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So far, it can be concluded that correct summer feeding of dry cows is very essential in relation to prevention of milk fever. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2017.07.28 | Anis

Organic farmers think of milk fever in cows in different ways

How can we prevent milk fever in organic dairy cattle in the best way? A research project at Aarhus University is trying to find a solution by involving the farmers.

The most important cause of foot pad lesions in organic broiler chickens seems to be a combination of moisture and manure in the broiler house. Photo: AU

2017.07.24 | Anis

Organic broilers must have dry feet

Despite having access to an outdoor area, having more room, and exercising more than conventional broilers, organic broilers still have problems with foot pad lesions just like their conventional brethren. A new report from DCA describes causes and proposes possible preventive measures.

Danish pig farmers have decided to work on reducing sow mortality to nine percent by 2018. Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.20 | Anis

Why do sows die – and what can we do about it?

Sow mortality on Danish farms has fallen in recent years, but there is a need for more measures. A new DCA report from the Department of Animal Science charts causes and possible strategies for reducing mortality further.

2017.06.08 | Anis

Animal Welfare Conference in Copenhagen, October 2017

Come and join the two day conference on Animal Welfare in Copenhagen on October 3 and 4 2017. Themes are consumer-driven animal welfare and animal based welfare indicators. Two scientists from Department of Animal Science will give a talk on "farmers perceptions of animal welfare" and "Investing in cow-welfare".

2017.06.07 | Anis

Conference on animal behaviour in Aarhus, Denmark

Everybody working professionally with animal husbandry within the fields of housing and management has the chance of acquiring interesting and useful knowledge in August when Aarhus University is hosting an international scientific conference with the theme "Understanding animal behaviour".

2017.05.16 | Anis

Five scientific positions announced at The Department of Animal Science

Five scientific positions are announced within the areas of animal welfare and precision livestock farming, animal physiology, animal nutrition and feeding, and environmental impact of animal production.

Events

Mon 14 Aug
08:00-16:00 | AU Foulum, Blichers allé, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course: Gut biology and health
Registration deadline June 1st, 2017
Tue 03 Oct
00:00-00:00 |
Animal Welfare Conference in Copenhagen
Two day conference on Animal Welfare in Copenhagen on October 3 and 4 2017. Themes are consumer-driven animal welfare and animal based welfare indicators.
Mon 30 Oct
00:00-00:00 |
PhD-course: Hands-on targeted and untargeted LC-MS metabolomics
Registration deadline is September the 30rd 2017.
Mon 05 Mar
00:00-00:00 | Hotel Frederiksdal, Lyngby, Denmark
Ph.d-course: Animal Pain
Registration deadline: December 1st 2017