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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
E-mail: anis@au.dk

 

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2019.05.23 | PhD defense, Anis, Pigs

Obesity and metabolic syndrome in miniature pigs as models for human disease

PhD student Mihai Victor Curtasu will defend his thesis 4 June in the auditorium at AU Foulum. The defence is public.

2019.05.10 | Calls, Anis, Cattle

SmartCow Transnational Access: Second Call for proposals launched

The second call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) within the SmartCow project has now been launched. The TNA call makes available cattle research facilities of SmartCow partners for research by academic or industry colleagues from other (mainly EU) countries.

Cull sows arrived at the slaughter plant. Photo: Carsten Kjærulff Christensen.

2019.04.09 | Anis, Pigs, DCA

How do cull sows respond to the transport to the slaughter plant?

New research from the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, shows that transport of cull sows to the slaughter plant in many cases involves a deterioration of the sows’ physical condition compared to before they were loaded on the truck. The results may play a part in improving animal welfare during transport and contribute to the…

The pigs are fed a diet in which part of the protein comes from clover grass.

2019.02.28 | DCA, Anis

Putting grass protein to the test

A group of researchers is currently examining whether it will be possible to replace traditional protein sources with protein from clover grass in organic pig feed. They are rather optimistic.

The next Call for proposals will be launched in April 2019. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.02.12 | Anis, Cattle

New funding opportunity for dairy and beef research

Funding has just been announced for eleven new projects funded by the EU SmartCow project. The new projects cover a wide range of nutrition and feed topics – with important effects on product quality, greenhouse gas emissions and animal welfare. The next Call for Proposals will be launched in April 2019.

EVENTS

Tue 04 Jun
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, AU Foulum
PhD defence: Obesity and metabolic syndrome in miniature pigs as models for human disease
PhD student Mihai Victor Curtasu, Department of Animal Science
Mon 17 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Copenhagen
Conference: ZeroZincSummit 2019
Weaning of robust and healthy piglets – without use of medical zinc and with a minimal use of antibiotics.
Mon 17 Jun
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum, Blichers allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course: Carbohydrates with emphasis on nutrition and intestinal health of non-ruminant animals

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