Veterinary and Animal Science

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2021/2022
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.
Tutte le classi di laurea magistrale - All classes of master's degree
Dipartimento di Medicina veterinaria - Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
Title Professor(s)
Environmental contaminants in farm and wild animals; characterization of the risk for the consumers.
Animal genetic resources – Genomic variability and association analysis with economic traits in livestock populations
Innovation and sustainability in animal nutrition and production
Monitoring discomfort and positive emotional states in pigs to enhance pig production
Innovative approaches for the microorganism’s interaction in ticks.
Livestock production systems and quality issues of animal food products.
Optimization of microelements in weaned piglets fed diet as a dietary strategy to improve/support gut/animal health and reduce the environmental impact.
Evaluation of taurine and Vitamin D blood concentration and correlation with echocardiographic parameters in breeds not commonly affected by dilated cardiomyopathy vs golden retriever and fed with different diets
Modeling strategies to prevent Covid-19 early infection events in vitro.
Infectious diseases in dairy ruminants: relationship between immunity, treatment protocols management and onset of antibiotic resistance
Sperm cryopreservation for ex situ in vitro conservation of avian genetic resources
Clinical pathologic biomarkers for managing and monitoring wild animals
Best available techniques (BAT) to improve welfare and health in animal production, environmental and economical sustainability.
Decision-making processes in the mapping and surgical excision of sentinel lymph nodes in canine and feline tumors
Impact of Nutrient Imbalance on the Epigenetic Signature and Gene Expression of Bovine Early Embryos
Development of a 3D cell culture platform mimicking the intestinal epithelium to test alternative sources for the formulation of new fish feed
Automated instrumental evaluation of body fluids cellular composition in different animal species
Clinical challenges and insights into canine and feline parturition
Epigenomic characterization of bovine sperm in relation to semen quality and fertility index.
Evaluation of heat stress on the immune response of ruminants
Dissecting the role of the maternal microenvironment in early mammalian embryogenesis
Interactions between cellular and humoral components of inflammation and immunity in canine and feline diseases
Environmental impact (EI) of pig farms is a risk factor for development of health disorders in late life: focus in anatomical development of target organs
Identification and characterization of potentially novel gamma herpesviruses in livestock and zoological species of importance
Assessment of age-related changes in the physiology and behaviour of domestic animals
Functional nutrition: animal health and product quality.
Reduction of oxidative stress in dairy ruminants through nutritional interventions
Recurrent bacterial cystitis in dogs: outcome predictive factors.
Omics approaches for the safety and the quality of milk and dairy products
Mapping the energy use in dairy farms
Integrated omics approaches to understand multifactorial diseases: cancer, shock, dysmetabolism and damage due to enviromental pollution
The role of CT in equine surgery: association between CT findings, surgical approaches and long-term follow-up
Poultry farming: biodiversity and sustainable diets

Courses list

November 2021
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Statistical Methods Applied to Epidemiology and Animal Sciences 2 16 English
January 2022
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Cell and Tissue Culture: from Basic Principles to Advanced Technologies 3 18 English
March 2022
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Digital Imaging and Image Integrity in Scientific Publication 3 18 English
Fundamentals of Statistics (for Veterinary and Animal Science) 4 24 English
Pathology of Laboratory Animals 2 12 English
Role of the Multimodal Imaging Modalities in the Pre-Clinical Animal Model Research 2 12 English
May 2022
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
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
June 2022
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Empirical Surveys and Causal Experiments in Consumer Research 3 18 English
July 2022
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Non-Invasive Biomarkes for the Future Research Designs 2 16 English