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Scientific committee for animal nutrition

 

Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition
 

supporting the Food Safety Strategy of the Czech Republic

Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition (SCAN) was founded at the Research Institute of Animal Science (formely Research Institute of Animal Production) in 2002 in accordance with the Government Decree No. 1320/2001 on the Food safety strategy of the Czech Republic. The task of the Committee is to assess, on basis of scientific knowledge, health hazards of feeds and their components. This activity is an important part of the main activities of the Institute.
 

Chairman:
prof. Ing. Milan Marounek, DrSc., Institute of Animal Science

Vicechairman:
prof. MVDr. Ing. Pavel Suchý, CSc. University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

Members:
doc. Ing. Petr Homolka, CSc., Ph.D. Institute of Animal Science

Ing. Václav Kudrna, CSc. Institute of Animal Science

MVDr. Petr Mičan, Hustopeče u Brna

prof. RNDr. Lubomír Opletal, CSc. Charles University in Prague Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové

prof. Ing. Vojtěch Rada, CSc. Czech University of Life Science Prague

prof. Ing. Věra Skřivanová, CSc. Institute of Animal Science
prof. Ing. Eva Straková, Ph.D., University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
Ing. Bohumír Šimerda Delacon Biotechnic ČR

prof. Ing. Eva Tůmová, CSc. Czech University of Life Science Prague

Dr. Ing. Pavel Tvrzník Mikrop Čebín, a.s.

prof. Ing. Ladislav Zeman, CSc. Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry


Secretary:
Ing. Yvona Tyrolová Institute of Animal Science


The Committee members produce expert studies that respond to actual problems of feed production and animal nutrition. Studies submitted to the Committee must include all relevant findings that are known in scientific world. Some studies represent results of experimental work. Studies have to be written objectively and exotericly.

An important task of the Committee is to respond questions from the Coordinating Group for Food, and to expres opinions on actual problems concerning the safety of feedstuffs and various problems of animal nutrition.
Coordinating Group is the advisory body of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. The Committee is the advisory body of the Coordinating Group. The chairman of the Committee takes part in meetings of the Coordinating Group.

Committee processes data for approaches of the Czech Republic to documents of EFSA (European Food Safety Agency). The main EFSA mission is to offer independent scientific approaches to various food safety problems, and to ensure interconnection of national organizations of member states.
EFSA supplies relevant information to congressmen of European parliament.

Studies

2002

  • Creation of information database (for the last ten years).
  • Identification and evaluation of possible hazards associated with feedstuff safety and proposals for their resolution.
  • Allochtonous elements in feedstuffs and foods – analysis of the last period and prognosis to the next years.


2003

  • Possible substitutes of antibiotic growth enhancers in animal nutrition.
  • Flood consequences in feedstuff production and proposal of precaution.
  • Scientific opinion on the use of GMO in animal nutrition.
  • Compatibility of feedstuffs in relation with the ban on using meat and bone meal for animal feeding.
  • The use of trace elements in animal nutrition and its relationship to animal performance and to the environment.
  • Evaluation of situation in feedstuff production and in feedstuff stocking at agricultural farms.
  • Utilization of waste and secondary products in animal nutrition.


2004

  • Upgrading of feedstuffs is the condition of their safety and production efficiency
  • Harmful and toxic substances in feedstuffs of animal origin
  • Microbial hazard of feedstuffs
  • Utilization of feed additives with regard to feed safety and safety of the food chain
  • Incidence of the EU legislation on standards and legislation in the Czech Republic
  • Use of fytases in animal nutrition


2005

  • Mycotoxins: prevention of their synthesis and decontamination of feedstuffs.
  • Probiotics and prebiotics in animal nutrition.
  • New and potential additives to feedstuffs of natural origin.
  • Antiinvasive agents of natural origin as additives in feedstuffs.
  • Microelements in animal nutrition.
  • Ecologic agriculture – the source of safe feedstuffs and food.


2006

  • Toxic agents of natural origin (secondary metabolites of plants and fungi) in raw materials for production of feedstuffs and possibilities of their determination.
  • Nature and mechanism of action of antioxidants : significance in animal and human nutrition.
  • Nutrition and infective diseases of animals.
  • Coccidioses and histomoniases of poultry –their present importace and possibilities of their prevention.
  • Nutritive and dietetic value of domestic protein feedstuffs as alternatives of soya and soya products (Part I – seeds of the genus Lupinus).
  • Alternatives of feedstuffs of animal origin suitable for ruminants.
  • Natural toxins in animal nutrition.

2007

  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in animal products: relevance for animal nutrition and human health.
  • Use of lupin in nutrition of ruminants.
  • Flavanoids in animal nutrition.
  • Effect of housing and nutrition on quality of eggs and meat of poultry.
  • Risk assessment of undesirable substances in feedstuffs.
  • Enhancement of content of beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids in milk by animal nutrition.
  • Nutritive value of soybean sacharides with regard to non-ruminants.
  • Nutritive and dietetic value of domestic protein feeds as alternatives to soybean and soybean products. (Part II Rapeseed and rapeseed products).
  • Nutritive and dietetic value of domestic protein feeds as alternatives to soybean and soybean products. (Part III Amaranth and amaranth products).
  • Utilization of secondary products originating from bioethanol production.
  • Effect of feeding of dairy cows on amount and quality of milk fat.

2008

  • Introduction to problems of relation between animal health and animal nutrition.
  • Natural agents and their biological activity. 1. Agents that potentially influence pig reproduction.
  • Importance of beef in the food chain. Dietary effects on fatty acids profile in beef.
  • Effect of mycotoxins on animal health (Review).
  • Quality of plant oils, their effect on animal health and quality of animal products.
  • Natural products and their biological activity. 2. Antinutritional and toxic compounds in feeds (Figure atlas).

2009

  • Natural products and their biological activity. 3. Plant metabolites usable for amelioration of quality of animal products.
  • Products with biological activity usable in bee nutrition.
  • Silages and animal health.
  • Effect of crude protein content on quantity and quality of milk protein and dairy cows health.
  • Nutritional value of Czech proteinaceous feeds as alternatives to soya and soya products: Part IV, pea.
  • Nutritional value of Czech proteinaceous feeds as alternatives to soya and soya products: Part V, beans.

2010

  • Effect of structural carbohydrates on rumen fermentation, animal health and meat quality.
  • Natural products and their biological activity. 4. Phytoestrogens, their presence in the feed (food) chain, positive and negative effects.
  • Up-dating of prescripts and knowledge in the field of supplements.
  • Silage inoculants.
  • Enzymes in animal nutrition.

2011

  • New information on the use of Lupinus seeds in animal and human nutrition.

2012

  • Plants containing antinutritive and toxic compounds present in pasture.
  • Organic agriculture – production of safe feeds.
  • Transformation of mycotoxins by intestinal microorganisms.

2013

  • Biogas producing plants from the side of animal nutrition.
  • Natural products and their biological activity. 5. Effect of plant secondary metabolites on methanogenesis and microorganisms of ruminants.

2014

  • Effect of nutrition on occurrence of bacterial pathogens in poultry meat.