- Gerardo Caja Lˇpez
- Department: Department of Animal and Food Science
- Telephone number:93 581 1442
- Member of the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Catalonia (No. 27), 2003
Ph.D., Superior Technical School of Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 1975.
Agr.Eng., Superior Technical School of Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 1972
- Research lines
- Main area of research in dairy ruminants (including cows, ewes, goats and camels) with special focus on basic and applied aspects of lactation biology (lactation induction, mammogenesis and milk regulation), milking (equipment design, frequency and routines), nutrition (intake, requirements, glucose and protein metabolism) and feeding (grazing and concentrate, supplementation with protein, fat, oils and additives) and implementation of good husbandry practices (welfare, suckling and weaning strategies, conventional and electronic identification). Currently developing the use of sensors (temperature, activity and pH) in precision livestock farming for improving the wellbeing and productivity of dairy animals.