The National Research - Development Institute for Animal Biology and Nutrition (INCDBNA-IBNA Balotești) is the most important research unit in the field of animal science in Romania.
The organizational structure of the institute includes the Research Department with four laboratories (Animal Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition Physiology, Animal Nutrition & Biotechnologies, Animal Genetic Resources Management), the Development Department, with two compartments (pilot station for zooforts and special compound feeds, experimental farm agro-zootechnical) which provides the framework for research activities and the technological transfer of their results, their operation being supported by the auxiliary compartments.
IBNA addresses a wide range of research directions and objectives (effects of nutrition on the performance and health of farm animals - immune status, quality and safety of feed and animal products, feed contaminants, estimation of breeding value, adaptation of farm nutrition strategies to global changes, animal nutrition in the food chain-functional foods, the use of animal models for human nutrition, etc.), generating dozens of research results annually (scientific papers, products, services, etc.), while ensuring their technological transfer to potential beneficiaries.
The Institute carries out 30-40 research projects annually, within national / international RDI programs or funded by the private sector.
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