Animal Nutrition - Biotechnologies

Research directions

  • Animal nutrition concerning environmental footprint (e.g. methane, nitrogen), biodiversity and resource efficiency.
  • Animal nutrition to support animal health, welfare and behaviour.
  • Studies into the effectiveness and safety of animal feed additives (e.g. pre-and probiotics, symbiotics, enzymes, fermented by-products) and new /or less known feedstuffs.
  • Studies for mitigating the effects of some anti-nutritional factors from feed/ feed ingredients.
  • Studies for improving the quality of animal products (meat, milk).


  • Feed supplement for pigs

Authors: Mihaela Hăbeanu, Nicoleta Lefter, Taranu Ionelia
- A simple product, a concentrate using a low-cost ecologic ingredient camelina (Camelina sativa [L] Crantz), used to produce kerosene, whose by-products can be used in animal feeding. The implications are unexpected.

  • Compound Feed for pigs

Authors: Hăbeanu Mihaela, Veronica Hebean, Nicoleta Lefter
- We give arguments and feeding solutions which to promote the endangered Mangalița pig breed, with the purpose to promote and preserve the biodiversity by eco-efficiency as paradigm, key element for sustainable development. This is a feed product using ecologic flax oil which is also used in human nutrition.

  • Protein-Vitamin-Mineral Concentrate for broilers

Authors: Ciurescu Georgeta, Hăbeanu Mihaela, Ropotă Mariana, Gheorghe Anca, Dragomir Cătălin
- The product is used in broiler feed (age 23-42 days) and contained camelina oil (Camelina sativa [L] Crantz, Camelia variety). This product maintains zootechnical performance and slaughter parameters, and positively influences the health of the birds, compared to classical fodder. In addition, it increases the nutritional quality of the meat, from the main portions (breast, thighs) of the commercial carcass, in the sense of decreasing the proportion of saturated fatty acids in favor of polyunsaturated ones, of the omega-3 type (essential, beneficial for consumers).

Patents help the farmers by the simple, eco-efficient solutions relying on the use to functional oils, with deep implications.


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tehnician cercetare 


Ioana TRIFU 

tehnician cercetare


Quality of Feed and Food


Physiology of Animal Nutrition