Area 1 (‘Economy’): Improve the productivity, resilience and competitiveness of European Animal Production
The cooperation interest is on the optimization of assisted reproductive technologies application in farm animals. Application of innovative methods to increase the production and decrease hormonal treatments. Use of new technologies at the field level to optimize the animal resource needs and develop easy and useful reproductive management tools and models.
The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike.
The proposing structure for this project is Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health.
The mission of the Department is to maintain high-quality veterinary care for both pets and farmed animals, together with constant improvement and upgrading of the theoretical and practical knowledge of veterinarians, working as clinicians as well as experts in animal husbandry, food science and public health.
Veterinarians play an essential role in our society: they not only care for animals, but also work to protect human health from the threat of diseases transmitted by live animals, and to control the quality and safety of animal foodstuffs. The Department also has a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a very important tool for providing good care for animal patients and also for training veterinary students and encouraging clinical research in pet medicine.