This course provides students with the latest fundamental and applied knowledge and skills in animal production science to enable them to explore animal husbandry from a broad perspective—not only the conventional perspective of livestock production but also in consideration of animal welfare and ecological conservation—and to apply their understanding of animal physiology and behavior for genetic improvement and enhanced productivity.
Katsuya KidaThemeTo elucidate the mechanism by which low quality grass silage causes immunity lowering and reproductive disorders in cattle and propose countermeasures
FieldPreventice veterinary medicine, Dairy production medicine, Animal nutrition
Keigo KuchidaThemeDevelopment of an objective evaluation system of beef quality using image analysis and its application to improvement of breeding
FieldLivestock breeding, Meat quality evaluation
Akio MiyamotoTheme"A reoadmap to the pregnancy in the first 7 days post-insemination in the cow: Immune cross-talk of sperm and early embryo in the oviduct and uterus"
FieldAnimal Reproduction, Reproductive Immunology, Endocrinology, Reproductive Pathophysiology, Sperm/Embryo
Takehiro NishidaThemeResearch on energy and nitrogen recycle
Study on nutritional control of enteric methane production from ruminant
Study on energy metabolism in livestock animals
FieldAnimal Nutrition, Sustainable Animal Husbandry, Global Environment Problems
Masafumi TetsukaThemeInvestigating roles of corticosteroids and their regulatory mechanisms in oogenesis, folliculogenesis leading to the ovulation, and embryo development, and applying the kowledge to inprove efficiency of in vitro production of embryo.
FieldAnimal Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrinology, Functional Anatomy, Sheep Science
Koichi HagiyaThemeStudies on genetic improvement of dairy cattle by statistical genetic approach
FieldLivestock breeding, Population genetics
Masaaki HanadaThemeAnimal production based on regional resources
FieldAnimal nutrition, Feed science, Glassland science
Chiho KawashimaThemeThe study of herd management in peripartum dairy cows for enhancing fertility after parturition and the growth of their calves.
FieldAnimal nutrition, Animal reproduction, Animal feed management
Nobuyoshi MatsunagaThemeHow are metabolic hormones of ruminant animals different from monogastric animals? Reserch and application
FieldAnimal Nutrition and Metabolism, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Tetsuya SeoThemeAnimal Welfare assessment system
FieldAnimal Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Animal Husbandry