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Master in Animal Production – Lineof Research

The Master in Animal Production at UFMG is structured in three lines of research:

 

Animal Breeding and Management

The works developed in this line of research aim to characterize and evaluate the sanitary and reproductive managements as well as the animal welfare in semi-arid conditions. Therefore, it involves studies related to:

– Practices of disease control, reproduction and genetic improvement considering the biological and biotechnological potential of native species;

– Practices of management and strategic control to reduce the environmental impact and to obtain better quality animal products;

– Use of co-products from the Cerrado of northern Minas Geraisin the feeding, health and animal welfare;

 

 

Animal Nutrition and Feeding

The works developed in this line aim to evaluate the effect of animal feeding systems on their performance. Therefore, it involves studies related to:

– Use of semi-arid products in animal feeding;

– Evaluation of grass species, pasture management systems and agrosilvopastoral systems in the semiarid region;

– Evaluation of alternative production systems for non-ruminants and ruminants in the semiarid region;

– Conservation alternatives of products for feeding;

– Searching for new forage species and nutrients source;

– Evaluation of the health, performance and welfare of animals submitted to new feeding systems.

 

 

Quality of animal-source foods

The works carried out in this line aim to evaluate the quality of animal-source foods produced in semi-arid conditions, determining the related risk factors besides developing and improving the technologies applied in their production. Therefore, it involves studies related to:

– Analysis of the physical-chemical composition and the microbiological and sensory properties of foods produced by animals submitted to different nutritional and health treatments;

– Analysis of the animal production stages under semi-arid conditions;

– Use of molecules from the Cerrado of Northern Minas Gerais to improve the quality of animal-source products.