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Animal Nutrition working group

TheAnimal Nutrition working group focuses on nutritional and clinical aspects of pet food and animal feed, and also on the significance of the diet fed to livestock in terms of its impact on the production of foods of animal origin.

A diet that is appropriate for the nutritional needs of particular species and in line with price-performance expectations is a central element of responsible animal husbandry. The Institute for Nutrition seeks to be an important contributor to this effort through research, services and hands‑on education. These efforts are carried out in cooperation with institutions within the University and externally and also with international partners.

Staff Animal Nutrition working group

Functional Plant Compounds working group

TheFunctional Plant Compoundsworking group encompasses the academic fields of botany, pharmacognosy and phytotherapy with regard to their applicability to veterinary medicine. Of primary importance are plants that produce biologically active phytochemicals. Current topics range from the identification, planting and cultivation of medicinal, spice and aromatic plants to the study of poisonous plants, and include the quality of plant-derived drugs, usage of plant-based feed additives and phytotherapy.

At the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the working group has at its disposal a chemical analytical laboratory, an experiment station with three greenhouses, and a botanical garden based around medicinal plants.

Staff Functional Plant Compounds working group