Section Editors

Section Board for 'Small Ruminants' (50)

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Prof. Dr. Stephen J.G. Hall
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Section Editor-in-Chief
(Emeritus Professor) Animal Science in the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, LN6 7DL, UK
(Visiting Lecturer) Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 5, 51014, Tartu, Estonia
Interests: livestock biodiversity; animal welfare science
Dr. Cristina Lecchi
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Dipartimento Di Medicina Veterinaria, Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: ruminant; molecular pathology; biomarkers; acute phase proteins; microRNA; immune response; monocytes
Dr. Brou Kouakou
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Agricultural Sciences Academic Department, College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, USA
Interests: small ruminants; metabolism; supplements; Sustainable goat production systems "
Dr. Alan McElligott
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Associate Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: animal behaviour; animal cognition; animal welfare; bioacoustics; goats; cognitive bias; emotions; personality; positive animal welfare
Dr. Leslie A. MacLaren
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Department of Animal Science & Aquaculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, Canada
Interests: Nutritional physiology, ruminant reproduction, stress physiology, immunochemistry, applied metabolomics
Dr. Jacek Wójtowski
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Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland
Interests: ewe milk; goat's milk; mares' milk; donkey's milk; milk fat fatty acids; healthy lipids indices in raw and processed milk
Dr. Myunggi Baik
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Department of Food and Animal Biotechnology, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Ruminant nutrition; functional genomics; nutrigenomics; stress and welfare; intramuscular fat deposition and beef quality; methane mitigation
Prof. María Dolores Carro
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Departamento de Producción Agraria, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ruminant nutrition; digestive physiology; methane, rumen microbiota, feed additives to modify rumen fermentation, feed evaluation
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Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Carcangiu
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Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: sheep; Breeding
Dr. Byeng Ryel Min
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Conservation and Production Laboratory, USDA/ARS, Bushland, Texas, USA
Interests: Ruminant nutrition; rumen microbiome; beef; sheep; goats
Prof. Aurora Ortín
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University of Zaragoza
Interests: Welfare and pathology of small ruminants
Dr. Carey Satterfield
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Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, United States
Interests: Placenta; pregnancy; amino acids; brown adipose tissue; fetal programming; ruminants
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. Bruce McGregor
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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Interests: Ruminant nutrition; grazing management and production; goat; sheep; alpaca management; wool science; wool; mohair; cashmere; alpaca; textile technology
Dr. Peter Murray
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School of Agriculture Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Gatton campus, QLD 4343, Australia
Interests: Ruminant nutrition and meat production; Goat and sheep husbandry, management and utilisation; Goat and sheep fibre biology and production; Australian wildlife biology and ecology; Game and vertebrate pest management; Human-wildlife conflict management; Animal experimentation; Laboratory analytical techniques
Dr. Maria Luisa Dettori
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: fatty acids; milk composition; animal production; casein gene cluster; goat, sheep; growth hormone; polymorphism; ovine milk; milk coagulation property; cheese-making property; duplicate GH gene; renneting properties; goat milk; alpha-lactalbumin; autochthonous goat; haplotypes; single nucleotide polymorphism; Mediterranean breeds; Alpine breeds; fat; protein; casein; casein number; growth hormone receptor; association analysis
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Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Paramio
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: goat; sheep; reproduction; oocyte competence; in vitro fertilization; embryo development; female fertility
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
Dr. Sara Succu
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Italy
Interests: ruminant reproduction; oocyte quality; embryo development; cryopreservation (oocytes, semen, embryos); in vitro culture; follicular dynamic; fertility
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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. Dr. Félix Goyache
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Centro de Biotecnología Animal, Gijon, Spain
Interests: Conservation of animal genetic resources; diversity; selection signatures; genealogies; effective size; domestication; genetic parameters; fitness; phylogeography
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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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. Jorge Hugo Calvo
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ARAID, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), IA2
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; metagenomics; animal science; system biology; gastrointestinal parasites
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Dr. Silvana Mattiello
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali - Produzione, Territorio, Agroenergia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: Animal Welfare; Animal Behaviour; Small Ruminants; Cattle; Milk; Wildlife Conservation
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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
Prof. Dr. Friederike Stumpff
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Institute for Veterinary Physiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 14195 Berlin,Germany
Interests: ion channels; TRP channels; anion channels; rumen; ammonia transport; SCFA transport; urea transport; epithelial transport; ruminants
Prof. Dr. John Webster
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Emeritus Professor, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS81SS, UK
Interests: ruminant nutrition; dairy cows; animal welfare science; implementation and surveillance
Prof. Cristina Saro
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IGM - Instituto de Ganadería de Montana, University of Leon, Leon, Spain
Interests: rumen; microbiota
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. Dr. Juan Pablo Gutierrez
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Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary, ComplutenseUniversity of Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n, E-28040-Madrid, Spain
Interests: Quantitative Genetics; Animal Breeding; Genomic Selection; Conservation Genetics; Population Genetics; Genetic Diversity; Sheep; Cattle; Alpaca;Mice; Horse
Dr. Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
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Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Dpto. Reproducción Animal, Madrid, Spain
Interests: developmental programming, environmental effects, embryo, foetus, genetic and epigenetic regulation, prenatal and postnatal development.
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Exbrayat
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UMRS 449 “General Biology, Reproduction and Comparative Development”, Lyon Catholic University and EPHE, Lyon 69288, France
Interests: reproduction; genital tracts; ovary; testis; sexual cycle; endocrine organs; apoptosis; fish; amphibians; reptiles; small mammals; invertebrates; history and philosophy of life sciences
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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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
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. 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. 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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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
Dr. Hay Dvir
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Department of Ruminant Science, Institute of Animal Science, Volcani Center, ARO, Rishon LeZion, Israel
Interests: sheep physiology; pregnancy toxemia; liver metabolism; fatty liver disease
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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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Dr. Michele Pazzola
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2, 07100, Sassari, Italy
Interests: sheep; goat; local breeds; milk traits; milk coagulation properties and cheese-making ability; genetics
Prof. Dr. Víctor Hugo Parraguez Gamboa
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Dpt. of Animal Biological Sciences/Faculty of Veterinary Sciences; Dpt. of Animal Production/Faculty of Agrarian Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Interests: Effects of hypoxia and oxidative stress on reproduction and fetal and newborn growth and development
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Prof. Donata Marletta
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Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania (Italy)
Interests: molecular genetics; milk proteins; goat; donkey
Dr. Emilia Bagnicka
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Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Interests: dairy cattle; dairy goats; quantitative genetics; molecular genetics; genomics; epigenomics
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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. Wildeus Stephan
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Virginia State University,Petersburg, VA 23806, United States
Interests: small ruminant production systems; sheep reproduction; small ruminant breed germplasm preservation
Prof. Silvia Preziuso
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School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, 62032 Camerino MC, Italy
Interests: infectious diseases of animals; small ruminants; zoonosis
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Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel
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School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, UK
Interests: population genetics; genomics; conservation; evolution; phylogenetics; bioinformatics
Prof. Giuseppe Pulina
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Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Sassari, viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: small ruminants production; meat and milk quality; modeling in animal science; animal production sustainability
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