Section Editors

Section Board for 'Poultry' (43)

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Prof. Dr. Velmurugu Ravindran
Section Editor-in-Chief
Animal and Biomedical Sciences, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Interests: Poultry Nutrition; Feed evaluation; Amino acid metabolism; Minerals; Nutrition of young broilers; Lipid utilisation; Particle size; Feed processing technology
Prof. Dr. Ewa Tomaszewska
Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka St. 12, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: bone quality and physiology; inteste function and physiology; nutrition; toxicology; egg quality; animal physiology
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Prof. Dr. Colin G. Scanes
Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas,USA
Interests: poultry science; Chicken processing; poultry nutrition; poultry welfare; poultry physiology
Prof. Dr. Jan Jankowski
Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie, Olsztyn WM, Poland
Interests: poultry nutrition; feedstuffs; gut health; quality of poultry products
Prof. Dr. Hyeun Bum Kim
Dankook University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: poultry; pig; Veterinary microorganisms; immune response
Dr. Henry Van Den Brand
Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Interests: poultry nutrition; poultry welfare; incubation; thermoregulation; poultry management
Dr. Jeremy Cottrell
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. Angela Trocino
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. Jeffrey Downing
School of Life and Environmental Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: Farm animal (especially Pig and sheep) reproduction; Heat stress in broilers ; Welfare of laying hens; Duck production and welfare; Stress in farm animals
Dr. Janice Siegford
Animal Behavior and Welfare Group, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, 3270 C Anthony Hall, USA
Interests: ethology; animal welfare; poultry (laying hens); pigs; and precision livestock farming
Prof. Dr. Jean-Loup Rault
Institute for Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni) Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: social behaviour; oxytocin; human-animal interaction; prosocial behaviour; neuroscience; euthanasia; slaughter; free-range poultry
Dr. José Francisco Pérez
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
Dr. Rafael Freire
Charles Sturt University, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Interests: Animal cognition; poultry behaviour and welfare; fish biology; animal ethics
Dr. Sihem Dabbou
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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Dr. Kapil Chousalkar
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Roseworthy Campus, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy SA 5371, Australia
Interests: Molecular Microbiology; Salmonella; Poultry Diseases; Food safety
Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry
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. Harry J. Blokhuis
Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7068, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: animal behaviour; animal welfare; welfare assessment; injurious pecking; sleep and rest in broilers
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Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bagnato
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: Animal genomics; genetic improvement; Zootechnics; Biodiversity
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Dr. Florian Leiber
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
Prof. Dr. Eugeni Roura
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: Digestive Physiology; Pigs; Chickens; Nutritional Chemosensing; Taste Receptors; Appetite/Feed Intake
Prof. Dr. Joris Michiels
Laboratory of Animal Nutrition and Animal Product Quality (LANUPRO), Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: weanling piglet; broilers; gut health; feed additives; amino acids; heat stress
Dr. Christopher Ashwell
North Carolina State University, Department of Poultry Science, Raleigh, USA
Interests: genomics; epigenetics; poultry; quantitative trait loci (QTL)
Prof. Dr. Sylwester Świątkiewicz
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. Sabine Gebhardt-Henrich
Center for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits (ZTHZ), Division of Animal Welfare, University of Bern, Burgerweg 22, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland
Interests: laying hen; broiler; broiler breeder; free-range; keel bone; behavior; animal welfare; housing
Prof. Dr. Ilias Giannenas
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. Michael J. Toscano
Research Center for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits (ZTHZ), Division of Animal Welfare, VPH Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
Interests: Individuality within large groups and the relation to health and welfare; Quantifying forces involved in keel damage using tri-axial accelerometers; Use of omega-3 fatty acids to improve bone health in laying hens; Optimizing laying hen feeder design, positioning and bird density to maximize welfare
Dr. Michael Romanov
1. K. I. Skryabin Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, 23 Akademika Skryabina St., 109472 Moscow, Russia
2. School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NJ, UK
Interests: avian genomics; avian genetics
Dr. E. Tobias Krause
Institute Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, 29223 Celle, Germany
Interests: animal welfare; animal behaviour; behavioural ecology; poultry, avian olfaction; early developmental conditions
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Maiorano
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. Alessandra Piccirillo
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: poultry; poultry diseases; infectious diseases; zoonoses; public health
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Prof. Dr. Avigdor Cahaner

Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture, Israel
Interests: Design of biological & agricultural trials + data collection and analysis; Design of genetics & breeding trials + data collection and analysis; Poultry genetics; Poultry breeding; Broilers production under sub-optimal conditions; Broilers breeding for sub-optimal conditions; Broilers growth and feed efficiency; Broilers meat yield and quality
Prof. Dr. Eric R. Benson
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
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Surai
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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Dr. Antonio José Piantino Ferreira
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Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 87, CEP 05508-270 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: enterobacterial research in birds; broiler chickens; genome; avian diseases; avian pathology
Prof. Dr. Steffen Weigend
Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, 31535 Neustadt-Mariensee, Germany
Interests: Poultry; Genetics; Genetic Diversity; Molecular Markers; Phylogenetics
Prof. Dr. Marian Stamp Dawkins
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Interests: animal welfare; poultry welfare; broiler chickens; automated assessment; animal consciousness; bird vision; commercial research
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Prof. Dr. Paul A. Iji
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
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. 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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Prof. Dr. Federico Sirri
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
Dr. Barbara Tzschentke
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. Fifi Zaefarian
Section Associate Editor
School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Interests: Poultry Nutrition; Feed evaluation; Feed additives; Nutrient digestibility
Prof. Dr. Ed Smith
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Litton-Reaves Hall, 175 W Campus Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061, United States
Interests: avian genomes; bird; single nucleotide polymorphisms; chicken genomics and development; genome sequence; phenotypic variations; Turkey
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