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Animal Physiology and Behaviour

Research at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

The research activity is focused on the links between physiological and behavioural patterns in wild and domestic species, with special interest on mammals.

Team leader

doc. Francisco Ceacero Herrador, Ph.D.


  • Common Eland Farm in the Czech Republic;
  • Farming of Guanacos in the Czech Republic;
  • Feeding ecology, diet selection, digestive efficiency, and role of mineral and amino acids;
  • Growth of secondary sexual traits like horns or antlers;
  • Reproductive behaviour, milk production and composition, and suckling behaviour;
  • Social structures, animal communication, and physiological effects of animal welfare and husbandry practices;
  • Non-invasive monitoring of reproductive cycle and pregnancy in exotic mammals



Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze