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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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[Translate to English:] Cow with activity leg sensor. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.06.26 | Anis, Cattle

Guidelines for validation of sensor output for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour

Many new sensors for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour are developed and new devices are introduced in these years using different technologies. In the EU-project SmartCow, a report has been produced including a checklist to consult before a study to validate a sensor for measuring cattle behaviour.

2019.05.28 | Anis, Cattle, People, Pigs, Poultry, Mink

Invitation for inauguration of two professorships 14 June 2019: Animal welfare - does it pay off?

It is a pleasure to invite you for the inauguration of two newly appointed professors, Søren Østergaard and Jan Tind Sørensen, in the areas of Animal Health Economics and Livestock herd management. The lectures will be concluded by a reception hosted by the department. Registration deadline: 7 June 2019.

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…

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