Chromatography: This lab allows us to determine amino acids, fatty acids, methane and progesterone, among others, in a wide variety of samples of animal origin. The equipment is composed of a high precision liquid chromatograph (HPLC) with an automated injector and fluorescence and ultraviolet detectors, two gas chromatographs with automatic injectors and flame ionisation detector (FID). To prepare samples we have a centrifugal vacuum lyophiliser, a rotary evaporator and equipment for sample centrifugation, filtration, agitation and homogenisation.
Bromatology: Performing several analyses, including primary feedstuff characterisation, fibres, starch and energy. We also conduct other bromatologic determinations in raw materials, by-products, faeces and products of animal origin. In vitro nutrition tests based on enzymatic activity are also carried out in this lab.
Histology: Equipped with an automatic revolver to process tissue samples and prepare paraffin cuts, manual microtomes, staining of samples and cut preservation. This lab has all the basic equipment required to conduct immunohistology tests.
Fish reproduction physiology: Kitted out for the basic manipulation of a wide variety of samples (blood and sperm among others) and elaborating dilution media: osmometer, pH-meter, centrifuges, extractor hood, incubation ovens, PCR, optic and fluorescence microscopy, etc. We can also determine sperm quality including motility and morphometry.
Production and cryopreservation of gametes and embryos: In this lab we can manipulate embryos and oocytes, conduct embryo transfers and cryopreserve them.
Genomics of reproduction: In this lab we extract and purify DNA and RNA from tissues, gametes and embryos. We can conduct a sequence analysis of nucleic acid fragments. We analyse the expression of genes related with the endocrine gonadotropic activity, the oocyte maturity and the embryo development.
Meat quality: Equipped with all the instruments and certificates required for the official analysis of milk and dairy products. The laboratory uses automated analysers commonly used in the milk industry and can certify milk quality.
Milk Lab: equipado con el material necesario para el análisis oficial de la calidad de la leche y productos lácteos así como de los equipos automáticos más empleados en la industría láctea.
Environmental simulation: In this laboratory we can conduct engineering assays to optimise livestock facilities. We apply CFD techniques to optimise the housing design and evaluate climate control systems by means of different instrumentation such as fans, pressure drop meters, anemometers and other sensors.