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Portrait of professor Peter Lund

2019.01.08 | Reception

On Friday 25 January 2019, Department of Animal Science will host the inauguration of Peter Lund.

The department has a new professorship in Sustainable Dairy Production. Please sign up for the inauguration and reception at AU Foulum.

2018.12.20 | Anis

PhD fellowship/scholarship: Better growth and disease persistency in weaned piglets

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Animal Science programme. The title is: "Better growth and disease persistency in weaned piglets with functional dietary ingredients". The position is available from 1 May 2019 or later.

2018.11.13 | Anis

Impact of the course of parturition and the thermal environment for piglet survival when sows give birth outdoors

Sarah-Lina Aagaard Schild will defend her PhD thesis at AU Foulum 20 November 2018. The defence will take place in the auditorium at 9h. Everybody is welcome to attend.

2018.11.13 | Anis

Handling challenges of implementing the animal welfare assessment protocol WelFur-Mink on a large scale

PhD defence by Anna Feldberg Marsbøl 20 November 2018 at AU Foulum. Meeting room 2 at 12h. All are welcome.

2018.11.08 | Mink

Nest building in farm mink - an investigation of female mink’s motivation for nest building and its effect on offspring survival

Toke Munk Schou will defend his PhD thesis 13 November 2018 at AU Foulum in the auditorium.. Everybody is welcome.

Rasmus Pedersen revealed a present for the students: a yearly study trip abroad. Photo: Louise Ring

2018.10.25 | Anis

The Agroecology, Food and Environment educations marked 10 year anniversary

Around 100 former and present students as well as Aarhus University employees showed up at "Dyrkbar" to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Agroecology, Food and Environment educations on 28 September 2018.

2018.10.04 | Anis

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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

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

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

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.

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