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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.

2017.04.19 | Anis

A Danish perspective of being a PhD student in Foulum

Uffe Krogh is a living proof that the course of life may be a result of coincidences. He thought that he was going to be a farmer, but now he is on the threshold of a scientist career at Aarhus University, De-partment of Animal Science. After his PhD defence on 1 March 2017, he got employed as a scientific as-sistant in the department until May…

Several studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between intake of whole grain and the risk of developing lifestyle diseases. Photo: Colourbox

2017.04.28 | Anis

Antibiotics counteract the beneficial effect of whole grain

Antibiotics may impede the health properties of whole grain, especially for women. A recent study conducted by Aarhus University and The Danish Cancer Society demonstrates this. The results emphasize the importance of maintaining a restrictive use of antibiotics.

Education of participants at supplementary training courses for EU inspectors at the traning center Skarrildhus in Herning.

2017.04.24 | Anis

International collaboration on supplementary training of EU inspectors in welfare for pigs

Since 2013, scientists from the Department of Animal Science have participated actively in the planning of courses and education of participants at supplementary training courses for EU inspectors. The courses are provided as part of the aim of the EU Commission to improve the welfare of pigs in the EU.

Yuan Yues Chinese supervisor knew AU Foulum from a visit as a guest scientist and recommended her to apply for a position here and she is very happy to be in Denmark.

2017.02.28 | Anis

A Chinese perspective of being a PhD student in Foulum

Yuan Yue from China tells about her experiences as an international student at the Department of Ani-mal Science, Aarhus University. According to Yuan Yue, there are big differences between Denmark and China when it comes to being a PhD student. She likes the Danish work environment, there are good research facilities and a good cooperation across…

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