Mariangela Caroprese, born on January 27th 1975, obtained a MSc in Biological Sciences in 1999 at the University of Bari; in 2000 won a competition for a PhD Course in “Sustainable Agricultural Ecosystems” at the University of Foggia. During her PhD Course she was interested in the assessment of sheep welfare focusing on the behavioural and immunological implications of stress in lambs. In 2003 she obtained a research scholarship at the University of Foggia, Pr.I.M.E. Department. In May 19th, 2004 she obtained her PhD degree and in 2004 won a competition to became Assistant Professor in Animal Science. Since 2005 she was appointed Assistant Professor in Animal Science at the University of Foggia, Faculty of Agriculture. In 2008 she was tenured Assistant Professor in Animal Science at the University of Foggia, Faculty of Agriculture.
Mariangela Caroprese’s research activities deal with:
- the assessment of animal welfare and of new techniques to evaluate the immune state of ewes and udder health;
- the study of the effects of rearing and feeding strategies on the air quality in sheep houses and on the immune, endocrine, behavioral and productive responses of ewes;
- the utilization of organic farming strategies to improve the cattle and goat meat of traditional breeds
- the protection and improvement of local and traditional Podolian cattle breed by the evaluation of its molecular traceability;
- the assessment of the effects of leukocytes on the enzymatic activities of ewe milk;
- the exploitation of goat and donkey breeds raised in marginal areas for production of milk with a high bio-nutritional value;
- the exploitation of the indigenous ovine breed of the Southern Italy;
- the evaluation of the effects of diet on ruminants immune responses and production.