Via the links below you can find information about current research activities, -projects and -results on all of the research areas at the Department of Animal Science.
The Department of Animal Science aims to be visible in society in general, e.g. by strong cooperative relations with knowledge institutions, trade and industry as well as companies in Denmark and abroad. The research activities are often accomplished in cooperation with other national or international research environments, industrial partners or industrial associations.
2016.08.17 | Anis, Poultry, Cattle, Pigs, DCA
Aarhus University in Foulum will open its doors to visitors on September 18. Drop by and discover the world of modern farming and research.
2016.05.30 | Anis, Poultry, Pigs, DCA
Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is well-known, but basic knowledge particularly on the infection in chickens, is lacking. A new project (EryPoP) will provide novel information that will enable scientifically based guidelines to prevent future erysipelas outbreaks.
2016.06.03 | Cattle, Anis
The routine breeding value assessment for reproductive performance in Denmark and Sweden may be improved by means of activity-based fertility traits. This is demonstrated by results from a recently finished PhD project. In addition, it has been demonstrated that the genetic variation in reproductive performance changes in relation to calving…
2016.05.26 | Anis, Pigs, DCA
A recently finished research project investigated the farmer’s possibilities to identify gastric ulcers in pig herds and examined whether adding hemp to the feed might solve the problem. The results show that meal feed seems to be the best strategy if you want to prevent gastric ulcers in pigs.
2016.05.10 | Anis, Poultry, Pigs, DCA
A large and ambitious EU project will be looking on ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of pig and poultry production. This is to be achieved by developing new feeds, feeding technologies and management systems and by the selection of more robust and adaptable animals.