Research Laboratory in Animal Production and Food Safety (PRODSIGALIM)

Led by: Marian MIHAIU
Fields: Appl. Life Sci. & Agrobiotech.
Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (USAMVCN)
Scientists/Total: 9/9
Keywords:  1. Monitoring of microclimate factors level in shelters for different species and categories of animals (temperature, humidity, pressure, air flow speed, lighting, noise, noxious gases, dust and microorganisms). 2. Air quality monitoring in the vicinity of farms: harmful gases, dust, microorganisms. 3. Natural environmental factors level monitoring: temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, lighting, noise, noxious gases, dust and microorganisms. 4. Determination of odor and noise pollution of the environment in the vicinity of breeding and exploitation of animals. 5. Complete examination of water quality consumed by animals and humans: determination of indicator parameters, chemical and microbiological through standardized methods. 6. Examination of wastewater from abattoirs and slaughter points. 7. Milk quality examination. 8. Consultancy for the location and construction of livestock farms. 9. Control of efficiency of air disinfection, surfaces in animal shelters and animal products processing units. 10. Assessment of farm animal and pets welfare by the most modern methods 11. Determination of chemical composition and quality of feed. 12. Mycological, bacteriological and mycotoxicological examination of feed. 13. The analysis of floristic structure of feed. 14. Assessment of nutritional and energy value of food and feed. 15. Food rations and diets for pets. 16. Cytogenetic study of aboriginal and imported sheep and goats

1. Development of the research infrastructure in animal breeding, nutrition, hygiene and food safety in order to realize controlled food chain in relation with consumer protection and food safety;
2.Increasing use of the existing infrastructure through a better accessibility to national and international grant competition;
3.Finalize development strategy and directing of the innovative laboratory research activities of the department of animal production and food safety;
4. Development of highly skilled human resources;
5.Expanding the supply of consultancy services to various beneficiaries (farms, food processing units, individuals).


-Kjelahl device
-Soxhlet device
-Electronic pH-meter C 532 with temperature sensor
-Somatos M
-Electronic conductometer Hanna
-Electric autoclave
-Electronic scale with two decimal, weighs up to 400 g
-Thermostat and adjustable oven Memmert
-Bioflux microflow class II laminar flow cabinet
-Stomacher blender 400
-Olympus optic microscope, provided with a 10 megapixel digital camera
-PCR centrifuge - Eppendorf Minispin PLUS
-Water bath AISI-310
-Thermocycler PCR
-Electrophoresis chambers
-Artificial digestion system
-Bx41Olympus Microscope
-Zoometer h=150 cm
-3 Measuring sticks for animals
-Lab oven ESAC 100
-Mobile milking device
-Kruss Microscope
-Calciner oven
-Electronic scale with four decimal, weighs up to 200 g
-Computers and laptops with development of rations softs
-Motic Optic microscope
-Portable electronic pH-metru, with temperature probe
-Electronic thermometer
-Thermometer with IR
-Humidity tester
-Light meter
-Catermometer Hill



Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 596384 int 252
Fax: +40 264 593792




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