Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

  • About Us

    About the Institute

    The staff of the Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies comprises nine persons, including eight teaching and one support employee. One professor, two associates, two lecturers and three assistants are engaged in the Institute.

    The department was founded in 1938. In 1946, when the Faculty of Zootechnics was established, the department used to be reorganized for many times. First of all, it was separated and became an independent department of Zoohygiene. In 1948, the department was split in two departments – Special zootechnics and Animal breeding with genetic course. In 1949, it again becomes as one – Department of Animal breeding and Special zootechnics. In 1950, the department again was reorganized in two – Special zootechnics and Agricultural animal breeding and genetics. On 12 May 2004, under the order of the Senate of Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (when the department of Informatics and Engineering was reorganized) the Department was connected to the Milking Training Centre (established in 1990) and was named the Department of Animal Sciences. Performing the reform of animal husbandry faculty, the department was renamed into the Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies on 1 November 2014. 

    Divisions of the Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies:

    Laboratory of Animal Productivity

    Josifas Tacas Milking Technology Centre

    Laboratory of Animal Meaty Traits and Meat Quality Evaluation

    Laboratory of Aquaculture

     

  • Studies

    Studies

    The department is equipped with modern auditoriums for the performance of study process. The study process is organized through the bases of department, research laboratories and the economic entities. The study process is focusing on the practical preparation of students. Practical work is carried out in the Laboratory of poultry feeds and poultry products of animal nutrition and Biotechnology center, Laboratory of animal meat characteristics and meat quality assessment, Centre of Josifas Tacas Milking Training and the vivarium. These laboratories also serve for the preparation of students’ final works. Trips to economic entities are used to guide the system. This allows providing more qualified information on manufacturing processes. For the improvement of study quality the department is subscribing to specialty journals. Also the department allows students and teachers to use the internet in class, using video material of animal husbandry systems. Students preparing Bachelor’s and/or Master’s thesis perform experiments in conjunction with the department and laboratory scientists, investigate the quality of raw materials and animal products, analyse indicators of animal digestive process.

    Disciplines taught to AHT bachelor study programme:

    Compulsory: cattle production; pig production; poultry production; sheep and goat production; fur animal farming; beekeeping; milking technology; horse production; fishery.

    Elective: snail farming and breeding; forest animals and birds’ biology; alternative cropping and animal husbandry; basics of horse breeding; selection of small animals; evolution of milking mechanization.

    These disciplines teach about rearing of farm animals for milk, meat and other products; feed and forage preparation technology, special animal nutrition, ways and means for increasing animal genetic potential, ensuring the quality of the production and profitability of livestock farming. Students learn to use new animal production, storage, maintenance, breeding techniques meeting the EU requirements for animal welfare, product quality and environmental sustainability.

     

    Disciplines taught to AHT master’s degree study programme: biotechnology of animals, stock-raising business, apian products and technologies of their output, technologies of pork production, meat biochemistry and meat processing technology, quality of poultry products and their production technologies, milk biochemistry and milk processing technology, technologies of milk production and meat production of cattle.

    Disciplines taught to ARM master’s degree study programme: animal Therapy in rehabilitation of patients; raising of animals used for the rehabilitation and recreation.

    The students of aforesaid master’s degree programs are studying about high-quality animal production technologies that are environmentally friendly, newest achievements in biotechnology, their application in industrial conditions, the development of functional materials of animal assumptions.

     

    Disciplines taught in AHT bachelor study programme of Animal Science:

    Compulsory: Animal Raising.

    Elective: rearing of pet rabbits; snail rearing; bee products.

    Specializations:

    animal production;

    dog breeds, their cultivation and use;

    horse raising and training;

    trade and recreation fishery; fish raising technology, crustaceans and zooplankton.

    Disciplines taught in VF bachelor’s study programme Food Science: primary milk production; bee products; fishery; nutritional value of rabbits and nutria; nutritional value of beef, pork and poultry.

    Disciplines taught in VF veterinary medicine study programme:

    Compulsory: animal production

    Elective: milking technology; fur animal farming; beekeeping; sheep breeding technologies and wellness.

    Students study about bovine meat and milk products, cattle farming, pig production, egg and poultry meat production, sheep and goat growing technologies, the influence of milking on milk quality and udder health status, using fodders and applied feeding technologies for the different breed of fur animals, fur and meat production technologies, cultivated fish species in Lithuania; fish rearing in ponds; carp breeding and cultivation techniques.

     

    Study subjects taught in the food safety  programme of  VF: mutton and goat primary production; bee products; beef production; primary pork production; primary milk production; eggs and poultry meat production; fishery; modern analytical methods and their application in food industry, biotechnology of animals.

     

    Eggs and poultry, pork, beef, milk, mutton, goat meat initial production and quality evaluation. Bee products production and quality. Fish breeding, fish resources, their protection and increase, history.

  • Scientific Activities

  • International Relations and Collaboration

    Institute of Animal Nutrition of University of Hohenheim, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, LSMU Institute of Animal Sciences, Livestock Breeding Supervision Service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuanian, Chamber of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, State Swine Breeding Station, Lithuania Sheep Breeders Association, Lithuanian Pig Producers Association, Kennel Society, National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute, Kaunas University of Technology, KG group companies, Centrinis parkas/Innovad, Auga group companies. Horse farm ‘Pajiesio Žirgai’ and ‘Convivo Leisure Center’, JSC ‘Žemaitijos Pienas’, JSC ‘DeLaval’, JSC ‘Biržų Žemtiekimas’, State enterprise ‘Pieno Tyrimai’, JSC ‘Lytagra’. Vienna Veterinary Medicine University, Animal nutrition and functional plant compounds institute, Adisseo laboratory Carat (France). This partnership contributes to improvement of Animal Husbandry bachelor’s, master’s degrees and PhD study process.

  • Contacts

    Prof. Habil. Dr. Romas Gružauskas
    Head
    romas.gruzauskas@lsmuni.lt
    363505
    861409485
    135

    Vilija Buckiūnienė
    Assistant
    vilija.buckiuniene@lsmuni.lt
    363505
    173

    Gerda Janeliūnaitė
    Assistant
    gerda.janeliunaite@fc.lsmuni.lt
    363404 

     

     

    Mindaugas Paleckaitis

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Lecturer
    mindaugas.paleckaitis@lsmuni.lt

    363505

    173

     

    Asta Racevičiūtė Stupelienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Associate Professor Dr.
    Faculty Council Secretary
    asta.raceviciutestupeliene@lsmuni.lt

    363505

    236

     

    Guoda Stanytė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Assistant

    guoda.stanyte@lsmuni.lt

    363414

    162

     

    Saulius Tušas

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Associate Professor Dr.
    saulius.tusas@lsmuni.lt

    361483

    868611877

    143

     

    Vilma Vilienė

    Mindaugas Paleckaitis

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Lecturer Dr.
    vilma.viliene@lsmuni.lt

    363505

    236

     

    Sonata Šidlauskienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Studies administrator
    sonata.sidlauskiene@lsmuni.lt

    363505

    173

     

    Jolita Klementavičiūtė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Laboratory of meat quality estimation

    Junior scientist
    jolita.klementaviciute@lsmuni.lt

    363414

    163

     

    Ieva Kudlinskienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Laboratory of meat quality estimation

    Junior scientist
    ieva.kudlinskiene@lsmuni.lt

    363414

    163

     

    Guoda Stanytė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Laboratory of meat quality estimation

    Junior scientist
    guoda.stanyte@lsmuni.lt

    363414

    162

     

    Vilma Valaitienė Dr.

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Laboratory of meat quality estimation

    Junior scientist
    vilma.valaitiene@lsmuni.lt

    363414

    162

     

    Ernesta Tolpežnikaitė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies

    Laboratory of meat quality estimation

    Laboratory assistant
    ernesta.tolpeznikaite@lsmuni.lt

     

     

    Jovita Lionikienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Animal productivity laboratory

    Laboratory assistant
    jovita.lionikiene@fc.lsmuni.lt

    363505

    136

     

    Vilma Šašytė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Animal productivity laboratory

    Junior researcher
    vilma.sasyte@lsmuni.lt

    363505

    136

     

    Gediminas Gerulis

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Josifas Tacas Milking Technology Centre

    Researcher Dr.
    gediminas.gerulis@lsmuni.lt

    363208

    200

    Ramutė Mišeikienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Josifas Tacas Milking Technology Centre

    Researcher Dr.
    ramute.miseikiene@lsmuni.lt

    363664

    868211185

    156

     

    Kristina Audronė Odinienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Josifas Tacas Milking Technology Centre

    Administrator
    kristinaaudrone.odiniene@lsmuni.lt

    361483

    141

    Eglė Šarakauskienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Aquaculture laboratory

    Laboratory assistant
    egle.sarakauskiene@fc.lsmuni.lt

     

     

    Rima Trepėnaitienė

    VA Faculty of Animal husbandry technology
    Institute of Animal Rearing Technologies
    Aquaculture laboratory

    Laboratory assistant
    rima.trepenaitiene@fc.lsmuni.lt