Veterinary and animal science

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Science and Technology
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Medicina veterinaria - Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
PhD Coordinator
The objectives of this programme are:
1. to coordinate third cycle learning activities for all disciplines related to Veterinary Sciences and Animal Productions;
2. to provide the opportunity for scientific and cultural development of young graduates in disciplines that belong to this sector by developing advanced research programmes and providing specialised teaching programmes;
3. to use the network of current collaborations and agreements between proponent teaching staff and industry and enterprise in the above sectors;
4. to exploit the many active partnerships with leading Italian and international research institutions to acquire authority and multidisciplinarity for the development of new and more functional partnerships;
5. to promote internationalisation by involving foreign scholars and students in organised research and training activities.
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Dipartimento di Medicina veterinaria - Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
Title Professor(s)
Omic approaches for understanding, detecting and controlling dairy ruminant mastitis
Nutritional additives to improve health and performance in farm animals and application of non-invasive biomarkers as new metabolic and efficiency indexes.
Presence of drugs and novel and emerging contaminants in farm and game animals; characterization of the risk for the consumers.
Animal genetic resources – selection signatures and genomic variability in livestock populations
Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma as a treatment for bovine hock lesions
Use of clinical and population pharmacokinetics to identify and suggest new therapeutic approaches in companion and farm animal practice
In vitro assessment of immunomodulatory activity of bioactive molecules on livestock immune related cells
Emerging contaminants in food of animal origin: mapping of their presence through different food chains aimed to food safety evaluation
Immune responses in canine cancer
Evaluation of pollutants in and from animal farms, the concept of new ultrafine particle formation (NUPF).
Placental progenitor cells and their derived acellular products for regenerative treatments to reverse ovarian failure in large animal models
Basic science for tissue engineering in veterinary orthopaedic research
New perspective in diagnosis and management of the equine palmar foot pain syndrome
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – Understanding the impact of early maternal nutrient restriction or excess in cattle progeny using in vitro models of the peri-conception period
Investigating consumers demand for wild forest products
Ocular surface diseases in dogs and cats: new insights in the pathogenesis and emerging therapeutics
Aldosterone monitoring in dogs with mitral valve disease: could be a useful tool for optimize cardiac therapy?
Dissecting the factors and mechanisms controlling cell division during early embryogenesis
Genomic discovery and screening of complex traits in domestic animals
Insights and challenges into canine and feline parturition
New insights in BRD diagnostic method to reduce unnecessary antibiotic treatment.
Anaesthesiology and chronic pain management in animal
Digital morphometric analysis of skin biopsies for the diagnostic standardization of non-inflammatory cutaneous disorders in dogs
Functional and innovative feed additives for antibiotics reduction in pig nutrition.
Functional nutrition and animal health
Opportunistic infections of the laboratory mouse as a models for human immunodeficiency-driven diseases.
Daily and seasonal trends analysis of electricity use on conventional and automatic milking dairy farms
Integrated omics approaches to understand complex diseases: shock, cancer and metabolic disorders
Allostasis in dogs: maternal HPA-axis activation during pregnancy and neonatal outcome
Saliva as a non-invasive tool to study the working dogs physiology and welfare

Courses list

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Cell and Tissue Culture: From Basic Principles to Advanced Technologies 3 18 English
Digital imaging and image integrity in scientific publication 3 18 English
Statistics for veterinary and animal science -2 3 18 English
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Pathology of laboratory animals 2 12 English
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Empirical Surveys and Causal Experiments in Consumer Research 3 18 English
The animal microbiome: basic concepts and implications for veterinary medicine and animal productions 3 18 English
The future of mesenchymal stem cells: lessons from the past and interpretations of the present 3 18 English
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Non-invasive biomarkes for the future research designs 2 16 English
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Statistics for veterinary and animal science -1 4 24 English
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Role of the multimodal imaging modalities in the pre-clinical animal model research 2 12 English