Marcella Avondo

Professor of Animal nutrition and feeding [AGR/18]
Office: Via Valdisavoia, 5 - Piano terra
Email: mavondo@unict.it
Phone: 095 4783331
Mobile: 3386044053
Fax: 095 4783345
Office Hours: Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 fino al venerdì


Graduate in Agricoltural Science at University of Catania, Doctor in "Animal Science and Tecnhology in Marginal Areas" at University of Bari, full professor in “Animal Feeding and Nutrition” she works at Dispa, University of Catania. From 2005 is the Coordinator of  the Doctoral School in Animal Production Science. Her teaching activity regards Applied Animal Science. Her main areas of research, that have been financially supported by different institutions (CNR, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of University, Regione Sicilia) are: characteristics of fermentation of ensiled forages and by-products; feeding technologies of ruminants; sheep and goats feeding behaviour; nutritional factors affecting milk quality in small ruminants; development of intake models for grazing sheep and goats; feeding behaviour in goats at different genetic aptitude to produce casein. National coordinator of a PRIN 2007 project entitled: "Genetic polymorphism of caseins in goats. Effects of feeding on milk production and quality, feed intake, metabolic and hormonal responses in goats at different genetic potential to produce casein"


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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020


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ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017


ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

-small ruminants feeding

-milk quality as affected by feeding in sheep, goats and cows

-development of pasture intake models

-feeding behaviour in sheep and goats

-interactions between feeding and genetic polymorphism at lactoprotein and lipogenic loci on milk production and quality, metabolic and hormonal profiles.