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Research Research teams Animal Hygiene, Herd-Health and Veterinary Ethology Research Group

Animal Hygiene, Herd-Health and Veterinary Ethology Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Dr. László Könyves, associate professor

CONTACT: konyves.laszlo[PUT_AT_HERE]univet.hu

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS:

Professors Emeritus: Dr. Endre Brydl, Dr. Pál Rafai

Associate professor: Dr. László Könyves

Junior assistant professors: Dr. Péter Kovács, Dr. Eszter Losonczi

Senior research fellows: Dr.András Bartha, Dr. Viktor Jurkovich, Dr. Csaba Pribenszky

Assistants: Gézáné Cserhalmi, Klára Kövesdyné Csollány, Károlyné Rössler, Lászlóné Sőregi, Piroska Szabó

PhD students: Dr. András Adorján, Dr. Mikolt Bakony, Péter Hejel

 

RESEARCH AREAS:

Animal Hygiene: Animal hygienic and environmental diagnostic examinations (quality of feed, drinking water and air, mycotoxins, toxic heavy metals, emissions of livestock production etc.)

Herd health, examinations of livestock herds (cattle, swine and poultry), udder health, metabolic profile, health of the bovine digit, environmental diagnostic examinations, herd diagnostic examinations

Applied ethology: animal welfare, behaviour

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

European College of Bovine Health Management

European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine

Hungarian Society for Animal Hygiene and Environmental Protection

Hungarian Association for Buiatrics

International Society of Animal Hygiene

Hungarian Association for Animal Protection and Welfare

Hungarian National Veterinary Association

 

LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS:

Vitafort Ltd

Bonafarm Group

 

SERVICES:

Environmental diagnostic examinations (quality of feed, drinking water and air, litter hygiene etc.) in cattle, swine and poultry herds

Measurement of mineral concentration in various samples,

Examinations of udder and bovine digit health and metabolism in cattle herds

Animal welfare surveys in cattle, swine and poultry herds

Examination of the effects of stress in dairy cows

 

GRANTS:

Funding source

Project title and topic

Amount (HUF)

EU FP-7

(2012-2014)

Practical implementation of precision livestock technologies and services at European pig farms using the living lab methodology (All-Smart-Pigs)

21.332.000

Research and Technology Innovation Fund

(2012-2015)

Prevention and healing of diseases caused by facultative pathogens with a new type of specific compounds inhibiting the reproduction of bacteria

91.000.000

 NFÜ

(2008-2011)

Development of micro element premixes for food producing animals

19.595.000

NKTH

(2006-2008)

Pathological and immunological examination and prevention of the perinatal mortality in Holstein Friesian herds

17.862.000

NKTH

(2004-2007

Examination of the microencapsulated live yeast and its biological effects in ruminants

34.62.5000

NKTH

(2004-2007)

Development of a complex beef production system

27.200.000

 

CONTRACTS

2016: Examination of the effects of Sangrovit feed supplement on dairy cows.  Commissioner: Phytobiotics, Germany.

2014: Examination of the effect of Viprotal liquid feed supplement on dairy cows. Commissioner: Lesaffre Magyarország Kft.

2011: Development of a functional lamb food. Commissioner: University of Debrecen, Hungary.

2010-2011: Examination of the effects of XTRACT supplementation in dairy cows. Commissioner: Pancosma SA, Switzerland.

2010-2011: Examination of the effects of wet corn conserved with organic acids or Lactobacillus spp. on dairy cows. Commissioner: Kemira OYJ, Finland.

2009-2010: Examination of the effects of CLA supplementation in dairy cows. Commissioner: Arravis Kft.

2007-2008: Experiment with wet cracked corn conserved with organic acids (Kemisil) in dairy cows. Commissioner: Kemira OYJ, Finland.