Reviewer Board (280)

Members of the reviewer board are selected from all Animals reviewers for regularly providing timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts. Responsibilities of reviewers are available here.

Dr. Krzysztof Adamczyk
University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Interests: welfare of cattle, cattle behaviour
Professor Brenda M. Alexander
Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming
Interests: Reproductive behavior, Reproduction, Endocrinology, Behavior
Dr. Pâmela Almeida Alexandre
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: RNA-seq, gene expression, transcriptomics, feed efficiency, beef cattle, co-expression networks, DNA pooling
Dr. Stephanie Allard
Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics, Detroit Zoological Society, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
Interests: animal welfare, animal behavior, zoo, animal husbandry, stereotypy, abnormal behavior, and conservation
Dr. Javier Álvarez-Rodríguez
University of Lleida, Av. Rovira Roure 191, Lleida, Spain
Interests: animal nutrition; Animal Physiology; animal product quality; small ruminant; pig
Dr. Héctor Mario Andrade-Montemayor
The National Autonomous University of Querétaro-México
Interests: Ruminant Nutrition, Small Ruminants Production, Milk Production and quality, Goat production
Dr. Giuseppe Annunziata
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Domenico Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: food science; Nutrition; metabolism; nutraceutical; polyphenols; antioxidants
Dr. Miguel A. Aparicio
Departamento de Producción Animal y Ciencia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Extremadura, Avda. de la Universidad s/n Campus Universitario, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: animal welfare; extensive pig production; welfare in sheep production.
Dr. Rodrigo A. Arias I.
Instituto de Producción Animal, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
Interests: Beef cattle, Animal behavior, Climate Change, Cold and Heat stress, grass-fed, Beef quality, Beef Production Systems
Dr. Serkan Ates
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97333; USA
Interests: Evaluation of pasture forbs with high bioactive compounds for livestock production, health and environmental effects; Livestock production in agrivoltaics systems; Management of self-regenerating annual legumes in permanent pastures in dryland conditions; Use of spent hemp biomass in ruminant nutrition; Dual purpose management (grain/hay and pasture) of small grain winter annuals
Professor Youssef Attia
Department of Arid Land Agriculture, Faculty of Meteorology,Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, P.O.Box 80208, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Interests: Poultry Sciences; rabbits sciences; Nutrition; Husbandry; Production; Physiology
Dr. Kamran Avanaki
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: Optical imaging, optical coherence tomography, ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, photoacoustic microscopy, photoacoustic tomography, confocal microscopy, brain imaging
Dr. Felipe F Avila
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California-Davis,Minneapolis, US
Interests: Livestock and domestic animal genomics
Dr. Samaneh Azarpajouh
Department of Animal Science, Kildee Hall, Iowa State University, 109 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: animal behavior, animal welfare, lameness, small ruminant, genetics, swine
Dr. Luigi Baciadonna
Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK
Interests: Animal Welfare, Emotions, Communication, Cognition and Laterality
Dr. Brittany L. Backus
Animal Care Services, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: stress; welfare; enrichment; swine; lab animals; ag animals; Physiology; behavior; transport; housing; pain relief; anesthesia/analgesia
Dr. Shiping Bai
Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya'an, China
Interests: Broilers nutrition; poultry feed; gut microbiota; digestibility; antioxidant capacity
Dr. Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Amila Subhashinie Bandara
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Interests: animal welfare; animal behaviour; Euthanasia of farm animals; Humane slaughtering; Brain pathology in slaughtering; Management of farm animals; stress; Pain Perception
Dr. Marta Barba Recreo
Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Moncada, Spain
Interests: equine, large animals, internal medicine, infectious diseases, microbiota
Dr. João Pedro Barbas
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Quinta da Fonte Boa, 2005-048 Vale de Santarém, Portugal
Interests: small ruminants; reproduction physiology and biotechnologies; andrology; reproductive efficiency and methods; reproduction parameters; sperm cryopreservation (new extenders, tecniques, new methods, etc); Cervical artificial insemination
Dr. Roberta Barrasso
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro, strada Provinciale per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano (BA), Italy
Interests: farm animals; Animal Behavior; animal welfare; Welfare in food animals; Production related welfare issues; meat quality; Food Safety; public health; zoonosis; Food-borne diseases
Dr. Marcin Barszcz
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences Instytucka 3, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
Interests: animal nutrition (pig, poultry, laboratory animals), gut health, gut physiology, microbiota activity, bioactive compounds
Dr. Ester Bartolomé Medina
Dpto. Ciencias Agroforestales, Área de Producción Animal, Universidad de Sevilla,Spain
Interests: horse; welfare; behavior; stress; infrared thermography; quantitative genetics; genetic evaluation; breeding programs; equestrian disciplines; genetic selection
Dr. Jessica Suagee Bedore
Sam Houston State University, Pirkle Engineering Technology Center 450C Box 2088, USA
Interests: Equine Nutrition
Dr. David S Beggs
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne
Interests: dairy cattle; mastitis; reproduction; animal welfare; lameness
Dr. Shana Bergmann
Department of Veterinary Sciences, Chair of Animal Welfare, Ethology, Animal Hygiene and Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
Interests: animal welfare; Animal Husbandry; Animal Hygiene; behaviour; poultry; pig; rabbit; animal health; Welfare indicators
Dr. Greta Veronica Berteselli
Via Giotto 20, 20060 Masate, Milano, Italy
Interests: animal welfare; animal behaviour; ethology and behavioural medicine; stress; companion animals; welfare and quality of life of canine and feline breeds (genetic maltreatment); shelter dogs and cats
Dr. Ilaria Biasato
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: chicken; fish; gut health; histopathology; morphometry; histochemistry; insect meal; animal feeding; Microbiota/microbiome
Dr. Cecile Bienboire Frosini
Department of Physiological and Behavioral Mechanisms of Adaptation (DMPCA), IRSEA (Research Institute in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology), 84400 Apt, France
Interests: olfaction; olfactory encoding/olfactory brain circuits; social behavior; emotion; neuroendocrinology; neurotransmitters; stem cells
Dr. Marco Birolo
Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: rabbit feeding systems, rabbit welfare, rabbit meat quality, chicken feeding systems, chicken meat quality, chicken welfare, aquaponics.
Dr. Nicola Blackie
Royal Veterinary College Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield AL9 7TA
Interests: Animal Husbandry; dairy; Calves; Pig Enrichment; lameness
Dr. Simone Blackman
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Australia
Interests: Simone is passionate about research that considers the role of regulation, governance and accountability in improving welfare outcomes in animal industries for animals, producers and the planet, particularly as the world moves into the Symbiocene
Dr. Vincent Bombail
Physiology of Nutrition and Food Behavior (PNCA unit), INRAE - Université Paris Saclay - AgroParisTech
Interests: positive emotions, stress, olfaction, rat tickling, neuroendocrinology, behaviour
Dr. Clarissa Boschiero
Noble Research Institute
Interests: Plant and Animal Genetics and Genomics; bioinformatics; Genomic databases; genetic variants; GWAS; snp; Indel; CNV
Dr. David Bowles
RSPCA (UK) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Horsham, UK
Interests: animal welfare
Professor Valerio Bronzo
Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Milano, I-20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: Zoonoses Zoonotic Diseases Dairy Cattle Veterinary Diagnostics Dairy Science Animal Production
Dr. Sarah Byosiere
Thinking Dog Center, Animal Behavior and Conservation, Hunter College, City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue (608 HN), New York, NY 10065, USA
Interests: play behavior; cognition; vision; canines; primates; interdisciplinary research
Dr. Diogo Ribeiro Câmara
Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inovação e Tecnologia Integradas a Medicina Veterinária para o Desenvolvimento RegionalUniversidade Federal de Alagoas - UFAL, Brazil
Interests: animal reproduction, andrology, sperm cryopreservation, semen quality
Professor Deborah Cao
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University|Nathan campus|Brisbane, Qld 4111, Australia
Interests: animal law; legal protection of animals; animal ethics; animal law in Australia; law and regulation concerning animals in China; wildlife crimes in China; animal cruelty in China; classical Chinese philosophy concerning animals; animals in Chinese culture
Dr. Maria Camila Ceballos
Swine Teaching and Research CenterDepartment of Clinical Studies - New Bolton CenterSchool of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania 382 West Street RoadKennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Interests: Human-animal interaction, cattle temperament, farm animal welfare, Applied farm animal ethology, sustainable livestock systems
Dr. Anne-Lise Chaber
University of Adelaide
Interests: wildlife trade, animal online trade, bushmeat, epidemiology, one health, Eco health, wildlife health, wildlife disease
Dr. Juana C. Cariri Chagas
Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Skogsmarksgränd, 90183 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: Ruminant nutrition, dairy cattle nutrient requirements, GHG emission from ruminants, sustainability in production animal systems, cactus in animal diet, animal welfare.
Dr. Pengxiang Chang
The Pirbright Institute, Surrey, United Kingdom
Interests: h7n9; H5Nx; avian influenza viruses; multivalent viral vectored influenza vaccines using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology
Dr. Pizza Ka Yee Chow
Comparative Cognition Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany), Department of Psychology, University of Exeter (UK)
Interests: Invasion, Comparative psychology, Behavioural flexibility, Behavioural plasticity, Squirrels, Cognition and Behaviour, Learning, Animal Intelligence
Dr. Mingxing Chu
Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China.
Interests: animal genetics; animal breeding; animal reproduction; small ruminants
Dr. Hee-Chun Chung
Department of Veterinary Medicine Virology Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, Seoul National University GwanAk-Ro 1, GwanAk-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Interests: human infectious disease; zoonoses; vector-borne diseases; novel viruses; swine virology; transgenic pigs; endogenous retroviruses; viral enteritis of pigs; and viral diseases of animals
Dr. Maria Giovanna Ciliberti
Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: sheep, animal welfare, immunology, natural extracts, antimicrobial resistance, animal products, innate immune system, adptive response, milk, cows
Dr. Nancy Clarke
World Animal Protection (U.K.), Research Collaborator at Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group, University, UK
Interests: Animal sentience, attitudes towards animals, education, human behaviour change, animal welfare, corporate initiatives to improve animal welfare
Dr. Melanie Connor
University Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3 JG, UK
Interests: Animal Welfare, Rural Development, Behaviour and Behaviour Change, sustainable agriculture
Dr. Andrea Contina
Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, United States
Interests: animal migration, stable isotopes, ecological genomics, avian species, conservation biology
Dr. Rene A Corner-Thomas
School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
Interests: animal welfare; Sheep production; Hogget breeding; sheep behaviour
Dr. Fabio Correddu
University of Sassari, Department of Animal Science. Viale Italia, 39 07100 Sassari
Interests: sheep, fatty acids, gaschromatography, polyphenols, milk coagulation properties, by-products, antioxidants, conjugated linoleic acid, biohydrogenation, enteric methane
Dr. Catia Correia Caeiro
School of Life sciences, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Interests: Animal Cognition; animal communication; Humans, non-human primates; domestic animals; facial expressions; Human-Animal Interaction; Comparative Psychology
Dr. Alessandra Crisá
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA), Rome, Italy
Interests: sequencing of candidate genes to study lactation, resistance to disease, productive and reproductive traits, and products quality in domestic animals species; identification of polymorphisms (SNPs) and molecular markers to be used in assisted genetic improvement (MAS), and studies on genetic diversity of animal species / breeds; gene expression analysis by RT-qPCR, microarray, RNA-seq
Dr. Mario Cuchillo-Hilario
Departamento de Nutrición Animal; Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ), México.
Interests: Animal nutrition, grazing, sustainable animal production, tropical forages, milk quality
Dr. Levente Czeglédi
Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, University of Debrecen, 138, Boszormenyi Street, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: animal production, livestock, cattle, pig, chicken, gene expression, genetics, proteomics, molecular biology, animal physiology
Dr. Enrico D’ Alessandro
Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: animal genetics; Genomic; Conservation; Biodiversity; Food-Traceability; NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing)
Dr. Ruan R. Daros
Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
Interests: animal welfare, animal behavior, dairy cattle welfare, dairy cattle behavior, animal emotion, veterinary epidemiology
Dr. Lauren Dawson
University of Guelph, Canada
Interests: chickens, cats, dogs, mink, animal behaviour, animal welfare, welfare assessment, environmental enrichment
Dr. Valéria Marçal Felix De Lima
Departamento de Clínica, Cirugia e Reprodução Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil
Interests: leishmaniasis, cellular immunology, diagnosis, cytokines
Dr. Barbara De Mori
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, Agripolis, 35020 Legnaro, Italy
Interests: conservation ethics; animal welfare ethics; veterinary ethics; animal ethics; applied ethics; ethical reasoning; ethical review process; evolutionary ethics; ethics and darwinism; animal research ethics
Dr. Eduardo Marostegan De Paula
Animal Science Research Institute/Beef Cattle research center unit, Rodovia Carlos Tonani km94, 14.174-000, Sertãozinho, SP, Brazil
Interests: energy and protein metabolism, feed aditives, feed evaluation, fiber digestibility, forage conservation, in situ and vitro techniques, ruminant nutrition.
Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego
Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee
Interests: farm animals, mastitis, infectious diseases
Dr. Kris Descovich
Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia
Interests: Animal welfare, applied ethology, zoo animals, companion animals, livestock, behaviour
Professor Jorgelina Di Pasquale
University of Teramo
Interests: food; food science; Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Consumer perception, Consumer Behaviour; marketing; agricultural economics; Surveys and Questionnairs.
Professor Liliana Di Stasio
University of Turin - Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA)
Interests: genetics in farm animals
Dr. Alessia Diana
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padua, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: behaviour, animal welfare, zoo animals, animal cognition, antimicrobials, swine, behavioural ecology, wildife conservation, social behaviour
Professor Qiyu Diao
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Interests: ruminant nutrition and physiology; younger ruminants rearing; nutrient requirements of sheep and goats
Dr. Xiangdong Ding
China Agricultural University
Interests: gene mapping, genomic selection/prediction, statistical genetics, genetic evaluation, bioinformatics etc.
Dr. Duy Ngoc Do
Interests: GWAS, genomic selections, transcriptomics, microbiome and non-coding RNAs to increase livestock productivity and enhance diseases resistance
Dr. Kevin Downs
School of Agriculture, Middle Tennessee State University
Interests: Poultry, Nutrition, Broilers, Feed Additives, Management
Dr. Małgorzata Duda
Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie, Department of Endocrinology, Krakow, Poland
Interests: granulosa cell; porcine ovarian
Dr. Emily Suzanne Dudley
Wright State University,Dayton, United States
Interests: Laboratory animal welfare; Rodent euthanasia; Carbon dioxide euthanasia; Canine shelter welfare
Dr. Carolina Duran
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile; Valdivia; Chile
Interests: Equine physiology and physiopathology, neonatology, oncology, inmunology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, behavior and welfare
Dr. Alen Dzidic
Department of Animal ScienceFaculty of AgricultureUniversity of Zagreb
Interests: Machine milking Physiology of lactation Milk production Milk production management Udder health
Dr. Lauren E. Edwards
Animal Welfare Science Centre, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: animal welfare, animal behaviour, poultry welfare, pig welfare, human-animal relationships
Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway
Colorado State University, USA
Interests: pre-slaughter stress in cattle and pigs, animal welfare at slaughter plants, euthanasia on-farm
Dr. Daniel Elleder
Laboratory of Viral and Cellular Genetics, Institute of Molecular Genetics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: avian genomics; endogenous retroviruses; retroviruses; virus receptor; virus restriction factors
Dr. Jennifer L. Essler
Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Interests: dogs, working dogs, development, animal behavior, animal cognition, olfaction
Dr. Ann Essner
1. Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy, Uppsala University, Husargatan, Biomedical Centre, Box 593, 751 24, Uppsala, Sweden; 2. Evidensia Djurkliniken Gefle, Norra Gatan 1, 803 21, Gävle, Sweden
Interests: veterinary rehabilitation; animal physiotherapy; canine sports medicine
Dr. Lingzhao Fang
University of Edinburgh
Interests: Quantitative Genetics and Genomics; functional genomics; genomic prediction; comparative genomics; population genomics; bioinformatics; systematic genomics modelling
Dr. Niccolò Fattorini
Department of Life sciences, University of Siena, Via P.A. Mattioli 4, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: behavioural ecology; ethology; social behaviour; Sexual Selection; stress; Wildlife Conservation; wildlife management; field studies; Group-living species; ungulates; seabirds
Dr. Michaela Fels
Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal BehaviourBischofsholer Damm 1530173 Hannove
Interests: pig, swine, rabbit, farm animal behaviour, animal behaviour, ethology, animal welfare
Dr. Bartłomiej Ferra
Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Microbiology, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdańsk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: Toxoplasma gondii, Borrelia burgdorferi, recombinant antigens, recombinant chimeric antigens, vaccine, diagnostics, epidemiology, immunogenicity, immunoprotection, murine experimental model.
Dr. Patricia Ferraz
Federal University of Lavras
Interests: PRECISION LIVESTOCK; animal welfare; environment; animal behaviour; rabbits; poultry science; bioclimatology; Compost barn; RURAL BUILDING; mathematical modeling
Dr. Eduardo Eustáquio De Souza Figueiredo
Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Interests: Animal derived food; food microbiology; Food Safety
Dr. Nuno Henrique Franco
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Interests: Animal Welfare, Animal Ethics, Laboratory Animal Science
Professor Anita Franczak
Department of Animal Anatomy and Fizjology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
Interests: Animal Physiology; pig physiology; immune
Dr. Becca Franks
Environmental Studies, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: animal welfare; curiosity and cognitive enrichment; motivation; animal personality; fish behavior; Human-animal relations
Dr. Lindsay Fry
Animal Disease Research Unit, USDA-ARS
Interests: Hemoparasitic diseases of cattle and horses
Dr. Magdalena Gantner
FACULTY OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND CONSUMER SCIENCES, Department of Functional Food, Ecological Food and Commodities, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW Functional Food and Commodities Unit 159c, Nowoursynowska str., building number 32, room number 1085, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: nutritional value, physic-chemical properties of food, food quality, integrated pest control, plant resistance to pests, ecological food
Dr. Aser García-Rodríguez
Neiker-Tecnalia, Department of Animal Production, Granja Modelo de Arkaute, Vitoria-Gasteiz 01080, Spain
Interests: poultry nutrition, ruminant nutrition, animal production, dairy cows, dairy sheep, broiler, laying hen, in vitro digestibility, methane
Dr. Luisa Garofalo
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Rome, Italy
Interests: population genetics, evolution, wildlife, animal forensics, molecular markers, DNA analysis
Dr. Małgorzata Gieryńska
Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, Poland
Interests: immunology, microbiology
Professor Flavia Girolami
Dept. of Veterinary Science, University of Torino
Interests: veterinary toxicology; Food Safety; chemical contaminants; drug metabolizing enzymes; antioxidants; livestock; ruminants; genomics
Dr. Idoia Goiri
Neiker, The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Derio, Spain
Interests: in vitro techniques, feed additives, gut microbiome, ruminants, poultry, feed efficiency, enteric methane, rumen microbiome and transcriptomics
Professor Eleni Golomazou
University of Thessaly, Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, Fytokou str. Volos, Greece
Interests: fish pathogen, aquaculture, welfare, genotoxicity, food pathogens
Dr. Marcelo Gómez
Institute of Pharmacology and Morphophysiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia 5090000, Chile
Interests: Animal Morphology, Neurology, Parasitology, Imaging, Herding Dogs
Dr. Juan V. González-Martín
Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Cattle, Small Ruminants, Reproduction, Inner Medicine, Respiratory Disease, Surgery, Production Medicine
Dr. Karolina Goździewska-Harłajczuk
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Interests: animal physiology, animal anatomy, digestive tract, tongue, eye, embryology, birds, veterinary anatomy
Dr. Andrei Cristian Gradinaru
Department of Preclinics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi 700490, Romania
Interests: citogenetics; mendelian genetics; molecular genetics
Dr. Emma C. Greenwood
School of Animal and Veterinary Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
Interests: Pig, sheep, behaviour, stress, microbial populations, microbial manipulation, animal production
Dr. Jakub Gryz
Department of Forest Ecology, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Braci Leśnej 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: terrestrial vertebrate ecology, nature conservation, raptors, owls, wild unguates, carniovores, wildlife management, hunting
Dr. Maciej Grzybek
Department of Tropical Parasitology, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland
Interests: parasites, helminthes, zoonozes, rodent-borne diseases, host-parasite interactions, parasite ecology, public health
Dr. Oleksiy Guzhva
Department of Biosystems and Technology,Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Interests: animal behaviour, computer vision, precision livestock farming, ethics in agriculture, sensors, big data, digitalisation in agriculture, IoT
Dr. Elżbieta Hać-Szymańczuk
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology of Food, Faculty of Food Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—WULS SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 166 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: food quality, microorganisms, extracts, essential oils, meat technology, chicken meat, food packaging
Dr. Shah M.K. Hasan
Department of Production Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Interests: piglet gut microbiota and immunobiology; sow feeding; gut health; Nutrition; alternative of antibiotics
Professor Piotr Herbut
Department of Rural Building, University of Agriculture in Krakow, al. Mickiewicza 24-28, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: Environmental science, climate change impacts on livestock, biometeorology, farm animals, environment and technology, livestock production, animal welfare, behavior, dairy cows.
Dr. Gundula Hoffmann
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Department of Engineering for Livestock Management, Potsdam, Germany
Interests: Animal health, animal welfare, behavior, dairy cows, heat stress, infrared thermography, horse husbandry, sensors, respiration rate, heart rate variability
Dr. Cheng-Yih Hong
Department of Finance, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 413, Taiwan
Interests: farm animal welfare (FAW), willingness to pay; food safety concerns; ethical concerns; Perceived consumer effectiveness; Broiler
Dr. Ionela Hotea
Animal Nutrition Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara, Calea Aradului, 300645 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Parasitology, Metabolomics, Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Tiffani Howell
La Trobe University, School of Psychology and Psychiatry; Melbourne, Australia
Interests: dog behaviour and cognition, human-animal relationships, animal welfare; dog behaviour and cognition, human-animal relationships, animal welfare
Dr. Zhiyong Hu
College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shandong Agricultural University
Interests: Ruminant nutrition, cow, autophagy, amino acids, fatty liver.
Dr. Li-Tung Huang
Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Linkow, Taiwan
Interests: neurodevelopment; neurobehavior; developmental programming; cognition; Epilepsy; Hepatic Encephalopathy; stress; obesity
Dr. Alexandra Hund
University Clinic for Ruminants, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: abomasal ulcers, lameness in cattle, ruminant internal medicine and surgery
Dr. Karinna B. Hurley
University of California, Davis, United States
Interests: HAI; Cognitive Development; Child Development
Dr. Chitra Iyer
Department of Neurology, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 395 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, USA
Interests: motor neurons; spinal cord; Neurobiology; Neuromuscular Disorders; Neurological Diseases
Dr. Nancy Jerez
Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Interests: beef; pork quality, carcass; palatability traits; muscle biochemistry; dark cutting; gene expression.
Dr. Kajetan Kalus
Faculty of Biology and Animal Science, Department of Environment Hygiene and Animal Welfare, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: general and analytical chemistry, poultry welfare, poultry feed and manure additives, air quality, odorous and gaseous emissions, environment, agriculture
Dr. Jacek Karamon
National Veterinary Research Institute, al. Partyzantow 57, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
Interests: parasitology, veterinary parasitology, zoonotic parasites, Echinococcus, parasitic helminths, parasitological diagnostics, molecular parasitology.
Dr. Eleni Kasapidou
Department of Agriculture, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece
Interests: meat and meat products, dairy products, eggs, eating quality, sensory characteristics, nutritional value, chemical composition, fatty acid composition.
Dr. Eija Kaukonen
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Interests: poultry, poultry welfare, broiler production, turkey production, egg production, laying hen, poultry healthcare, disease prevention, poultry diseases
Dr. April A. Kedrowicz
Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607, USA
Interests: Communication; teamwork; writing; Professional Identity; education; clinician-client communication; communication training
Dr. Jason Keegan
Regulatory Affairs Department, Alltech European Bioscience Centre, A86 X006 Meath, Ireland
Interests: animal nutrition; Feed Additives; docosahexaenoic acid (dha); animal production; parasitology; anthelmintic resistance; parasitic nematodes; Toxocara spp.
Dr. Caroline Audrey Kerr
School of Veterinary Science, the University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia
Interests: shelter medicine; animal welfare and behaviour
Dr. Shaun Khoo
University of Montreal
Interests: laboratory rodents; Euthanasia; housing; animal behaviour; enrichment; operant behaviour; classical conditioning; Refinement; research ethics; motivation.
Dr. Bożena Kiczorowska
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin Akademicka Street 13 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: animal nutrition, chemical and nutritive value evaluation of feeds and feed additives, digestibility of nutrients, animal health status, nutritional value of meat, milk, eggs
Dr. Bartosz Kierończyk
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland
Interests: Poultry Nutrition; Feed Additives; insects as food and feed; poultry GIT microbiota; exotic animals with emphasis to reptiles; companion animals nutrition
Dr. Minseok Kim
Department of Animal Science, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Interests: rumen microbiome; gastrointestinal microbiome; metagenomics; ruminant nutrition; Methane mitigation
Dr. Meagan King
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Interests: animal welfare, animal behaviour, dairy cow, precision technology, animal health
Professor Dariusz Kokoszyński
Department of Animal Breeding, UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: poultry; Waterfowl; game birds; genetic resources; commercial crossbreds; restricted feeding; meat quality; egg quality; growth performance; anatomical characteristics
Dr. Magdalena Kolenda
Uniwersytet Technologiczno - Przyrodniczy w Bydgoszczy, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: genetics; molecular biology; polymorphism; QTL; cattle; sheep; milking system; automatic milking system
Dr. Paweł Konieczka
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition Polish Academy of Sciences, Jabłonna, Poland (currently University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland) Department of Poultry Science, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland.
Interests: animal nutrition, immunomodulation, gut health, antioxidants, animal physiology, meat quality
Dr. Agnieszka Korwin-Kossakowska
Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Science in Jastrzebiec, Poland
Interests: Gene, gene splicing, healthy animals, production traits, cows mastitis, osteochondrosis of sport horses, animals feed, safety food, pig reproduction
Dr. Rachael Kreisler
Animal Health Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA
Interests: clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, feline medicine, geospatial information systems, GIS, shelter medicine, veterinary epidemiology, veterinary medicine
Professor Robert Kupczyński
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: animal model; cattle; Animal Behavior; animal welfare; Animal Physiology; animal nutrition; neonatal immunity, metabolic disorders in ruminants; milk and meat quality; anti-oxidative status
Dr. George P Laliotis
Department of Animal Science, Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Agricultural University of Athens
Interests: Animal Husbandry; genetic variation of animal populations; animal productive traits; gene technology; DNA polymorphisms; molecular physiology
Dr. Barbara Lamagna
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Napoli Federico II, 80137 Napoli, Italy
Interests: veterinary Ophthalmology, oncology and surgery
Dr. Lauren K. Landfried
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, 3437 Caroline St. Room 3076, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
Interests: sustainable food systems; human nutrition; animal welfare; Food Safety; public health; antibiotic resistance
Dr. Andrej Lavrenčič
Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Ljubljana
Interests: ruminant nutrition, rumen fermentation, rumen degradability, caecum fermentation (rabbits), feeds, feed conservation, wild animal nutrition (ruminants: roe deer and red deer)
Dr. Matthew Leach
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture Building (Room 7.17), Newcastle University, UK
Interests: Laboratory animal welfare, Companion animal welfare, Pain, Distress, Behaviour, Statistical analysis, Experimental design, Welfare benchmarking, Wildlife welfare
Professor Kyung-Woo Lee
Konkuk University, Department of Animal Science and Technology, South Korea
Interests: Nutrition; chicken (broiler and laying hens); coccidiosis; necrotic enteritis; Feed Additives
Dr. Austin Leeds
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States
Interests: animal welfare; Animal Behavior; socioendocrinology; zoo; primates; cognition
Professor Chuzhao Lei
Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling Shaanxi, 712100 China
Interests: cattle, horse, donkey,buffalo, mitochondrial DNA, genome analysis, SNP, CNV, evolution, genetic diversity, Y- chromosome, GWAS(genome-wide association study)
Dr. Zhongqiu Li
School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023, China
Interests: Animal behavior, Animal cognition, Wildlife conservation, Behavioral ecology, Ungulate, Crane, Tibet, Deer, Crow
Dr. Kat Littlewood
Massey University, New Zealand
Interests: Animal welfare, animal behaviour, veterinary ethics, animal euthanasia, end-of-life decision-making for animals, companion animals, owner-vet relationships, human-animal relationships, knowledge transfer, human behaviour change for animals
Dr. Jundi Liu
Department of Poultry Science University of Georgia
Interests: Animals Science, Poultry, Swine, Nutrition, Immunology, Ingredients evaluation, AGP alternatives, Butyrate, Mycotoxin
Dr. Sabrina Lomax
University of Sydney
Interests: behaviour, welfare, cattle, sheep, production, health, heat
Dr. Vagner Ricardo Lunge
Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Laboratório de Diagnóstico Molecular, Canoas, Brazil
Interests: Molecular Biology and Microbiology (Bacteriology and Virology) applied to animal production (poultry and swine)
Dr. Manuel Magalhães-Sant'Ana
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: animal ethics; veterinary ethics; animal law; animal welfare; education; professionalism; medical humanities; history of veterinary medicine
Dr. Sergio Magallanes
Department of Zoology, University of Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas s/n, 06006, Badajoz, Spain
Interests: Avian Malaria parasite, ecology of birds haemosporidios, host-parasite-vector, preen secretion and Uropygial gland
Dr. Roi Mandel
Behavioual Ecology Group, Section for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
Interests: animal welfare, cattle behaviour, behavioural needs, environmental enrichment, farm animal cognition
Dr. Diego Manriquez
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States
Interests: animal health; epidemiology; animal welfare; behaviour
Dr. Carmen Manuelian
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padova, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: small ruminants, cows, buffalo, feeding and performance, milk, dairy products, meat and processed products, pets (dogs and cats) nutrition and infrared technologies
Dr. Míriam Marcet-Rius
Research Institute in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology | IRSEA · Physiological and Behavioural Mechanisms of Adaptation Department
Interests: Pig's welfare Pig's behaviour Pig's welfare assessment Pig's emotions - Pig's husbandry
Dr. Chiara Marchina
Research technician at the Dept.Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry University of Padova
Interests: stable isotopes; environmental geochemistry; water; Geochemical tracers; Food traceability; climate change
Dr. Christina Marth
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; The University of Melbourne.
Interests: Reproduction, theriogenology, endometrium, inflammation, mucosal barrier, reproductive pathogens
Dr. Ana Martins-Bessa
Department of Veterinary Sciences, School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: andrology; reproductive medicine; assisted reproductive technology
Dr. Iván Mateos
University of León, Spain
Interests: Rumen fermentation
Dr. Amy McLean
UC Davis
Interests: Donkeys; MULES; hinnies; behavior; welfare
Dr. Krista McLennan
University of Chester UK
Interests: Lameness in sheep. Pain indicators of disease. Social behaviour in cattle. Production related welfare issues
Dr. Ellen Meijer
Behaviour and Welfare group, Department of Farm Animal Health, Utrecht University
Interests: Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animal Emotion, Animal Cognition, Lameness, Neurology, Veterinary Medicine (farm animal and companion animal), Gait Analysis, Pigs
Dr. Tiago Mendonça
Behavioral and Physiological Mechanisms of Adaptation Department, Research Institute in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology (IRSEA), 84400 Apt, France
Interests: horse; dog; cat; Physiology; behaviour; Biomechanics; veterinary medicine; welfare; Heart Rate Variability; emotions
Dr. Marco Meneguz
Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: insect farming and nutrition; In particular black soldier fly (Hermetia) farming
Dr. Katrina Merkies
University of Guelph
Interests: equine behaviour, welfare and management, equitation science
Dr. Younes Miar
Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Interests: Animal genetics and breeding, Animal genomics, quantitative genomics, mink genetics, livestock genomics and bioinformatics
Professor Piotr Micek
University of Agriculture in Kraków, Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Kraków, Poland
Interests: farm animal nutrition, nutritive value evaluation of feeds and feed additives, protein and lipid metabolism in ruminants, milk and meat quality with relation to feeding strategies, chemical analysis of feeds, in vivo and in vitro digestibility tests.
Dr. Rui Miguel Carracha Charneca
Universidade de Évora
Interests: pigs, reproductive traits, reproductive physiology, reproductive techniques, newborn piglet, piglet survival, weanling piglet, colostrum intake, colostrum production, colostrum composition, sow milk, local pig breeds
Dr. Kamyar Mogodiniyai Kasmaei
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7024, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
Interests: environmental microbiology; silage fermentation; plant fiber degradation; anaerobic degradation
Dr. Carla Molento
Animal Welfare Laboratory, Federal University of Paraná – Brazil
Interests: animal welfare; animal ethics; animal sentience; Animal Cognition; animal suffering; dog population management; farm animals; laboratory animals; positive welfare; welfare assessment
Dr. Riccardo Moretti
National Association of Cattle Breeders of Piedmontese Breed, Italy
Interests: animal welfare, animal genetics, heritability and genetic correlation, rumination, heat stress
Professor Kathleen Morgan
Wheaton College Norton MA 02766 USAalso Southwick's Zoo, 2 Southwick St., Mendon MA 01756 USA
Interests: stress; animal welfare; applied animal behavior science; applied behavior analysis; Animal Training; environmental enrichment; animals in captivity; Human-Animal Interaction
Professor Tarek Morsy
Department of Dairy Sciences, National Research Centre, 33 Buhouth St., Dokki, Giza, 12311, Egypt
Interests: Dairy animal production, Feed supplements, Ruminant nutrition, Small ruminant, adaptation to climate change, animals diversity, dairy farming, essential oil
Dr. Renata Muchacka
Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej, Kraków, Poland
Interests: animal welfare, animal production, animal nutrition, heat stress, oxidative stress, animal physiology, quality of animal products
Dr. Mahmoud Mohamed Naguib
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Microbiology-Immunology; Åke Lundkvist
Interests: Avian viruses, influenza, diagnostics, genetic evolution, viral-host interaction, disease prevention and control
Dr. Elena Nalon
Eurogroup for Animals, rue Ducale 29, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Interests: farmed animal welfare, pig welfare, dairy cattle welfare, EU animal welfare policy, EU animal welfare legislation, pain management, broiler welfare, laying hen welfare
Dr. Francisco Javier Navas González
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Córdoba, C5 Building -Gregor Mendel-Ground Floor, Rabanales University Campus 14071 Córdoba (Spain)
Interests: biostatistics; genetics; Conservation; behaviour; cognition; intelligence
Dr. Giovanni Niero
Department of Agronomy, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: lactation; milk; cow; goat; sheep; buffalo; Phenotypes; Modelling data; statistics; validation
Dr. Daniel M. Nogueira
Animal Productiuon and Reproduction, Embrapa Semiárido, BR 428, Km 152, Caixa Postal 23, CEP 56302-970, Petrolina, PE, Brazil
Interests: animal production; reproduction; transcervical artificial insemination; ovarian follicular dynamics; dairy goat production
Dr. Simona Normando
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: Veterinary; animal welfare, behavioural medicine
Dr. Chukwunonso Nzelu
University of Calgary
Interests: Parasitology, Entomology, Immunology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Genome, Infectious Diseases, Zoonosis, Molecular biology, Vector-borne diseases, Ecology.
Dr. Asahi Ogi
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: Dog behavior; Veterinary
Dr. Jose Oliveira-filho
São Paulo State University (Unesp), School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Botucatu, SP 18607400, Brazil
Interests: large animals; Internal Veterinary Medicine; molecular biology; genetic disease; dermatology; veterinary toxicology; Toxic Plants; gene expression; ruminants; horse
Dr. Sylwia Orczewska-Dudek
Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Poland
Interests: Animal Nutrition, Plant additives, antioxidants, organic animal production, animal physiology, meat quality
Dr. Agnieszka Orkusz
Department of Biotechnology and Food Analysis, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland
Interests: poultry, meat quality, food safety, edible insects, human nutrition
Dr. Christian Ortalda
Servizi Dermatologici Veterinari, Italy
Interests: small animal skin diseases
Dr. John Otto
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University1 Solander Drive, Townsville, Qld 4811 Australia
Interests: Nutrigenomic, Dairy science, Animal genetics, Nutrition, Production, Meat Science, Agriculture
Dr. Laura Ozella
Data Science Laboratory, Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation, Torino, Italy
Interests: analysis of animal welfare and behavior using non-invasive methods in domestic and exotic species; Animal Social Network; proximity sensors; global positioning system; animal social networks; infectious disease epidemiology
Dr. Rebecca Parkes
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Interests: Horse, biomechanics, lameness, sports medicine, rehabilitation, farriery, donkey, welfare
Dr. Rolando Pasquariello
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Milano, Italy
Interests: oocyte, oocyte maturation, IVM, mitochondria, microRNAs, embryo development, embryo culture
Professor Annamaria Passantino
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: animal welfare; animal protection; animal ethics; veterinary legislation; ophthalmology; companion animals; animal law
Dr. Sushil Paudyal
Texas A&M University
Interests: Dairy, Herd health, Epidemiology, Precision dairy technology, Mastitis
Professor Bruno De Araujo Penna
Professor of Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Biomedical Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense 101, Professor Hernani Melo St, Building E, lab 611, Niterói 24210-130, Brazil
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; Staphylococci virulence of animal origin
Dr. Meghann Pierdon
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania , New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Interests: Sow lameness, pig welfare, welfare in food animals, GIS and biosecurity
Dr. Agata Piestrzyńska-Kajtoch
Department of Genomics and Animal Molecular Biology, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Poland
Interests: Neurodegenerative Diseases; Prion Diseases; genetic disorders; gene expression and polymorphism; GWAS; molecular markers; mirna; parentage control and testing; genetic diversity; farm animals
Dr. Magdalena Pieszka
Department of Horse Breeding, Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural University, Al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
Interests: Mare milk; Growth and development of foals and puppies; Different types of usability of horses and dogs; horse breeding; Stress in working horses and dogs
Dr. Katarzyna Piórkowska
National Research Institute of Animal Production, Krakowska 1, Balice 32-083, Poland
Interests: meat Science; molecular genetics; next-generation sequencing; pituitary; hypothalamus; pig; chicken; hormonal regulation; RNA-seq
Dr. Alexandra Protopopova
University of British Columbia
Interests: Animal shelter, dog behaviour, dog training, dog welfare, behaviour analysis
Dr. Fedora Quattrocchi
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology | INGV · Section of Seismology and Tectonophysics
Interests: behaviour of animal before impending earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; eclipses; fluid geochemistry versus animal behavior; geological impacts on animals (i.e., trace metals, natural radioactivity, natural gases)
Dr. Emiliano Raffrenato
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Interests: dairy nutrition; feed characterization; forage quality; in vitro; ruminant nutrition; modelling; dairy cows
Dr. Anoosh Rakhshandeh
Texas Tech University
Interests: nutritional immunology; Monogastric (non-ruminant) digestive physiology; Swine Nutrition; Companion animal nutrition; Poultry Nutrition; Protein and amino acid nutrition; Nutrient utilization & feed efficiency
Dr. Mónica Ramírez‐Mella
National Council of Science and Technology—Postgraduate College Campus Campeche,Campeche 24450, Mexico
Interests: Ruminant nutrition, ruminal metabolism, milk and meat composition, greenhouse gases, feed evaluation, grazing system, feedlot system.
Professor Roberto Ramoni
Dipartimento Scienze Medico Veterinarie, Università di Parma, Via del taglio, 10, 43126 Parma, Italy
Interests: veterinary, animal biochemistry
Dr. Basilio Randazzo
Università degli Studi di Ancona · Department of Life and Environmental Sciences - DiSVA
Interests: acquaculture; zootechnics; histology; immunohistochemistry; inflammation; immune system; gut; fish; Aquafeed.
Dr. Hayley Randle
School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: behaviour; welfare; training; education
Dr. Martin Reifinger
Department for Pathobiology, Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Interests: Veterinary pathology, forensics, tumor histology, animal welfare, dating of wounds
Professor Christopher Riley
School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North 4470, New Zealand
Interests: infrared spectroscopy; biomarkers for immunoglobulins, milk, equine welfare and transportation, biomarkers for osteoarthritis, humoural and neonatal immunity, equine related injury, antimicrobial resistance
Dr. Chiara Rizzi
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment—University of Padova, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: poultry, biodiversity, egg quality, meat quality, game birds
Dr. Michal Rolinec
Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, 949 76 Nitra-Chrenová, Slovak Republic
Interests: animal nutrition, feed quality, feed additives, pig nutrition, sow, colostrum, antimicrobial resistance, intestinal microbiome
Dr. Holly Root-Gutteridge
School of Psychology, University of Sussex
Interests: Bioacoustics; Animal Cognition; animal voice
Professor Katarzyna Ropka-Molik
Department of Animal Molecular Biology, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Krakowska street 1, 31-083 Balice, Poland
Interests: animal genetics; genetic markers, quantitative traits; gene expression; NGS sequencing polymorphism; pig; horse; poultry; RNA-seq
Dr. Cesar Rosales Nieto
Facultad de Agronomia y Veterinaria. Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.
Interests: Animal production (sheep and goats) with an emphasis on extensive systems. Animal reproduction and endocrinology with an emphasis on puberty. Animal nutrition with an emphasis on growth performance and production
Dr. Paul Rose
Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, College of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of ExeterWashington Singer, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
Interests: bird; flamingo; welfare; animal behaviour; Zoology; ornithology; zoo biology; Animal Husbandry; zoo animal welfare
Dr. Maria Vilain Rørvang
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Biosystems and Technology, 23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Interests: cattle; horses; applied ethology; Sensory abilities; Animal Cognition; Social learning; animal welfare; motivation; Animal-adapted housing; Sustainable housing
Dr. Aleš Ruda
Department of Environmentalistics and Natural Resources, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, třída Generála Píky 2005/7, 613 00 Brno - Černá Pole, Czech Republic
Interests: Environmental Modeling; ecosystem services; applied geoinformatics
Dr. Elodie Ruelle
Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
Interests: modelling; Grass growth; soil nitrogen; Dairy cow intake; milk; BCS; decision support tool; grazing
Dr. Jemma Savaglia
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Adelaide
Interests: agricultural and veterinary sciences; animal behaviour; animal breeding; medical and health sciences; reproductive biology; respiratory diseases; respiratory system
Dr. Serena Savoca
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina Viale Ferdinando Stagno D'Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina (ME), Italy
Interests: marine ecology; plastic pollution in marine environment and marine organisms; aquaculture
Dr. Ewa Sell-Kubiak
Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Interests: quantitative genetics, animal genetics, breeding programs, pigs, reproduction traits, phenotypic variability, traits' variation, GWAS and post-GWAS
Dr. Arvind Sharma
School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Queensland, Australia
Interests: animal welfare; dairy cows; ruminants; dogs; equines; small and large animal medicine and surgery; diagnostic imaging; small and large animal anaesthesia
Dr. Trudy Sharpe
Department of Primary Industries
Interests: Wild animal welfare; Humane pest animal management; Animal welfare assessment; behavioural science; Human dimensions of wildlife management
Professor Fangxiong Shi
Nanjing Agricultural University
Interests: reproduction; Endocrine; cell signal; fertility; ovary; testis; development
Dr. Erasmia Sidiropoulou
Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, Veterinary science of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: Farm Animal Nutrition, Toxicity, Immunotoxicity, Food Chemistry and Ethnopharmacology issues
Dr. Panagiotis Simitzis
Department of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Faculty of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos, 118 55 Athens, Greece
Interests: ethology; Animal Behavior; animal breeding; meat quality; egg quality; milk quality; dietary supplements; antioxidants; oxidative stability
Dr. Bhupinder Singh
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Interests: animal biosafety; laboratory animals; veterinary medicine; clinical veterinary
Dr. Amit Sinha
New England Biolabs Inc., Ipswich, USA
Interests: parasitic and free-living nematodes;comparative and functional genomics of new nematode models; study of symbionts and microbiomes of parasites and vectors; analysis of NGS data (Illumina, PacBio, Nanopore​); RNA-Seq, whole-genome shotgun assembly; metagenomics
Ondrej Skor
Department for Companion Animals and Horses, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: oncology, lymphoma, leukemia, mast cell tumour, melanoma, histiocytic sarcoma
Professor Zbigniew Sobek
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland
Interests: population genetics, animal husbandry, breeding methods, breeding value assessment, computer systems, mathematical statistics
Dr. Evangelia N. Sossidou
Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Veterinary Research Institute, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: livestock production systems, animal health and welfare, animal behaviour, sustainability, one health, one welfare
Dr. Kelsey Spence
Pathobiology and Population Sciences, Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health, The Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK
Interests: infectious disease dynamics; Social network analysis; mathematical modelling; Biosecurity and infection control; risk perception; mixed methods
Professor Marina Spinu
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine -USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Department of Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine, Law and Ethics
Interests: welfare, immunity, habitat, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance/resistome, alternative therapies in animals
Dr. Svenja Springer
Unit of Ethics and Human-Animal Studies, Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: Veterinary Medical Ethics, Empirically Informed Veterinary Medical Ethics, Sociology of the Veterinary Profession, Clinical Ethics Consultant Services
Dr. Sylvia Afriyie Squire
CSIR - Animal Research Institute, P. O. Box AH 20, Achimota, GR, Ghana
Interests: parasitology, epidemiology, molecular parasitology, zoonosis, one health
Dr. Luděk Stádník
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 16500 Prague-Suchdol, Czech Republic
Interests: ruminant; cattle; milk; beef; health; reproduction; breeding; Selection; Feeding; Nutrition; technology; production quality
Dr. Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier
Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kollataja w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
Interests: equine genetics, equine husbandry, equine breeding, rna-seq, ngs, genetic diversity.
Dr. Judith Stella
Purdue University
Interests: welfare; behavior; companion animal; cat; dog; enrichment; Human-animal interactions
Dr. Birgit U. Stetina
Sigmund Freud Privatuniversitat Wien, 1 Department of Psychology, Vienna, Austria
Interests: Psychology
Dr. Anuraj Theradiyil Sukumaran
Poultry Science Department, Mississippi State University, MS State 39762, USA
Interests: pre- and post-harvest food safety of animal based foods; meat processing; public health
Dr. Jennifer Symons
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Portland, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Interests: horse, biomechanics, musculoskeletal, locomotion, modeling
Dr. Tomasz Szmatoła
University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Department of Molecular Biology of Animals, National Research Institute of Animal Production, ul Krakowska 1, 32-083 Balice, Cracow, Poland
Interests: Animal genomics, Bioinformatics, Data analysis
Dr. Tamara Tadich
University of Chile
Interests: Animal Husbandry; animal welfare; Husbandry
Dr. Katarzyna Tajchman
Department of Animal Ethology and Wildlife Management, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: wildlife management, wildlife vehicle collisions, deer farm management, wild animal behavior, deer farm behavior, deer breeding
Dr. Edson Talamini
UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Interests: bioeconomy, bioeconomics, agribusiness, sustainability, production systems, circular economy, smart agriculture
Dr. Andrea Talenti
The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
Interests: Ruminants, genomics, genetics, SNP, whole genome resequencing, assembly, selection signature
Dr. Saranika Talukder
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: Precision farming, Dairy cow, Animal welfare, Animal science, oxidative stress, milking order
Dr. Peta Taylor
Animal Welfare Science Centre, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: free-range, broiler chicken, laying hen, enrichment, welfare
Dr. Hein Min Tun
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Interests: gut health; microbiome; antimicrobial resistance; antibiotics; probiotics; prebiotics; system biology
Dr. Anna Tuśnio
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Jablonna, Poland
Interests: pigs, rats, chickens, gastrointestinal tract, large intestine, histology, microbial activity, nutrition, bioactive substances
Dr. Stefania Uccheddu
Vet Ethology, Leemveldstraat 44, 3090 Overijse, Belgium
Interests: welfare, companion animals, emotions, cognition, behavioural problems, behavioural medicine
Dr. Maulik Upadhyay
University of Munchen
Interests: SNPs, CNVs, cattle, demography, WGS analysis, admixture
Dr. Silvan Urfer
University of Washington Medicine Pathology
Interests: dogs; aging; geroscience; veterinary medicine; cognitive function; comparative medicine; epidemiology; animal ethics; animal welfare; statistical modeling
Dr. Jose Valdez
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Interests: amphibian, conservation, biodiversity, herpetology, behaviour, species interactions
Dr. Dominique Van Der Saag
Sydney school of veterinary science, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: Behaviour, Livestock, Pain, Physiology, Production, Stress, Welfare
Prof. Dr. Este Van Marle-Köster
Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Interests: Genomics applied to livestock, Genetic and phenotypic diversity, Selection signatures, Polled gene, Animal recording systems, Genetics and welfare traits, Dairy cattle, beef cattle
Dr. Nienke van Staaveren
University of Guelph
Interests: swine; poultry; welfare; behaviour; feather pecking; tail biting; housing; management; Meat Inspection
Dr. Francesco Vanni
CREA · Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy
Interests: • Sustainability • Ecosystem services • Agroecology • Urban–rural linkages • Farm multifunctionality and diversification • Farm entrepreneurship • Agri-environmental policy and planning • Urban and peri-urban agriculture • Agricultural and food policy • R
Dr. Francisco Gerardo Véliz Deras
Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University, Saltillo, Coahuila 25315, Mexico
Interests: endocrinology, small ruminants, animal reproduction, animal nutrition
Dr. Mario Veneziani
Department of Economics and Management, Università di Parma, Via J. F. Kennedy, 6 43125 Parma, Italy
Interests: consumer food preferences, agri-food sustainability, econometrics, Common Agricultural Policy impact assessment
Dr. Domenico Ventrella
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: veterinary sciences; veterinary medicine; animal models; Animal Physiology; pig reproduction; pig semen
Dr. Luca Villa
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via dell’Università 6, 26900 Lodi ,Italy
Interests: veterinary parasitology; protozoa; toxoplasma gondii; Neospora caninum; Besnoitia spp.; zoonosis; Food-borne Parasites; Domestic Ruminants; Equids
Dr. Angélica Villarruel-López
Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Interests: Synbiotics, probiotics, functional foods, poultry, and foodborne pathogens
Dr. Shelly Volsche
Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725-1511, USA
Interests: Evolution and ecology of human-animal interactions; cultural pressures and processes shaping and reshaping human-animal relationships (including pet "parenting"); comparative/evolutionary cognition and how our perceptions of other species' cognitive and emotional capacities shape our perceptions of their autonomy and value
Professor Eva Voslářová
Department of Animal Protection, Welfare and Behaviour, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: animal welfare and protection (mainly concerning farm and companion animals)
Dr. Diwakar Vyas
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
Interests: animal nutrition; ruminant nutrition; animal production
Dr. Shizhi Wang
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Interests: animal breeding; quantitative genetics; genetic evaluation; genomic selection; genetic variabiltiy; breeding strategy; economic value; breeding program; pig; pedigree dog
Dr. Harry Wels
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Interests: Wildlife Conservation; animal ethics; animal welfare; human-animal relationships; Animal policy
Dr. Edwin Westreicher-Kristen
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Interests: ruminant nutrition, dairy cows, feed evaluation, forage conservation, nitrogen metabolism, nutrients digestibility, ruminal protein degradability, in vitro assays, milk fatty acids
Dr. Peter White
Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia
Interests: Animal welfare, animal pain, analgesia, animal husbandry, cattle, sheep
Dr. Alexandra Whittaker
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy 5371, Australia
Interests: animal welfare; laboratory animals; animal law; affective state; affective bias
Dr. Ellen Williams
School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Southwell NG25 0QF, UK
Interests: elephants; animal welfare; Animal Behavior; zoo animals; social behavior; sleep behavior; Personality; Social network analysis
Dr. Jane Williams
Hartpury University, United Kingdom
Interests: equine; equestrian performance; equestrian training; Exercise Physiology; Equitation Science; epidemiology
Dr. Alison Wills
Animal Welfare Research Arena, Department of Animal andAgriculture, Hartpury University, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, UK
Interests: biomechanics, gait analysis, dogs, guinea pigs, exotic pets/exotics, welfare
Dr. Ines Windschnurer
Institute of Animal Welfare Science, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: animal welfare; behaviour; human-animal relationship; attitude; Husbandry; companion animals; cats; rabbits; ferrets; cattle; llamas; alpacas
Dr. Maciej Wójcik
The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Instytucka 3, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
Interests: growth hormone, hypothalamic - pituitary - somatotropic axis, animal breeding, fish physiology, aquatic toxicology and ecotoxicology
Dr. Saskia Wutke
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, POB 111, 80101, Joensuu, Finland
Interests: Evolutionary genetics, molecular phylogenetics and genomics of sawflies with special interest in pine sawflies
Dr. Halina Zaleski
Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Interests: Swine, production, management, welfare
Dr. YingJun Zhang
Institute of Grassland Science, China Agricultural University, China
Interests: grazing, forage, intake, diet composition, grassland, fatty acid, protein, alfalfa
Professor Zhe Zhang
South China Agricultural university
Interests: animal breeding; genetic parameter; breeding value; sequence; genomic prediction; genome wide association; quantitative genetics
Dr. Aijuan Zheng
Key Laboratory of Feed Biotechnology of Ministry of Agriculture, Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, People's Republic of China.
Interests: broiler chickens, gut health, probiotics, intestinal microbial communities, poultry proteome
Professor Natalia Zinovieva
L.K. Ernst Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandry, Podolsk, Moscow region 142132, Russia
Interests: livestock; animal genetics; genomics; Biodiversity
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