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Gáspárdy András


Dr. Gáspárdy András

Ph.D., teacher with habilitation
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Position: head of department, associate professor
+361 478 4120
+361 478 4100 / 8615
+361 478 4124
Building J III. Floor 309.


In 1994, I joined the Department of Animal Breeding under the leadership of Professor Imre Bodó. Here I was gradually involved in teaching, while at the same time I continued to collaborate with national and foreign experts in my research.

Currently, as an Associate Professor, I am heading the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics and I am involved in the higher education and training of the next generation of professionals.


Diploma, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllő, (1988)

Doctorate (Dr. agr. univ.), University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllő, 1992 (1991)

“Linear models in animal breeding” Lecturer: L.R. Schaeffer, University of Guelph, Prague, August 1995.

“The design and economics of animal breeding strategies” Lecturer: J.P. Gibson, University of Guelph, Prague, September 1995.

Austria (1994): “Prüfungen der Lebensleistung und Nutzungsdauer beim Rind”, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, ÖAD (a three-month scholarship). The greatest benefit of the study trip was the high quality of my Ph.D. thesis. The life science research area covered here continues to maintain a collaboration, with several joint international appearances.

Israel (1997): “Intensive Dairy Cattle and Sheep Production”, Shefayim, CINADCO (a five-week scholarship). The study tour gave an insight into Israeli cattle and sheep breeding, which in many ways is the world leader in dairy production. The impressive results were very useful for me professionally and I will use the experience gained here in my daily teaching and in the implementation of my research. Since then, I have worked with several Israeli thesis students in this field.

Scientific degree:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllő, 1997 (1995)

Main research areas:

I evaluated mainly the performance (life performance) of dairy and beef cattle, supplemented by online recording of indicators and artificial modification of the environment, and then the genetic diversity of endangered, special situation herds.

In collaboration with other departments of the University, I have also been involved in the study of reproductive biology indicators of farm animals, their biometric processing, and the estimation of their genetic parameters.

In addition, with my thesis students, I study many particular areas of animal production.


Habilitation (Dr. habil.), University of Szent István, 2004

Proofreading of journal manuscripts: Acta Agronomica Óváriansis, Állattenyésztés és Takarmányozás, Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja, Animal Welfare, Etológia és Tartástechnológia, Animal Science and Biotechnologies, Small Ruminant Research, Pakistan Journal of Zoology, Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, Animals, Antioxidants, Archives of Animal Breeding, Biology, Veterinary Sciences, BMC Genomics, Eurasian Journal of Veterinary Science, Frontiers in Genetics, Genes


Name of organisation Time interval Position
Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA) 1997- public board member
MTA Committee for Animal Sciences 2014-2017, 2020- committee member
Association of Hungarian Sheep and Goat Breeders’ (MÁSZ)





breeder member, delegate,

member of the Committee for native breeds,

leader of Tsigai breed group

Committee for History of Animal Husbandry (MÁSZ)






Hungarian Laboratory Animal Science Association 2003- member
Doctoral School in Veterinary Science – University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest 2006- internal member
Wittman Antal Multidisciplinary Doctoral School in Plant-, Animal- and Food Science, Széchenyi University 2012- supervisor
Doctoral School in Animal Production Science, Debrecen University 2012- supervisor
DAGENE – International Association for the Conservation of Animal Breeds in the Danubian Region




ordinary member,



SAVE – Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe 2009- member of Board of Directors
Danubian Animal Genetic Resources 2016- Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Veterinarski Glasnik 2017- member of the Scientific Editorial Board
Slovak Journal of Animal Science 2021- member of the Editorial Board

Number of students (theses and Students’ Scientific Association a.k.a. TDK):

  • Theses: 100
  • TDK: 20

Number of PhD students:

Graduated student (3) (Nemes Zsolt 0.5; Ari Melinda 0.5; Kovács Endre 0.5)

Current students (4) (Gabriella Korsós 0.5; Janka Békefi 0.5; Edina Kárpáti 0.5; Levente Harmat 1)

Publication list (TOP10) and MTMT 

1.     Gáspárdy A, Wagenhoffer Zs, Fürlinger D, Halmágyi M, Bodó I, Maróti-Agóts Á (2023): Matrilineal Composition of the Reconstructed Stock of the Szekler Horse Breed. Agriculture 13(2), 456 IF=3,408 [Q1]
2.     Gáspárdy A, Zenke P, Kovács E, Annus K, Posta J, Sáfár L, Maróti-Agóts Á (2022): Evaluation of maternal genetic background of two Hungarian autochthonous sheep breeds came from different geographical directions. Animals, 12(3), 218; DOI: 10.3390/ani12030218 IF=2,752 [Q1]
3.     Gáspárdy A, Berger B, Zabavnik-Piano Jelka, Kovács E, Annus K, Zenke P, Sáfár L, Maróti-Agóts Ákos (2021): Comparison of mtDNA control region among descendant breeds of the extinct Zaupel sheep revealed haplogroup C and D in Central Europe. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 7, 2330-2338. DOI: 10.1002/vms3.585 IF=1,95 [Q2]
4.     Kőrösi Molnár A, Kőrösi L, Balázs B, Gáspárdy A (2021): Effects of heat stress on immune responses of chickens subjected to thermal manipulation in the pre-hatch period. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 69:1, 67-72. DOI: 10.1556/004.2021.00003 IF=0,955 [Q2]
5.     Gáspárdy A, Renkó E, Somoskői B, Bába A, Cseh S (2020): Practical experience with artificial insemination (AI) using fresh chilled and frozen semen in mares. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 68:1, 85-90 IF=0.991[Q2]
6.     Gáspárdy A, Holly V, Zenke P, Maróti-Agóts Á, Sáfár L, Bali Papp Á, Kovács E (2018): The response of prion genic variation to selection for scrapie resistance in Hungarian indigenous sheep breeds. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 66:4, 562-572. IF=0,814 [Q2]
7.     Gáspárdy A, Efrat G, Bajcsy Á Cs, Fekete S Gy (2014): Electronic monitoring of rumination activity as an indicator of health status and production traits in high-yielding dairy cows. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 62:4, 452-462. IF=0,814 [Q2]
8.     Gáspárdy A, Ismach G, Bajcsy ÁCs, Veress Gy, Márkus Sz, Komlósi I (2012): Evaluation of the on-line electrical conductivity of milk in mastitic dairy cows. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 60:1, 145-155. IF=0,814 [Q2]
9.     Gáspárdy A, Rieden S, Simonyi Zs, Szemere B, Bodó I(2009): Charakterisierung altersabhängiger Kundenveränderungen aufgrund der Daten ungarischer und deutscher Pferde. Berliner und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 122:3-4, 132-139. IF=0,814 [Q2]
10.  Gáspárdy A, Schwartz Z, Zöldág L, Veresegyházy T, Fekete S (2004):Changes in daily energy amounts of main milk components (lactose, protein and fat) during the lactation of high yielding dairy cows. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 52:4, 457-467. IF=0.152 [Q3