Animal Nutrition unit

 

Education

Prof. Geert Janssens is responsible for the course of Animal Nutrition in 3rd bachelor Veterinary Medicine. He also teaches the nutrition part within courses on production animals. In the new curriculum, he is also responsible for the course on Animal Production within the major Tropical Veterinary Medicine. Lectures will also be given within the new bachelor and masters (Poultry Health Sciences, Animal Health Sciences).

 

Research

This research unit embraces the principles of comparative animal nutrition. This means that similarities and differences across animal species are used to explain nutritional peculiarities in species.
The unit focuses on the effects of nutrition on nutrient metabolism. For that purpose, the unit involve domesticated as well as wild animals.
Our publications gives an impression of the specific research topics.

 

Services

We perform in vitro and in vivo nutrition studies for third parties, but also do nutritional analyses and advise veterinarians, individuals, companies and governments. Request can be addressed to nutrition@ugent.be.

 

Staff

An overview of our staff and their field of research.