Národný koordinátor
programu HORIZONT 2020

National Agricultural and Food Center – Research Institute of Animal Production Nitra, Institute of Nutrition,Address: Hlohovecká 2, 95141 Lužianky, Slovakia

Partner

  • Description of the expertise offered
    Principal activity of our Laboratory is nutrition and physiology of digestion of monogastric animals, but we have long term experiences with pigs as an animal model for human nutrition research. We use intact and cannulated (mono or poly-cannulated) pigs in our projects. Surgically prepared cannulated pigs are very good animal model for studying the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors on changes in GIT and give possibility of taking samples from any parts of GIT or inserting compounds, including therapeutic agents, into a specific region of the gastrointestinal tract. These observations can be supported by analyzes of biological samples (various parameters from blood, urine, faeces, digesta…etc.) Topics for cooperation: Evaluation of the nutritive value of feeds and foods Protein quality evaluation of foods (DIAAS) Total tract digestibility of nutrients Apparent ileal digestibility of nutrients Standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids Estimation of basal endogenous amino acid losses N retention Effect of various additives on nutrient digestibility and retention Nutritional means to reduce ammonia emission Evaluation the effect of additives (probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, botanical additives, etc.) Study of production volatile fatty acids in GIT Determining the disappearance or synthesis of nutrients Changes of microbial population in GIT Study of antibiotic resistance, etc.
  • Potential Contribution to the Project Proposal
    • Innovation
    • Research development
  • Relevant work programme
    • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
    • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research
    • Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • Former participation in FP or other international cooperation projects
    Project title: CEC Animal Science - Support to Animal Science Organisation from Central Europe Candidate Countries, project of 6th FPP No.: FOOD-CT-2003-506087 Period: 02/2004 – 12/2005 Project title: SILEGENEQUA - Efficient utilisation of forage maize by dairy Cattle, (5th FP EU) No.: QLK5-CT-2001-01262 Period: 06/2001-05/2006 Project title: ANIMAGRES-INTEGR–Orientation of Animal Agricultural Research towards Sustainable Rural Development and the Integration of Reserarch within Europe, (5th FP EU) No.: QLAM-2001-00444 Period: 09/2001-12/2005 Project title: CEC Animal Science - Support to Animal Science Organisation from Central Europe Candidate Countries, (6th FP EU) No.: FOOD-CT-2003-506087 Period: 02/2004 – 12/2005 Project title: PIGCAS - Attitudes, practices and state of the art regarding piglet castration in Europe, (6th FP EU) No.: 043969 Period: 01/2007-12/2008 Project title: YOUNG– TRAIN Training and Mentoring early career scientists from candidate, associated and Mediterranean countries in a whole food chain approach to quality and safety, (6th FP EU) No.: 016101 Period: 09/2005 – 08/2008 Project title: EU AGRI MAPPING Mapping and foresight of agricultural and food research capacity, (6th FP EU) No: 022801 (SSPE) Period: 01/2006 – 02/2008 Project title: OPTISCORE – Applying new electronic sensors to create animal condition scoring protocols for the automated measurement of health and welfare traits for use in sustainable organic dairy cow breeding programmes, (6th FP EU) No: MTKI-CT-2005-029863 Period: 08/2006- 07/2010 Project title: REDNEX – Innovative and Practical Management Approaches to Reduce Nitrogen Excretion by Ruminants, (7th FP EU) No: 211606 Project title: Praecaecale Verdaulichkeit von Aminosäuren in Futtermitteln für Schweine Period: 2003-2006 Partner: Institut für Tierernährung der Bundesfor-schungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Braunschweig, SRN Project title: Effect of microbial phytase on apparent ileal amino acid digestibility of phosphorus - adequate diets in growing pigs Period: 2005-2006 Partner: Animal Nutrition and Health R&D, DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland Project title: Evaluation of the long -term effect of benzoic acidsupplementation of pig diets on pH and hippuric acid concentration in urine Period: 2005-2006 Partner: Animal Nutrition and Health R&D, DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland Project title: Einfluss von DIGESTAROM® 1310 auf die Milchqualität bei Sauen und Qualität des Wurfes Period: 2007-2009 Partner : Micro-plus Konzentrate GMBH, Am Güterbahnhof 7, D-37627, Stadtoldendorf, Germany Project title: Evaluation of the effect of microbial phytase (RONOZYME NP) on the nutrient digestibility in growing pigs Period: 2007-2009 Partner : Animal Nutrition and Health R&D, DSM Nutritional Products, Basel, Switzerland Project title: Comparison of the bioavailability of the organic and inorganic trace elements in pigs Period: 2009 - 2010 Partner : Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG, Heinz Lohmann Str. 4, D-27472 Cuxhaven, Germany Project title: Einfluss der Proteinquelle auf die intestinale Mukosaentwicklung beim jungen Wiederkäuer Period: 2006 – 2009 Partner: Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, SRN Project title: Vorkommen, Regulation und transportphysiologische Bedeutung einer vakuolären H-ATPase im Pansenepithel von Schaf und Rind Period: 2007 – 2009 Partner: Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, SRN Project title: Functional and morphological development of the digestive tract of small ruminants Period: 2004 – 2009 Partner: Forschungsinstitut für die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, Dummerstorf, SRN Project title: Determination of the optimal ratio of amino acids for growing pigs fed low protein diets Period: 2011-2012 Partner : Evonik Degussa GmbH, Rodenbacher Chaussee 4, Postfach 1345,D-63403 Hanau, Germany Project title: The apparent and true ileal digestibility of amino acids in the basal diet in study of leucine and tryptophan interactions Period: 2011-2012 Partner : Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG, Heinz Lohmann Str. 4, D27472 Cuxhaven, Germany No: 10/99 Project title: „Untersuchungen zur Muskelphysiologie und Stressanfähigkeit beim Schwein mit Hilfe der MR-Spektroskopie“ Period: 2003-2006 Project title: AGRI-2006-0266 An integrated network of decentralized country biodiversity and genebank databases No: 870/2004 Period: 01/2007 – 02/2010 Project title: NAS-EUPIGCLASS – Standardisation of pig carcass classification in the EU through improved statistical procedures and new technological developments No: G6RF-CT 1999-00127 Period: 12/2001-12/2003
  • Organisation and country
    National Agricultural and Food Center - Research Institute of Animal Production Nitra, Institute of Nutrition,Address: Hlohovecká 2, 95141 Lužianky, Slovakia
  • Type of organisation
    • Research institute
  • Web address

    www.nppc.sk www.cvzv.sk

  • Description of the organisation
    The National Agricultural and Food Center focuses on comprehensive research and gathering of knowledge in the sustainable use and protection of natural resources, especially soil and water resources for crop production and animal husbandry, quality and safety, innovation and competitiveness of food and non-food products of agricultural origin, productive and non-productive impact of agriculture on the environment and rural development and the transfer of knowledge from agricultural and food research to end users. Research Institute of Animal Production Nitra is a one of several scientific institutes of the National Agricultural and Food Center The main purpose of the institute is to find complex scientific and research solutions of problems in the sphere of biology and breeding farm animals in form of goal oriented fundamental and applied research up to the verification of realization in the user’s sphere. The basic objective and subject of activity is the scientific and research work and special extension in the sphere of breeding farm animals. The centre is a complex integrated workplace of the departmental research basis in Slovakia in the sphere of zootechnics. Within the framework of the scientific and research activities of the centre there are applied and developed the following disciplines: genetics, biochemistry, embryology, ethology, applied mathematical statistics, economy. The main objective of the centre is to solve the tasks of science and technical development for the branch of animal production, mainly in the sphere of breeding, nutrition and feeding, conservation and treatment of feeds, biotechnology, reproduction, ethology, technology and ecologization of husbandry, biology and technique of breeding farm animals, quality of meat, milk, wool, economy of breeding and production in animals. Further activity of the centre is aimed at the creation of scientific programmes, concepts and prognoses in the sphere of animal production, expertise and extension work as well as education of scientific and professional workers. Further tasks of the centre are first of all: processing of scientific and research knowledge into integrated bases for their utilization in practice, and participation in their realization, conceptualizing, analytical-prognostic and expert activities within the mission and range of commission, systematic observation of scientific and technical progress at home and abroad and its utilization in scientific and research as well as realization activities, concern about scientific and professional education of own employees as well as employees of other organizations, participation in pedagogical activities of universities as well as within postgraduate education of employees of the department within the framework of the purpose of the centre, publication of scientific and professional works in institutional, native and foreign periodicals, collected papers and other publications, organization of native and international scientific and professional events, support of close scientific and research cooperation with scientific and research basis in the SK, universities and agricultural enterprises as well as development of international scientific and technical cooperation, publication of scientific and research as well as professional periodical and non-periodical publications dealing with the subject of activity, special extension activity for the decision-making sphere, for legal and natural persons in the entrepreneurial sphere, as well as for biological and technical services within the subject of activity.
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  • Organisation details
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    • Research institute
    • SME
  • Target Partner Country
    • Any Country
  • Contact person
    Soňa Nitrayová
  • Telephone
    00421 37 6546 340
  • E-mail
    nitrayova@vuzv.sk
  • Country
    Slovakia