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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 provides a solid background of the theory and research in stress biology via lecture by leading researchers within the field.

2018.06.12 | Anis

Scientific career positions in physiology, nutrition and disease prevention of monogastric animals

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for three positions in sustainable feeding and nutritional physiology and disease prevention of monogastric production animals available from 1 November 2018 or soon thereafter.

New research results show, that the risk of tail damage was lowered to the same level as with tail docking, if straw provision and lowered stocking density were combined. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen
Pen with high risk of tail damage in the close future - tail posture has changed. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen

2018.05.15 | Anis

Prevention of tail biting demands extra effort

New research suggests that farmers need to use multiple preventive measures to prevent tail biting in slaughter pigs, especially if they raise pigs with intact tails. Besides risk reduction, it may also be necessary to include early warning strategies to hinder tail damage.

2018.05.03 | Pigs

Invitation for inauguration of two professorships 17 May 2018

Lene Juul Pedersen and Charlotte Lauridsen are newly appointed as professores at Department of Animal Science.

2018.04.09 | Research

Department of Animal Science has three vacant PhD positions.

Two of the positions focus on dairy cows and the last on pigs. Application deadline is 1 May 2018

2018.04.05 | PhD defense

Production of slaughter pigs without tail biting and tail docking - Mona L.V. Larsen will have her PhD defence on April 9 at AU Foulum

Mona researched ways to prevent tail biting when raising pigs for slaughter without using tail docking. The results showed that in this study tail docking could be replaced if the pigs were both provided with straw and offered more space per pig. This result may make the farmer more confident to raise pigs without tail docking

2018.06.21 | Research

Antimicrobial resistance – Aarhus University leads the way in Europe

The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge is a fact. At an exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels in November 2017, researchers from Aarhus University gave a status of the research within the field and presented their suggestions for possible future solutions to the problem.

2018.03.21 | 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.

2018.01.17 | Anis

Interested in blue mussel, seaweed, insects and sustainable animal production?

PhD fellowship/scholarship available at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Animal Science programme. The position is available from 1 May 2018 or later.

2017.11.23 | Anis

Experienced scientist position: Tenured associate professor in sustainable feeding and nutrition of pigs

Are you the talented candidate who can strengthen and complement our ongoing research in feeding and nutrition science in the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University? We invite highly qualified applicants for a tenured associate professor/senior scientist position in sustainable feeding and nutrition of pigs. An internationally excellent…

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Pig coordinator

Lektor Jan Værum Nørgaard

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

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