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The cow's genetics and changes in her rumen flora can affect how much methane she emits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.11 | Cattle

Methane from cow burps can be reduced by a two-front approach

Combing a cow’s own genetics with strategies that target changes in her rumen flora may be able to reduce methane emissions more effectively than by only selecting for low methane-emitting cows.

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.

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.

2018.09.20 | PhD Course

PhD course at AU Foulum: Animal health economics in livestock herds 3 - 7 December 2018

Target group is PhD students with a project within the area of livestock production or veterinary epidemiology.

A common cause for culling cows is lameness. Researchers have investigated if farmers, veterinarians and livestock drivers evaluate the transport fitness of cull cows uniformly. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.08.17 | DCA

Evaluation of fitness for transport of cull cows varies

In a test to see how farmers, livestock drivers and veterinarians assess the fitness for transport of cull cows based on lameness there were different opinions.

2018.08.17 | Anis

SmartCow – call for proposals

SmartCow is an EU project under the Horizon 2020 programme. 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.

2018.08.02 | Anis

"GplusE Training schools" in October and November 2018

Are you working with dairy cows as for instance a scientist, teacher or veterinarian? Then check out the GplusE Training Schools: "New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows" held 16-18 October in Romania and 27-29 November in Spain. Registration is free - max. 20 trainees - early registration is recommended.

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2018.07.09 | PhD Course

Department of Animal Science offers a PhD course on 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.

Calves are debudded to avoid harming each other or humans. Photo: Jesper Rais
In Denmark calves are debudded with the aid of a hot iron before the calves are three months old. Photo: Bodil Højlund Nielsen

2018.06.15 | DCA

Pain relief after disbudding increases animal welfare

There are welfare benefits for calves in connection with disbudding if the animals are given local anesthetic as well as pain relief in the form of NSAID instead of anesthetic on its own.

2018.06.12 | Anis

Professorships in the areas of Herd Management and Animal Health Economics

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for professorships in the areas of Herd Management and Animal Health Economics. The positions are available from 1 January 2019.

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