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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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2018.10.04 | Anis, Cattle

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SmartCow is an EU project under the Horizon 2020 programme for the cattle sector. The purpose of the project is to provide free access to leading cattle research facilities in France, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Denmark. The project was launched on 1 February 2018.

Pig pain and welfare researchers met at the IASP world congress to share their knowledge of pigs as production animals as well as animal models. Mette S. Herskin from Aarhus University, Dale Sandercock and Anna Sinclair from Scotland’s Rural College and Cathy Owles from University of Nottingham. 
Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University on the podium at the world congress in Boston.
One of IASP's many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focuses on pain in animals and works to integrate animal experimental research across disciplines such as ethology, veterinary science and biomedicine.

2018.10.22 | Anis, Pigs

AU researcher presented the pig as possible pain model at world congress in Boston

At the world congress in Boston in September organised by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain in pigs as a model for humans was part of the programme for the first time. Senior researcher Mette S. Herskin from AU-Foulum was among the speakers in a workshop and a satellite symposium on the use of animal models for…

2018.10.02 | Anis, Pigs

Dietary modification around farrowing is a way forward to improve piglet survival. Takele Feyera will defend his PhD thesis at AU Foulum 10 October 2018

The defence will take place in the auditorium at AU Foulum on 10 October at 12.30h. Everybody is welcome.

2018.09.25 | Cattle, PhD defense, Anis

How can calf morbidity and mortality be decreased in organic dairy herds? Mari Reiten will defend her PhD thesis at AU Foulum on 17 October 2018

In her PhD project, Mari has compared organic and conventional dairy herds in order to identify risk factors for calf morbidity and mortality.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2018.09.24 | Anis, Events

The Agroecology, Food and Environment educations celebrate their 10 year anniversary

In 2008, Aarhus University opened the doors for the first students enrolled on the Agroecology, Food and Environment educations. Since then, the educations have gained popularity, and many Danish and international students have set out to use their knowledge in the agriculture and food sectors.

EVENTS

Mon 26 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Vingsted Hotel and Conference Centre, Denmark
PhD course: Interpretation of animal stress responses
The PhD course provides a solid background of the theory and research in stress biology via lecture by leading researchers within the field. Deadline for registration: 15 September 2018
Tue 27 Nov
00:00-00:00 | INIA Madrid, Spain
GplusE Training schools
Learn about "New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows". Target audience: e.g. scientists, teachers, veterinarians. Registration is free. Deadline: 5 November 2018.
Mon 03 Dec
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum
PhD course: Animal health economics in livestock herds
3 - 7 December 2018

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