Rita Payan-Carreira

University of Évora

Rita Payan Carreira earned her veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1985. For some years, she parted her activity as a veterinary practitioner and teacher. After almost 32 years teaching at Univ. of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, she recently moved to the University of Évora (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine), where she teaches diverse courses in the field of Animal Reproduction; Reproductive Tract Histopathology and Infeccious Diseases; she has participated in several joint academic activities with foreign universities. Since 2013, she is also the President of the Portuguese Society for Animal Reproduction. Her primary research areas include the molecular markers of the endometrial cycle and fertility and the embryo–maternal interaction, as well as the reproductive physiology and disorders of sexual development. She has also conducted some studies on pedagogical strategies fostering the critical thinking in higher education, in particular, to strengthen the clinical competencies in students. Often, she supervises students preparing their master or doctoral thesis. She is also a frequent referee for diverse journals in the area. For further information on her scientific publications, please use the following link: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5225-4510.

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Under the title "Insights from Veterinary Medicine", this book presents original research results and reviews flashing several distinctive aspects of the Veterinary Medicine Sciences, in which the knowledge has continuously increased over the past decades. Veterinary and Human Medicine have been developed in close association, in part as a reflection of the intertwined relationship found between animals and humans since the establishment of first civilizations. Humans and animals share common mechanisms of disease, thus serving as spontaneous models for the study of particular disorders, such as tumors and cardiac diseases. Furthermore, concerns on the deleterious side-effects of contaminants, in particular over the endocrine axis regulating different body functions and fertility, are on the table, as animals may serve as sentinels for environmental quality. In addition, the quality of the animal life with regards to both health and welfare also contribute to the quality of human life, and food-animal health and safety are safeguards against the disruption of the food chain. The Veterinary Medicine field has broadened its scope of action, and nowadays it encompasses much more than the veterinary medical practice. Similarly, a wide field of knowledge was covered in this book. Even so, it was our goal to provide you with current advanced resources in different veterinary science disciplines.

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