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2019.05.23 | PhD defense

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

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

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…

The pigs are fed a diet in which part of the protein comes from clover grass.

2019.02.28 | DCA

Putting grass protein to the test

A group of researchers is currently examining whether it will be possible to replace traditional protein sources with protein from clover grass in organic pig feed. They are rather optimistic.

The next Call for proposals will be launched in April 2019. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.02.12 | Anis

New funding opportunity for dairy and beef research

Funding has just been announced for eleven new projects funded by the EU SmartCow project. The new projects cover a wide range of nutrition and feed topics – with important effects on product quality, greenhouse gas emissions and animal welfare. The next Call for Proposals will be launched in April 2019.

Cows in the study during transport. Photo: Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen.

2019.01.31 | Anis

New knowledge about transport of cull cows to slaughter

Transport of dairy cows to slaughter may result in deterioration of their clinical condition. New research from the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, may play a part in improving animal welfare during transport and contribute to the debate about the concept of fitness for transport.

WelFur has been promoted as a so-called “Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation Initiative” by the European Commission, which is a great stamp of approval.  Photo: Mette Graves Madsen.

2019.03.07 | Anis

Distinguished acknowledgement of the animal welfare programme WelFur

The animal welfare programme WelFur has been promoted as a so-called “Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation Initiative” by the European Commission. It is the first animal welfare-focussing programme ever to achieve the stamp of approval by the Commission.

2019.01.28 | PhD defense

Fibrous pulp from green protein extraction is a valuable forage for dairy cows

PhD student Vinni Kragbæk Damborg, Department of Animal Science will defend her thesis on Friday 1 February 2019 in the auditorium at AU Foulum, 9.30h. All are welcome.

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.

2018.11.13 | 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.

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