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Structure Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
Telephone 0498272640
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector AGR/20 - ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
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Proposals for thesis
1. Dietary supplementation of herbs and spices to rabbits

Curriculum Vitae
2015: Full Professor
2006: Associate Professor
1994: Researcher
2011: “Doctor Honoris Causa” honorary degree, Kaposvàr University (H)
1994/95: Post-doctoral grant by INRA, Toulouse (F)
1994: PhD in Animal Sciences

Teaching: “Alimentazione Animali Acquatici”; “Valutazione qualità dei prodotti di origine animale”; “Zoocolture”; “Agricoltura e Produzioni II”; “Biologia Animale”; “Sensory Evaluation of food and food products”; “Meat Science & Technology”; “Avicoltura e Coniglicoltura". Traineeship activity in "Poultry farming" forwarded to 3rd year Vet. Med. students.
Supervisor of 32 MSc thesis (16 Erasmus); co-supervisor of 10 MSc thesis and 6 traineeship projects (2 Erasmus and 1 from Chihuahua Univ., MEX). Offered 7 lectures in France (ENSAT), 2 in Argentina (FAUBA), 1 in Hungary (Kaposvàr Univ), and 1 in Belgium (Gent Univ) to MSc students.
Academic member of the Doctoral School of Animal Science of Kaposvàr Univ. (H) since 2013. Supervisor of 2 PhD and 2 post-doc grants, co-supervisor of 4 PhD and of 4 post-doc grants.
Since 2015 she is Erasmus+ Flow responsible of 1 bilateral Agreement with Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
1996-2015: Erasmus Flow responsible of 12 Bilateral Agreements with Agriculture and 2 with Vet. Med. Schools.
2012-2015: Coordinator of the International Activities Commission of the MAPS Dept.
2013-2015: Vice-coordinator of the Erasmus Commission for the Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine (A&VM) School. Delegate for the A&VM School at the Erasmus Commission of Padova Univ.
Supervised: 1 MSc student (6 mo.) and 1 technician (1 mo.) from Stellenbosch Univ. (COOPERLINK 2010), 1 post-doc candidates from Philippines (10 mo., Erasmus Mundus EMMA 2010) and from Egypt (6 mo., EM Action 2 ALFIHRI - 2011).
Managed the 3-month teaching activity of a Visiting Professor (L.C. Hoffman) funded by CARIPARO, and 1 6-month Visiting Professor (A. Renteria Monterrubuio) funded by Padova University.
Co-funded 3 one-month Visiting Scientist grants: E. Puolanne (Helsinki Univ.), J.W. Savell (Texas A&M Univ.), Zs. Szendrö (Kaposvàr Univ.). Managed 1 three-week visiting scientist: M.Y. Miah (Bangladesh Univ.).
2004: award “Premio Piccoli” for research activity (yrs 2003-2004) in Animal Sciences field. 2007: “Regional Award for Innovation 2007”.
The scientific activity is proved by 267 publications in scientific journals and national and international congresses. Main research topics: effect of rabbit feeding, nutrition, housing systems, genetics, and technological factors on rabbit welfare, performance, meat quality. Study of metabolic and contractile properties of rabbit and poultry muscle fibres. Organic rabbit farming, organic egg production. Study of the outdoor rabbit farming with slow-growing breeds. Use of dietary tannins, vitamin E, spirulina, herbs and spices, linseed, on rabbits health, live performances and meat quality. Formulation of petfoods for dwarf rabbits, guinea pigs, hamster and chinchilla. Designing functional foods of animal origin: ripened salami from ostrich meat, Rooibos tea leaves on ostrich salami and on rabbit meat, liquorice powder on rabbit meat, kiwi pulp, lemon juice and olive leaves extract on chicken meat, to test their antioxidant/antimicrobial effect. Use of CO gas to stun fish and effects on welfare, shelf life, fillets quality and sensory analysis. Use of the NIRS technology to estimate growth performance, meat quality in rabbit, duck, hen, fish, and to discriminate genetic origin, rearing system and stunning methods in fish. Study of the appearance of white striping and wooden breast defects on chicken meats. The use of insect oil and insect meal for rabbit and poultry feeding.
Invited speaker in 13 International congresses.
Scopus info (Author ID: 6603007504): 71 articles,746 citations, h index: 15.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
Current A.Y. 2017/18
8 3rd Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
Current A.Y. 2017/18
8 1st Year First