Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

TechCare’s People: Nathalie Debus!

I am an INRAE researcher at SELMET. I hold an engineering degree in agronomy with a specialization in animal science and a PhD in “Systems of Intracellular Communications in Endocrinology”. Currently, I carry out research in physiology of reproduction and sexual behaviour, particularly in Mediterranean extensive sheep production systems. My latest research interests are focused in improving the ram effect efficiency and the use of such natural synchronization method to promote reproduction without hormones, a hot subject and societal demand. I am part of the team that develops a method and device for the automatically detection of natural mating in farm animals. The team is mainly involved in the WP3 of the TechCare project with actions around the interaction between the WoW and the Alpha heat detector (i.e. nutrition × reproduction).