Institute :
University of Córdoba (UCO)
SP -

Units :
  • School of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering
    Staff :
  • Prof .Dr
  • Ana GARRIDO-VARO(Degree of Agricultural Engineer Lecturer in Animal Nutrition)
  • Prof .Dr
  • José-Emilio GUERRERO-GINEL
  • Prof .Dr

    Description of School of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering :

    The University of Córdoba has a strong vocation on Agricultural and Food research. The Animal Production Department has a well equipped laboratory for chemical and biological evaluation of feed. Since 1987 the University of Cordoba created the Centralised Near Infrared Spectroscopy Service which was joined on 1993 to a Sample Bank. At present, both units are located at the Animal Production Department of the School of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering from the University of Córdoba. The NIRS Service is well equipped with 2 NIR Systems 6500 monochromators (400-2500 nm) provided with reflection and transmission mode and fibre-optic attachment and one infrared spectrophotometer IRFT Nicolet Magna- IR 550 Serie II (7400-350 cm-1). The department has the availability of a Feed Database where chemical and biological feed information are collected and recorded. The Sample Bank has facilities for storing samples under controlled temperature and humidity (4ºC, -20ºC and -80ºC) with all the equipment required for this task: different kind of containers (glass and plastic jars, white and black plastic bags), mills (cyclonic mills, hammer mills, refrigerated mills, etc), sealing under vacuum machine and drying apparatus (ovens and freeze drying).
    Role :
  • Sample bank and sample set : Constitution of a European sample bank preparation and distribution of the sample sets analysed in the project.
  • NIR Spectroscopy method : Protocols development, construction of spectral libraries and interlaboratory results comparison.

  • Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :

    Author(s) : Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E. and Gómez Cabrera, A.
    Title : Application of Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for evaluation of animal feedstuffs.
    Publication year : 1993

    Author(s) : Moya, L., Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E., Lizaso, J., and Gómez, A.
    Title : Quality control of raw materials in the feed compound industry.
    Publication year : 1995

    Author(s) : Garrido, A.
    Title : Current and future applications of NIRS technology in the feed industry.
    Publication year : 1997

    Author(s) : Garrido, A.
    Title : La spectroscopie proche infrarouge: une technologie d´appui pour un service intégral en alimentation animale.
    Publication year : 2000

    Author(s) : Garrido, A., Pérez, M.D., Gómez, A., Guerrero, J.E., de Paz, F. and Delgado, N.
    Title : NIRS as an essential tool in food safety programs: feed ingredients prediction in commercial compound feedingstuffs
    Publication year : 2001

    Author(s) : Perez-Marin, D., Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E., Murray, I., Puigdomenech, A., Dardenne, P., Baeten, V. and Zegers, J.
    Title : Detection and quantification of mammalian meat & bone meal in compound feedingstuffs by NIR Spectroscopy.
    Publication year : 2003

    Author(s) : de la Haba, J., Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E., Pérez-Marín, D. and Burón, T.
    Title : NIRS for animal specie identification in animal protein by-products: a viability study
    Publication year : 2003

    Author(s) : Bautista, J., Garrido, A., Guerrero, J.E., Pérez-Marín, D. and Burón, T.
    Title : NIRS for animal specie identification in rendered fats: a viability study
    Publication year : 2003

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