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Study programmes at 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.


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Aarhus University
Blichers Alle 20
DK-8830 Tjele
Phone: +45 8715 6000


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2017.02.15 | Anis, Pigs

PhD defence: Mammary nutrient uptake and output of high-prolific sows

Uffe Krogh is defending his PhD about uptake of nutrients by the mammary glands of high-prolific sows. The results contribute to the understanding of the quantitative metabolism and utilization of nutrients in the mammary glands and provides insight into potential limiting factors for the production of colostrum and milk.

2017.02.10 | Anis, Pigs

PhD defence: Skatole production in the pig gut

The 20th of February Xiaoqiong Li will defend her PhD about skatole production in the pig gut. Skatole is responsible for boar taint, an off-odor and off-flavor taint released upon heating meat. Surgical castration is common practice to prevent boar taint. With an EU declaration aiming at ending surgical castration by January 2018, it becomes…

Soy beans often contain glyphosate residues. A new project will examine potential effects when farm animals are exposed to glyphosate residues via the feed. Photo: Colourbox.  
In the project, the effect of glyphosate on the microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract and on mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity. Photo: Colourbox.

2017.02.03 | Anis, Poultry, Cattle, Pigs, DCA

Can glyphosate residues in the feed affect the health of farm animals?

Scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University have received a 10-mio DDK grant from the VELUX FOUNDATIONS for a project examining whether residues of glyphosate in the feed will affect the health of farm animals.

2017.01.13 | Anis, Cattle

AU Summer course: Feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds

Registration is now open for the AU Summer course "Feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds", which takes place from the 7th to the 17th August 2017 at Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole in Viborg, Denmark. Here you will learn how and why to plan feeding of dairy cows with a group of international students. Registration deadline is the 15th March…

2017.02.01 | Anis, Mink, DCA

The WelFur protocol is now available for all European fur breeders

From January 2017, fur animal welfare assessment according to the WelFur protocol will be available for all European fur breeders. The WelFur protocols were developed by scientists from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University together with five other countries.


Mon 27 Feb
00:00-00:00 |
Ph.d. course: Measuring and assessing animal welfare at herd level
Wed 01 Mar
10:00-14:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Mammary nutrient uptake and output of high-prolific sows
Uffe Krogh from the Department of Animal Science will defend his PhD on Wednesday March 1.
Thu 27 Apr
00:00-00:00 | Leuven, Belgium
International Conference for Youth in Agriculture
A 4-day International Conference aims to bring 100 young, internationally students together to create new ideas in order to solve major social problems through their agricultural expertise and passion.
Mon 26 Jun
00:00-00:00 |
PhD course: Carbohydrates with emphasis on nutrition and intestinal health on non-ruminant animals
Registration deadline: June 1st 2017

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