Nutritional Physiology and Animal Product Quality
|Department manager||Skřivanová Věra, Prof. Ing., CSc.|
|Parent department||Deputy Director of Research|
POULTRY NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY
The goal is to obtain relevant results in the field of poultry nutrition and egg and meat quality.
The current research of the team is concerned especially with antioxidants, vitamins, carotenoids, minerals and fatty acids. The aim of the experiments is to increase the nutrient content in poultry meat and eggs, to increase oxidative stability of farm products while maintaining good health and welfare of the animals and to eliminate the negative impacts of poultry production on the environment. We expanded research to include the monitoring and possibilities of improving the quality of meat from pasture fed chickens and the quality of eggs from hens kept in the free range system
The research focuses on the microbiological aspects of farm animal GI tract.
We research the dynamics of the gastrointestinal tract microbiota using the methods of molecular biology. Conventional culture techniques are used routinely.
The antibacterial effects of bioactive compounds are monitored during in vitro experiments on model organisms. Attention is also paid to studying the synergic effects of individual substances or the cross resistance to antibacterial agents and we monitor also other characteristics of the external environment and their influence on the gastrointestinal tract microbiota. We study substances with prebiotic effects and their impact on health, performance and microbiological profile of the individual.
The goal is to provide high quality support to research.
The results are used for scientific publications, certified methods, utility models and patents associated with individual IAS projects and grants.
NUTRITION AND EXPERIMENTAL BREEDING OF BROILER RABBITS
The goal is to combine the demands of rabbits, breeder economics and demands of modern consumers on quality.
The main activity is finding new strategies of nutrition and feeding of broiler rabbits (adequate milk production and constitution of mother’s milk, high viability of growing animals).
RESEARCH USING LABORATORY RODENTS
The goal is to discover better possibilities for reducing cholesterolemia and fat absorption.
This research assumes experiments on laboratory rodents in whose diet the contents of cholesterol and fat are increased. Currently we are working on the inhibition of intestinal absorption of sterols by hydrophobically modified polysaccharides.
|Čermák Ladislav, Mgr., Ph.D.||Scientist|
|Englmaierová Michaela, Ing., Ph.D.||Scientist|
|Marounek Milan, Prof. Ing., DrSc.||Scientist|
|Skřivan Miloš, Prof. Ing., DrSc.||Scientist|
|Skřivanová Eva, prof. MVDr., Ph.D.||Scientist|
|Skřivanová Věra, Prof. Ing., CSc.||Scientist|
|Taubner Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D.||Scientist|
|Volek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D.||Scientist|
|Dušková Dagmar, Ing.||Research assistant|
|Kudrnová Elena, Ing.||Research assistant|
|Laloučková Klára, Ing.||Research assistant|
|Malá Lucie, Ing.||Research assistant|
|Růnová Kateřina, Ing.||Research assistant|
|Vít Tomáš, Ing.||Research assistant|
The following groups are involved in the department:Poultry Nutrition Physiology
Nutrition and Experimental Breeding of Broiler Rabbits
Research Using Laboratory Rodents
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