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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: “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 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.
Erasmus+ KA107 Flow responsible with Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Kasetsart University (Thailand).
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 2 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 over 300 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. Organic rabbit farming, organic egg production. 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): 94 articles,1176 citations, h index 19.

Research areas
Research topics:
1. Ante- peri- and post-mortem factors that affect behaviour, welfare, live performances, meat quality and shelf life in poultry, rabbit, fish species as well as hens' egg quality.
2. Use of insects in animal feeding.
3. Study of poultry muscle myopathies.
4. Use of herbs and spices in poultry and rabbit feeding.

234. Szendrő K., Szendrő Zs., Matics Zs., Dalle Zotte A., Odermatt M., Radnai I., Gerencsér Zs. (2014). Effect of genotype, housing system and hay supplementation on performance and ear lesions of growing rabbits. Livestock Science. 174, 105-112. Accepted December 2014. IF: 1.100 (2014) Q2

244. Cardinali R., Cullere M., Dal Bosco A., Mugnai C., Ruggeri S., Mattioli S., Castellini C., Trabalza Marinucci M., Dalle Zotte A. (2015). Oregano, Rosemary and Vitamin E dietary supplementation in growing rabbits: effect on growth performance, carcass traits, bone development and meat chemical composition. Livestock Science. 175, 83-89. Accepted December 2014. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2015.01.008. IF: 1.100 (2014) Q2

255. Dalle Zotte A., Szendrő K., Gerencsér Zs., Szendrő Zs., Cullere M., Odermatt M., Radnai I., Matics Zs. (2015). Effect of genotype, housing system and hay supplementation on carcass traits and meat quality of growing rabbits. Meat Science. 110, 126–134. doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.07.012. (2014) Q1

256. Dalle Zotte A., Tasoniero G., Russo E., Longoni C., Cecchinato M. (2015). Impact of coccidiosis control program and feeding plan on white striping prevalence and severity degree on broiler breast fillets evaluated at three growing ages. Poultry Science. 94, 2114-2123. (2014) Q1

261. Kachlek M., Szabó-Fodor J., Bonai A., Bors I., Celia C., Gerencsér Zs., Matics Zs., Szendrő Zs., Dalle Zotte A., Kovács M. (2015). Assessing the possible interaction between Carduus marianus and dietary deoxynivalenol on caecal microbiota and fermentation of growing rabbits. Poljoprivreda/Agriculture. 21(1) Supplement 44, 186-189. ISSN: 1848-8080 DOI: 10.18047

262. Dalle Zotte A., Andrighetto I., Giaccone V., Marchesini G. (2015). Dietary enrichment of n-3 PUFA for laying hens: effect of different sources on production, composition and quality of eggs. Animal Science Papers and Reports. 33(4), 411-424. (2014) Q3

263. Awde S., Marty-Gasset N., Sandri G., Dalle Zotte A., Rémignon H. (2015). Effect of different chilling rates on the quality parameters of mule duck fatty liver. Poultry Science. online October 15, 2015 doi:10.3382/ps/pev300, 94, 3015-3024. (2014) Q1

265. Concollato A., Parisi G., Masoero G., Romvàri R., Olsen R.E., Dalle Zotte A. (2016). Carbon monoxide stunning of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) modifies rigor mortis and sensory traits as revealed by instrumental analyses. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Q1 (Agriculture),(2014) online November 2015

266. Kovács M., Tuboly T., Mézes M., Balogh K., Gerencsér Zs., Matics Zs., Dal Bosco A., Szendrő Zs., Tornyos G., Hafner D., Milisits G., Balogh-Zándoki E., Dalle Zotte A. (2016). Effect of dietary supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris) on serum biochemistry, immune response and antioxidant status of rabbits. Annals of Animal Science. 16(1), 181-195. doi: 10.1515/aoas-2015-0059 (2014) Q3

267. Celia C., Cullere M., Gerencsér Zs., Matics Zs., Tasoniero G., Dal Bosco A., Giaccone V., Szendrő Zs., Dalle Zotte A. (2016). Effect of pre- and post-weaning dietary supplementation with Digestarom® herbal formulation on rabbit carcass traits and meat quality. Meat Science. 118, 89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.03.022 (2014) Q1

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 57834B457E2DB0980BD1D21758AC2FDB.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
MV0991 COMMON AVP7082277 8 3rd Year (2019/20) First
AG0065 COMMON AVP3050239 8 1st Year (2019/20) First