University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty, Institute of Preclinical Sciences, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: Membrane receptors; Intracellular signaling, Molecular Biology, Histology, Cell Culture, Confocal Microscopy, Pig, Sheep, Rabbit, Rat
Prof. Dr. Robert E. Meyer
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Veterinary Anesthesiology College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Interests: Veterinary Anesthesiology
Prof. Dr. Marcello Siniscalchi
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
Interests: behavior; physiology; animal welfare; cognitive ethology; brain lateralization
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Dr. Domenico Nuzzo
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Italian National Research Council, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; obesity; food supplement; laboratory mice
Dr. Monica Isabella Cutrignelli
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Napoli Federico II, 80137 Napoli, Italy
Interests: Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production
Dr. Hamid A. Merchant
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Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: pharmacokinetics; clinical trials; rational use of medicine; medicine safety; e-cigarettes; diabetes; fatty liver; ageing; hay fever
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
Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Basini
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Dipartimento di Scienze Medico-Veterinarie, Università degli Studi di Parma, Via del Taglio 10, 43126 Parma, Italy
Interests: Intrafollicular mechanisms of follicle growth and selection; Cytokine-hormone interaction in ovarian follicle; NO/NOs system in ovarian follicle; In vitro evaluation of follicular angiogenesis; Phytochemical growth promoters and reproductive functions; Free radicals and reproductive functions; Endocrine disruptors
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Maiorano
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: production and meat quality; intramuscular collagen; lipids; hystology; in ovo technology; small ruminants; pig; poultry
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Prof. Adriana Bonanno
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Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: animal nutrition and feeding; by-products in ruminant feeding; ruminant grazing systems; dairy production; ruminant meat quality
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Prof. Dr. Søren Nielsen
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Animal Welfare and Disease Control, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: epidemiology; antimicrobial resistance; animal welfare; Paratuberculosis; cattle; Infectious Diseases
Dr. Tadaaki Satou
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International University of Health and Welfare, Otawara, Tochigi 324-8501, Japan
Interests: pharmacology; psychosomatic medicine; medicinal chemistry; phytochemistry of essential oil; medicinal plants; laboratory mice; aromatherapy
Prof. Amiel Berman
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: Environmental effects on Ruminants; animals science
Prof. Silvia C. Modina
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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione Animale e la Sicurezza Alimentare Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: Reproductive biology in domestic animals; basic and applied veterinary anatomy; basic and applied musculoskeletal development
Prof. Dr. Francesca Mancianti
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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy.
Interests: mycology; parasitology; natural products; essential oils; antifungal activity; antiparasitic activity
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Prof. Dr. Robert M Friendship
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Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Interests: swine health management; disease surveillance; pre-harvest aspects of food safety; sow reproduction
Prof. emer. Thomas W. Swerczek
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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Interests: equine nutritional and infectious diseases; diseases of the mares; neonatal diseases of foals; metabolic diseases of cattle; etiology and pathogenesis of a variety of diseases in animals
Prof. José Pedraza Chaverri
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Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), CDMX 04510, México
Interests: antioxidants; oxidant stress; reactive oxygen species; mitochondrial dysfunction
Dr. Sebastian P. Galuska
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Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Institute of Reproductive Biology, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: sialic acids; polysialic acid; glycoimmunology; siglecs; extracellular traps; innate immune system
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Prof. Dr. Eric R. Benson
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Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: Emergency Animal Management; Mass emergency depopulation of poultry; Decontamination and disinfection of avian influenza; Alternative lighting for animal housing; Emergency agricultural remediation; Agricultural air quality; Applied Poultry Engineering; Applied machine vision and applied controls
Dr. Cormac O'Shea
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School of Biosciences, The University of Nottingham, UK
Interests: nutrition; physiology; microbiology; inflammation; environment
Prof. Dr. Miroslava Kačániová
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: gut microbiology of different animals; animal microbiology and physiology
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Prof. Dr. Beniamino T. Cenci-Goga
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: food; microbiology; safety; meat; hygiene; quality; public; health
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Prof. Dr. Nitulescu George Mihai
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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 020956 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: animals of pharmacology and toxicology; invertebrate animals; computational models
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Dr. Jesús Hernández
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Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo, Sonora, Mexico
Interests: Swine infectious diseases;Immunology; Flow Cytometry Cytokines; T Lymphocytes; Dendritic Cells
Prof. Nicola Lacetera
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE) University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: ruminant nutrition and physiology; animal welfare; environmental physiology; milk quality
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Prof. Cecilia Dall'Aglio
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Università degli Studi di Perugia, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Perugia, Italy
Interests: adipokines; orexins; cannabinoids; immunohistochemical techniques; domestic animals; exocrine glands; genital tract; diets; metabolism
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Dr. Elena Chaves-Pozo
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Oceanographic center of Murcia, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Carretera de la Azohía s/n, 30860, Puerto de Mazarrón, Spain
Interests: immune-reproductive responses; marine fish; viral transmission through the gonad; endocrine disruption
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Dr. Alessia Di Giancamillo
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via dell’Università 6, 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: Cell Culture; Immunohistochemistry; Histology; Animal Models; Scaffold
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Dr. Kapil Chousalkar
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School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy Campus, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy SA 5371, Australia
Interests: Molecular Microbiology; Salmonella; Poultry Diseases; Food safety
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. Anna Di Cosmo
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Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: marine biodiversity; cephalopods; neuroetology; animal behavior; chemical communication; adult neurogenesis
Dr. Janeen L. Salak-Johnson
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Oklahoma State University, Departments of Animal and Food Sciences, United States
Interests: stress and environmental physiology; sow housing; maternal-fetal interaction; prenatal stress; and effects of the environment on immune status; behavior; and well-being of swine and other livestock
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Prof. Dr. Maria Laura Bacci
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Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy
Interests: swine; physiology; endocrinology; reproduction; welfare; reproductive biotechnology; transgenesis
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Dr. Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino
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Laboratory of Animal Health (LARSANA), Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Santarem, Brazil
Interests: animal health; buffaloes; animal physiology; metabolic diseases; ticks and tick-borne diseases
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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Dr. David W. Miller
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College of Science, Health, Engineering & Education, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: on-farm and supply-chain welfare indicators; nutritional strategies to reduce stress; qualitative behavioural assessment; new technologies for welfare monitoring; impact of handling conditions and novel environments on stress
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Prof. Dr. Reinhold J. Hutz
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
Interests: reproductive biology; endocrinology; toxicology; dioxins; environmental endocrine disruptors; nanoparticles; ovary
Prof. Dr. John J. McGlone
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Departments of Animal and Food Science and Animal Care Services, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: behavior; neuroscience; welfare; immunology; stress physiology and behavior; pheromones in pigs and other animals
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Dr. Anne Marie Power
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Department of Zoology, National University of Ireland, H91 CF50 Galway, Ireland
Interests: climate change impacts on rocky shores; zooplankton dynamics; fisheries and habitat suitability mapping; fish reproductive physiology
Dr. Chris W. Rogers
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School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North 4470, New Zealand
Interests: equine biomechanics; equine exercise physiology; equine industry epidemiology; equestrian sport
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Dr. Barbara Tzschentke
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Faculty of Life Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin 10117, Germany
Interests: poultry/avian physiology; incubation physiology; prenatal and perinatal development; critical developmental periods; programming and malprogramming of regulatory systems; long-lasting and transgenerational effects; neuronal hypothalamic plasticity
Dr. Richard Uwiera
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada
Interests: animal models; pathology; immunology; intestinal health/stress and lab animals; companion animals and livestock
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