Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Animal Science with Emphasis on Bioactive Products

15 vacancies (master's degree)
13 vacancies (doctorate degree)


Environments of EXCLUSIVE use of the Post-Graduation Program in Animal Science with Emphasis on Bioactive Products.

  • Animal Morphology Lab: Head Professor: Ricardo Germano. The projects aim at investigating, in different models, the effects of natural products of interest in the field of single health, with the purpose of seeking answers to functional questions that may bring benefits in both animal and human care. Evaluating the use of different extracts from medicinal plants, essential oils, or their isolated components, the bioactives, the projects have sought to study the potential effects of those products in the homeostatic balance in the different physiological systems, in experimental and production animal models, with focus on poultry. The main research developed is related to problems and disturbances in the digestive system, with emphasis on the myenteric plexus, as well as the excreting system, healing, obesity, among others, all of which related to health risks, due to the loss of functional balance;
  • Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Lab: Head Professor(s): Lidiane Nunes Barbosa, Luciana Kazue Otutumi & Daniela Dib. Projects for identifying ESBL producing strains, gram-positive bacterial resistance, pathogenic factors, and serology for different diseases. Partnerships: UEL, USP (ICB II), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and rural, dairy and meat producers;
  • Molecular Biology Lab: Head professor: Daniela Dib & Lidiane Nunes Barbosa. Projects for detecting DNA of etiologic agents, as well as characterizing ESBL-producing strains, detection of bacterial resistant genes (mecA) and pathogenic factors related to the presence of biofilm and enterotoxin genes (sea, seb, sec, sec ica A and icaD). Partnerships: UNESP-Botucatu, EMBRAPA Gado de Leite/Juíz de Fora, UEL, USP (ICB II), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and rural, dairy and meat producers;;
  • Experimental Pharmacology Lab: Head professor: Emerson Lourenço, Zilda Cristiane Gazim & Francislaine Lívero. Research on pharmacological assays on the autonomous nervous system, central nervous system, cardiovascular, kidney, GI, and respiratory systems. It has a bioterium (rats and mice) for research. Partnerships: UFPR, UFGD, Itaipu Binacional, Universidade de Antióquia (Colombia) & companies: Domani Ervas e Fitoterápicos, Pratti Donaduzzi & Cristalia;
  • Natural Product Lab: Head Professor: Emerson Lourenço, Zilda Cristiane Gazim & Francislaine Lívero; however, all other professors in this program use this space for development and production of vegetable extracts to perform studies with biological activity. Partnerships: UFPR & UFGD;
  • Animal Toxicology Experimental Lab: Head professor: Emerson Lourenço & Francislaine Lívero. Pre-clinical and reproductive toxicology projects involving medicinal plants. Partnerships: UFPR, UFGD, Itaipu Binacional, Universidade de Antióquia (Colombia) & companies: Domani Ervas e Fitoterápicos;
  • Lagomorph Acclimatization & Experimentation Room: Head professor: Natalie Bertelis Merlini, Francislaine Lívero & Emerson Lourenço. Research with rabbits (New Zealand) in the nutrition area; cardiovascular diseases and pre-clinical toxicology essays on natural and synthetic products. Partnerships: UFPR, UFGD, Universidade de Antióquia (Colombia) & companies: Domani Ervas e Fitoterápicos, & Cristalia.

**Partnerships with different public and private (national and/or foreign) universities and pharmaceutical or agro-industrial companies may be proven through agreements signed with UNIPAR or as referred to in the several scientific papers published in different indexed journals.


The infrastructure of the VETERINARY HOSPITAL at Universidade Paranaense - UNIPAR cares for the different segments in Veterinary Medicine, with approximately 6,000 square meters of built area divided into Sectors and Labs, where practical activities related to teaching, research and/or extension take place. Within the research activities, experimental works contained in the different Research Projects take place, using the facilities of the Veterinary Hospital described below.

  1. Didactic and Scientific Veterinary Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic and Experimental Surgery - Provide space and physical means for undergrads attending the veterinary dentistry and ophthalmology disciplines, for scientific initiation scholarship recipients in the experimental surgery area and for the students in the Master’s Degree in Animal Science who attend the Topics in Surgery and Special Topics in Clinic of Large Animals, as well as those with experiments in the research line in Veterinary Clinic and Experimental Therapy. The lab is located in the internal corridor in Block A of the Veterinary Hospital, in the small animal ward. It as a 25 square meter room equipped with a desk, an office chair, two chairs, one stainless steel table, a tool, a metal cart for materials and equipment, two stainless steel cabinets with drawers for filing and storage of materials, a lavatory, as well as a white board with tempered glass, a microcomputer connected to the HV networks and the internet. It also has a magnifying lens with light attached to the table, a Welch Allen portable indirect ophthalmoscope, a Welch Allen panoscope, TONPEN XL applanation tonometer, a 6-fold magnifying glass, an overhead light fixture, a surgical box for bandage with dedicated material, and a 5-megapixel digital camera;
  2. Animal Reproduction Lab: With a total area of 288 square meters, where practical classes and research takes place related to animal reproduction, mainly when emphasizing the domestic production species. This Lab also has a practical classroom, consisting of a covered area, with ten containment trunk, displayed in five doubles, connected to a syringe, for the safe placement and containment of animals, mainly cattle. This structure is used to house, among other activities, experimental studies involving trans-rectal palpation of cyclic and pregnant cows, gynecological and androgenic exams, artificial insemination and collection of embryos. This structure also allows for practical classes in the Specialization in Cattle Reproduction Course and the Master’s Degree in Animal Science. The Reproduction Lab has the structural support of a basic Lab at the Experimental Farm, where students can develop activities related to the reproduction, mainly of cattle, when the animals to be used are at that Farm, which the transportation would jeopardize the efficiency of the procedure being performed. There is a room for outpatient care, a room for professors and an actual Lab, which contains sinks, cabinets, tables and formic seats, granite countertops and equipment. Among the equipment available, a phase contrast system microscope, stereoscope microscope, video system for microscopy, refrigerator, freezer, heating plate, nitrogen bottles, cell counters, furnace, vaginal speculums, electro-ejaculators, embryo freezing machine, glassware, among others
  3. Surgical Technique Room: Consists of a gowning area, sinks for scrubbing, and room with eight sets of surgical tables (surgical table, ancillary table and light fixture), four portable sets of inhalation anesthetics, four individual sources of oxygen, storage cabinets and digital scales.
  4. Surgical Clinic of Small Animals: It consists of two surgical rooms, a room for anesthetic recovery, a scrubbing room, and a pre-medication room. Each surgical room is equipped with pantograph surgical table, ancillary tables, cart/cabinet for anesthetics, cart/cabinet for resuscitation, volatile anesthetics device with monitoring equipment (cardiac monitoring, wrist oximeter and capnograph), surgical light fixture, as well as other instruments required for most of the surgical procedures in small animals.
  5. Surgical Clinic of Large Animals: Comprised by a pre-medication and anesthetic induction room for large animals, with cushioning and lateral handling corridor, a surgical room with hydraulic table, light fixtures, ancillary tables, countertops, volatile anesthetic equipment, and monitoring equipment; two dressing rooms with cabinets, sinks, showers, hangers and other accessories. Electro-scalpels, surgical microscopes and other instruments comprise the equipment set available for surgical procedures in large animals;
  6. Veterinary Dentistry Outpatient Clinic: It is equipped with a treatment table and ancillary table, light fixture, file cabinet, dental x-ray equipment, portable sink for developing x-rays, sink with bench, dental ultrasound equipment, dental cabinet with high and low rotation equipment, dental and ophthalmic examination materials, as well as various instruments needed to carry out dental procedures;
  7. Clinical Analysis Veterinary Lab: It comprises a room for the receipt of exams (computerized system), a room for exams and practical classes. Among the pieces of equipment available, there are microscopes, water distiller and deionizer, bain-marie, piano-type cell counter, automatic cell counter, digital biochemical analyzer, digital coagulometer, analytical balance, centrifuges, sterilization furnaces, freezers, refrigerations and supporting glassware;
  8. Infectious Diseases Lab: Equipped with microscopes, laminar flow chamber, water distiller and deionizer, bain marie, analytical scales, centrifuges, culture and sterilization furnaces, freezer, refrigerators, laminar flow chamber, microscopes, support glassware, air conditioners and cabinets;
  9. Veterinary Imaging Lab: Divided into four environments: a) Veterinary Radiological Unit, consisting of a room lined with barite for carrying out radiographic examinations; b) Ultrasound/Electrocardiogram unit; c) Report formulation room, with double-sided negatoscopes and computer for records and files; d) Radiographic development room. Additionally, it has safety equipment for carrying out radiographic examinations (aprons, gloves, glasses and lead thyroid protector), bandages, screens, electrocardiograph lead screen, automatic RX development processor, Ultrasson Mylab 40 Vet;
  10. Veterinary Anatomy Lab: It is divided into assembling room, sink room, collection room for formalinized pieces, laboratory for practical classes, bone collection room and museum. Those rooms have cabinets for bones, shelves for exhibiting skeletons, kiln, sinks for maceration, exhausters, gurneys, cold room, freezer, refrigerators, and computer with printer;
  11. Anatomic-Pathological Lab: Divided into necropsy room with refrigerated chamber, hystotechnical lab, and report lab. Those rooms are equipped with stereoscopic magnifying glass, water distiller, hood, heating plate, microtome, freezer and computer with printer, binocular optical microscopes, digitalized image capture and analysis system used in experiments;
  12. Dog Kennel: With fiver rooms with individual kennels, solarium, warehouse, kitchen, hydration room, bandage room, hospitalization and isolation areas;
  13. Outpatient Clinic for Wild Animals: Equipped with a treatment room with halogen light, shelf for storing materials and equipment, and another room used as housing for hospitalization of the animals.
  14. Housing for Production Animals: Consisting of 10 bays in the Sector of Large Animal Clinic and the external area of the VH, with 26.87 hectares divided in eight paddocks, with a mobile electric fence, and separated by fixed corridors, allowing studies to be carried out by Professors Daniela Dib Gonçalves, Luciana Kazue Otutumi, Rosiara Rosária Dias Maziero, Ranulfo Piau Junior, Luíz Romulo Alberton and Luíz Sérgio Merlini. In addition to these structures, the Veterinary Hospital also has facilities for handling research animals, such as the ones from the poultry sector, pen for the maintenance of small ruminants, pig farming sector, dairy cattle sector and development of experiments in fish farming with greenhouses;
  15. São José Experimental Farm: In addition to the Veterinary Hospital, research with production animals is also performed at this farm, which allows the keeping of cattle, sheep, goats, horses and fish in its area, which is comprised by: 295.24 hectares, with 11 grazing divisions, handling corral with 1,200 square meters, scale and containment trunk, animal reproduction laboratory and beef cattle sector. The farm also has a FISH FARMING SECTOR formed by lakes, currently with 60,000 tilapias in growing phase. SHEEP FARMING SECTOR formed by a pen and piquettes. In order to maximize labor, the Farm has equipment such as tractors, terracing harrow, plow, leveling harrow and cart. The Farm has facilities for teaching and research lab activities. There are equipped classrooms, laboratories, room for the professors and housing for the researchers to stay.


At UNIPAR’s Central Library, the PGP in Animal Science has 60 computers (of common use with other courses, including undergraduate ones) for the query in the collection of the institution, as well as to access the internet.

The University Library is the basic support for the Institution to reach its research and teaching objectives, with special care given by the Directors to the purchase and updating of the institutional collection, which is reflected on the amount of research performed by both the Professors and the Students.

The Central Library is open from Monday to Friday from 07:35 AM to 10:50 PM, and on Saturdays from 07:35 AM to 1:30 PM, the Sectoral Library in the Tiradentes Campus is open from Monday to Friday from 07:35 AM to 10:30 PM and on Saturdays from 07:35 AM to 4:00 PM, and the Veterinary Hospital Sectoral Library from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:00 and from 1:00 PM to 5:18 PM, specifically for the Veterinary Medicine course.

The Central Library in the Umuarama Campus has a total of 3,406.42 m2 distributed among the Central Library, the Tiradentes Campus and the Veterinary Hospital. The Central Library has an area of 2,091.45 m2 dividing its space between the collection of books and journals, technical processing rooms, group and individual study rooms, study room for professors, video, and multimedia computer room. The Sectoral Library at the Tiradentes Campus has an area of 1,269.92 m2 and is divided between its collection of books and journals, group study room, technical processing room, video, and multimedia computer room.

The Library at the Veterinary Hospital sits on an area of 45.05 m2 and holds a Veterinary Medicine collection. The collection at the Sectoral Library at the Tiradentes Campus is specific for the Business Administration, Architecture & Urbanism, Accounting Sciences, Social Communication, Education, Sales Management and Commercial Representations, History, Social Service, Pedagogy, Mathematic, and Civil Engineering courses

The Central Library uses the Brain System and adopts the DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) system, AACR2 cataloging code, and assigns the Cutter-Sanborn author notation. UNIPAR Libraries collections can be used on its website, at the Biblioteca On-Line link. The purchase of books and journals or other relevant material to the collection is regulated according to the Dean’s Executive Act dated 03/Nov/03, which sets forth the policy for updating the collection of the Universidade Paranaense Library Collection, or upon indication and request from the professor in the literature references of the discipline, by students and librarians selecting and referring works through congresses, Internet, editor catalogs and launchings.

The services offered to the users by the libraries comprise in local and house loans, on-line and printed research of the collection of books and journals organized by the Brain Program, research in local, regional, and national newspapers, CD-ROM, maps, films, theses and dissertations. It guides and prints research developed by users on the internet, assists in the development of course final papers and in the research and organization

of literature references. The Libraries provide computers connected to the internet, as well as national and foreign databases such as CAPES, BIREME (Regional Medicine Library), UNIBIBLI (Collective catalog of books, theses and serial publications), PUBMED, SCIELO, LILACS and MEDLINE.

It provides access to information via COMUT (Bibliographic Commutation Program), allowing the user to have access to articles of their interest, finding them and obtaining copies of documents not listed in UNIPAR library collection.

It assists in the search for literature of interest of the student in the collection of books and journals at UNIPAR, in other university libraries and also on the internet. It guides and standardizes references pursuant to NBR 6023 and other NBRs from ABNT (Brazilian Association of Norms and Techniques), and also by the Manual of Norms and Standards for the Writing of Scientific Documents at UNIPAR.

Plan and teach, with visits guided to the students and professors, the several services it provides and the best way to use the Libraries.

It provides space for permanent exhibition of arts. It issues warming reports for the scanned journal summaries, of recent acquisitions to the course coordinators, and of the recent acquisitions to the students. Organizes and discloses the publication of books and journals edited by UNIPAR in events, exhibitions and commemorative dates, or of relevant matters to the academic and general community.

UNIPAR Libraries are highly computerized in the services, connected to the greatest centers of excellence in the country and abroad for the access to the Library collection, being on the Internet, and as such, being one of its providers. UNIPAR has eight libraries with collections that can be checked through, using the access link to the Library collection.

Through computers connected to the internet of UNIPAR Libraries, it is possible to use both national and foreign databases for literature research (PORTAL CAPES, UNIBIBLI, PUBMED, SCIELO, MEDCARIB, LILACS, MEDLINE, PAHO, WHOLIS). Additionally, activities can also be developed using the Pearson Virtual Library Site (AVA) holding 7,280 titles.

Since 2009, an area on the internet has been created to make full text and/or abstracts of dissertations from the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation courses from Universidade Paranaense available. This area is referred to as SESHAT - Digital Library for Course Final Papers (TCC), Theses and Dissertations, which is available at The address provides access to a list of dissertations presented, as well as the possibility of checking their abstracts and any materials attached to it. It is also possible to query the base using keywords. With the purpose of enabling scientific papers located on databases, UNIPAR makes the journals of its own collection available as well as the Bibliographic Commutation Program (COMUT), which offers the possibility of acquiring copies of papers that are not available at UNIPAR’s collection.

UNIPAR Libraries provide the following additional services: (1) assistance in literature research of interest of the student in the collection of books and journals at UNIPAR, as well as using the databases available for access; (2) provide guidance and standardization of literature research according to ABNT (Brazilian Association of Norms and Techniques), making available the Norms for the Presentation of Papers, published by the Federal University of Paraná; (3) prepare the catalog card for undergrad and post-grad students; (4) local and house loans; (5) on-line and printed research of the collection of books and journals organized by the Brain Program, research in local, regional and national newspapers, CD-ROM, maps, films, theses and dissertations.

Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Animal Science with Emphasis on Bioactive Products

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