The Animal Physiology and Behaviour team was created in 2018. The research activity of the team is focused on the links between physiological and behavioural patterns in wild and domestic species, with a special interest on mammals, including:
- Feeding ecology, diet selection, and digestive efficiency;
- Development of secondary sexual traits, like horns or antlers;
- Reproductive behaviour, milk production and composition, and suckling behaviour;
- Social structures, animal communication, and physiological effects of animal welfare and husbandry practices;
- Haematology, and biochemical and hormonal profiles;
- Food safety, meat production and quality;
- Metabolic, infectious and foodborne diseases (zoonoses), parasitological monitoring of livestock and wild species.
Currently, our team is conducting research projects worldwide, with preference to tropical and subtropical areas, including Czech Republic, Ecuador, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, and Uruguay.
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