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Leonardo Nanni Costa

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/19 Animal Science

Manager of University of Bologna Experimental farm

Director of First Cycle Degree in Animal Production


Keywords: animal welfare meat quality slaughtering animal transportation dry-cured ham defects Thermography Precision Livestock Farming

The research activity is focussed mainly on: 

  • Effects of pre-slaughter stress and halothane genotype on muscle glycogen metabolism and quality of pork
  • Effects of rearing conditions on the response to pre-slaughter treatments in Italian heavy pigs
  • Identification of the causes of defects in Parma dry-cured ham
  • Evaluation of transport stress on cattle and pig depending on environmental condition 
  • Identification and characterization of Emilia-Romagna indigenous animal breeds for their safeguard
  • Characterization of the consumption of crude milk
  • Application of thermography in animal welfare assessment