Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory

Work on three different components: research, teaching, and external services.

Team

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Head

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Contacts

Laboratório de Nutrição e Metabolismo, MED
Universidade de Évora - Pólo da Mitra
Apartado 94
7006-554 Évora, Portugal

Research

The laboratory develops its activity in several research lines, namely:Study of the feed component of extensive animal production systems;

The use of markers for estimation of intake and digestibility in grazing animals;

Use of in vitro analytical techniques to estimate the nutritional value of feeds;

Study of anti-nutritional factors in feeds;

Study of lipid metabolism and cholesterol metabolism in monogastric animal models and evaluation of its effect on meat and meat products quality.

Services

The laboratory provides support to farmers and companies in the sector of nutrition and livestock rearing, through the realization of physicochemical analyses to feeds (pasture, forage, hay, silages, cereals, mixes, by-products), as well as in technical advice-consult.

Teaching

The laboratory supports the practical component of different subjects within the degree in Animal Science and technology, the master's degree in Veterinary medicine and the master's degree in Zootechnics. Furthermore, the laboratory supports training programmes, MSc and PhD thesis.