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Dr Vasil Pirgozliev

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Teaching Duties

  • Animal Physiology
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Farm Animal Production

Research Interests

  • Poultry and Pig Nutrition
  • Mode of Action of Exogenous Enzymes and Plant Extracts
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Gut Health

Professional Memberships

  • World’s Poultry Science Association (Member of the organizing committee, UK branch)

Academic Department: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5408

Office: G.19 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

Research profile: ORCID

Publications

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  • S.A. Salami, O.O. Oluwatosin, A.O. Oso, A.O. Fafiolu, O.M. Sogunle, A.V. Jegede, F.A. Bello & V. Pirgozliev (2016) Bioavailability of Cu, Zn and Mn from Mineral Chelates or Blends of Inorganic Salts in Growing Turkeys Fed with Supplemental Riboflavin and/or Pyridoxine Biological Trace Element Research DOI 10.1007/s12011-016-0618-2
  • V. Pirgozliev, M.W. Mirza and S.P. Rose (2016) Does the effect of pelleting depend on the wheat sample when fed to chickens? Animal doi:10.1017/S1751731115002311
  • A.O. Oso, L. Li, B. Zhang, R. Uo, J.X. Fan, S. Wang, G. Jiang, H. Liu, T. Rahoo, M.C. Tossou, V. Pirgozliev, O.O. Oduguwa, A.M. Bamgbose (2015) Effect of fungal fermentation with Aspergillus niger and enzyme supplementation on metabolizable energy values of unpeeled cassava root meal for meat-type cockerels Animal Feed Science and Technology 210: 281–286
  • V. Pirgozliev, F. Karadas, S.P. Rose, A. Beccaccia, M.W. Mirza & A.M. Amerah (2015) Dietary xylanase increases hepatic vitamin E concentration of chickens fed wheat based diet Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 24
  • V. Pirgozliev, D. Bravo, M.W. Mirza & S.P. Rose (2015) Growth performance and endogenous losses of broilers fed wheat based diets with and without essential oils and xylanase supplementation Poultry Science http://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/peu017
  • V. Pirgozliev,S.P. Rose,T. Pellny, A.M. Amerah, M. Wickramasinghe, M. Ulker, M. Rakszegi, Z. Bedo, P.R. Shewry & A. Lovegrove (2015) Energy utilization and growth performance of chickens fed novel wheat inbred lines selected for different pentosan levels with and without xylanase supplementation Poultry Science http://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/peu059
  • V. Pirgozliev, A. Beccaccia, S.P. Rose & D. Bravo (2015) Partitioning of dietary energy of chickens fed maize- or wheat-based diets with and without a commercial blend of phytogenic feed additives Journal of Animal Science doi:10.2527/jas2014-8175
  • V. Pirgozliev, I. Whiting, J. Wilson, S.P. Rose, M.W. Mirza, S. Ivanova, D. Kanev (2015) Nutrient availability of wheat distillers dried grains with solubles (ddgs) for broilers Zivotnovudni Nauki 52: 17 - 24
  • F. Karadas, V. Pirgozliev, S.P. Rose, D. Dimitrov, O. Oduguwa & D. Bravo (2014) Dietary essential oils improve the hepatic anti-oxidative status of broiler chickens British Poultry Science Vol. 55, No. 3, 329–334 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071668.2014.891098)
  • V. Pirgozliev, D. Bravo, & S.P. Rose (2014) Rearing conditions influence nutrient availability of plant extracts supplemented diets when fed to broiler chickens Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition Vol 98 (4) 667 - 671 (DOI: 10.1111/jpn.12119)
  • Bravo, D., Pirgozliev, V. & Rose, S.P. (2014) A mixture of carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde and capsicum oleoresin improves energy utilization and growth performance of broiler chickens fed maize based diet Journal of Animal Science 92: 1-6 (doi:10.2527/jas2013-6244)
  • Pirgozliev, V. & Bedford, M. R. (2013) Energy utilisation and growth performance of chicken fed diets containing graded levels of supplementary bacterial phytase British Journal of Nutrition 109: 248–253
  • V. Pirgozliev, C. Jesson, J. Brooker & S.P. Rose (2012) The nutrient availability of processed Jatropha curcas kernel meal for broiler chickens Archiv fur Geflugelkunde 76 (4): 230-233
  • V. Pirgozliev, M. R. Bedford, O. Oduguwa, T. Acamovic & M. Allimehr (2012) The effect of supplementary bacterial phytase on dietary metabolisable energy, nutrient retention and endogenous losses in precision fed broiler chickens Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 96: 52-57
  • Pirgozliev, V., Bedford, M.R., Ivanova-Peneva, S. & Kanev, D. (2011) The effect of microbial phytase on dietary metabolisable energy, phytate phosphorus digestibility and egg production in laying hens Zivotnovudni Nauki 48: 18-23
  • Priyankarage, N., Rose, S.P., Silva, S.S.P & Pirgozliev, V.R. (2011) Energy, energy requirements and different energy systems in poultry The Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal 58: 1-12
  • V. Pirgozliev, T. Acamovic & M. R. Bedford (2011) The effect of previous exposure to dietary microbial phytase on the endogenous excretions of energy, nitrogen and minerals from turkeys British Poultry Science 52: 66-71
  • V. Pirgozliev, M. R. Bedford, T. Acamovic & M. Allimehr (2011) The effects of supplementary bacterial phytase on dietary true metabiolisable energy, nutrient digestibility and endogenous losses in precision fed turkeys British Poultry Science 52: 214-220
  • V. Pirgozliev, M. R. Bedford, T. Acamovic, P. Mares & M. Allimehr (2011) The effects of supplementary bacterial phytase on dietary energy and total tract amino acid digestibility when fed to young chickens British Poultry Science 52: 245-254
  • V. Pirgozliev, M. R. Bedford & T. Acamovic (2010) The effect of dietary xylanase on energy, amino acid and mineral metabolism and egg production and quality in laying hens British Poultry Science 51: 639-647
  • V. Pirgozliev, Karadas, F., Pappas, A., Acamovic, T. & Bedford, M.R. (2010) The effect on performance, energy metabolism and hepatic carotenoid content when phytase supplemented diets were fed to broiler chickens Research in Veterinary Science 89: 202-205
  • Karadas, F., Pirgozliev, V., Pappas, A., Acamovic, T. & Bedford, M.R. (2010) Effects of different levels of dietary phytase activities on the concentration of antioxidants in the liver of growing broilers Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 94 (4): 519-526
  • V. Pirgozliev, Rose, P. & Bedford, M.R. (2010) The effect of amylose:amylopectin ratio in dietary starch on growth performances and gut morphology in broiler chickens Archiv fur Geflugelkunde 74 (1): 21-29
  • V. Pirgozliev, T. Acamovic & M. R. Bedford (2009) Previous exposure to dietary phytase reduces the endogenous energy losses from precision-fed chickens British Poultry Science 50: 598-605
  • V. Pirgozliev, T. Acamovic, M. R. Bedford & S. Chobanova (2009) Effects of bacterial phytase on the performance and dietary phytate phosphorus digestibility when fed to young poultry Zhivotnovadni Nauki 46: 51-54
  • Priyankarage, N., Rose, S.P., Silva, S.S.P & Pirgozliev, V.R. (2008) The efficiency of energy retention of broiler chickens and turkeys fed different dietary lysine concentrations British Poultry Science 49: 721-730
  • V. Pirgozliev, O. Oduguwa, T. Acamovic & M. R. Bedford (2008) Effects of dietary phytase on performance and nutrient metabolism in chickens British Poultry Science 49: 144-154
  • V. Pirgozliev, T.C. Murphy, B. Owens, J. George & M.E.E.McCann (2008) Fumaric and sorbic acid as additives in broiler feed Research in Veterinary Science 84: 387-394
  • Dei, H.K., Rose, S.P., MacKenzie, A.M. & Pirgozliev, V. (2008) Metabolisable energy of shea nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) meal for poultry Poultry Science 87: 694-699
  • V. Pirgozliev, O. Oduguwa, T. Acamovic & M. R. Bedford (2007) Effect of diets containing Esherichia coli-derived phytase to young chickens and turkeys: effects on performance, metabolisable energy, endogenous secretions and intestinal morphology Poultry Science 86: 705-713
  • Oduguwa, O., Pirgozliev, V. & Acamovic, T. (2007) Energy metabolizability and digestibility of amino acids by broilers fed malted sorghum sprouts supplemented with polyethylene glycol, charcoal, phytase and xylanase British Poultry Science 48: 55-63.
  • Pirgozliev, V., Rose, S.P. & Kettlewell, P. (2006) Effect of ambient storage of wheat samples on their nutritive value for chickens British Poultry Science 47: 342-349
  • V. Pirgozliev, S.P. Rose & S. Tchobanova (2006) Comparison of different methods for net energy determination in poultry feed: a review Zhivotnovadni Nauki 43: 81-84
  • Pirgozliev, V. & Rose, S.P (2004) Feeding wheat to broiler chickens: a review Zhivotnovadni Nauki 41: 60-67
  • Pirgozliev, V., Birch, C.L., Rose, P., Kettlewell, P. & Bedford, M. (2003) Endosperm hardness and the nutritive quality of different wheat cultivars for broiler chickens British Poultry Science 44: 464-475
  • Pirgozliev, V. (2003) Comparison between true and apparent metabolisable energy in poultry feed: a review Zhivotnovadni Nauki 40: 121-127
  • Pirgozliev, V.R., Rose, S.P. & Graybosch, R.A. (2002) Energy and amino acid availability to chickens of waxy wheat Archiv fur Geflugelkunde 66 (3): 108-113
  • Pirgozliev, V., Rose, S.P., Reppas, A. & Mihajlov, N. (2002) Influence of supplemental fat source on the heat production of chicken broilers fed wheat-based diets Zhivotnovadni Nauki 39: 63-65
  • Pirgozliev, V., Rose, P., Kettlewell, P. & Bedford, M.R. (2001) Efficiency of utilization of metabolizable energy for carcass energy retention in broiler chickens fed different wheat cultivars Canadian Journal of Animal Science 81: 99-106.
  • Rose, S.P., Pirgozliev, V., McCracken, K., McNab, J. & Miller, M. (2001) Specific weight and quality measurements on the nutritional value of four wheat cultivars for broiler chickens Aspects of Applied Biology (Wheat quality) 64: 85-86
  • Smith, A., Rose, S.P., Wells, D. & Pirgozliev, V. (2000) The effect of changing the excreta moisture of caged laying hens on the excreta and microbial contamination of their egg shells British Poultry Science 41: 168-173.
  • Smith, A., Rose, S.P., Wells, D. & Pirgozliev, V. (2000) Effect of excess dietary sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus on excreta moisture of laying hens British Poultry Science 41: 598-607
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