News and events - pigs

NEWS

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.

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.

Soy beans often contain glyphosate residues. A new project will examine potential effects when farm animals are exposed to glyphosate residues via the feed. Photo: Colourbox.  
In the project, the effect of glyphosate on the microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract and on mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity. Photo: Colourbox.

2017.02.03 | Anis

Can glyphosate residues in the feed affect the health of farm animals?

Scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University have received a 10-mio DDK grant from the VELUX FOUNDATIONS for a project examining whether residues of glyphosate in the feed will affect the health of farm animals.

2016.12.19 | Anis

Registration for ISAE 2017 is open

The international conference ISAE 2017 is being held in Aarhus, Denmark 7-10 August 2017. The conference is organized by the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. The theme is "Understanding animal behaviour" and registration is open until July 20, 2017. Deadline for abstract submission is February 5th, 2017.

2016.12.08 | Anis

PhD-defence: Characterisation of the piglet gut microbiota

Tuesday 13 December, Ann-Sofie Riis Poulsen will defend her ph.d. Her new research findings contribute to the understanding of how different host- and non-host related factors influence the development of the piglet gut microbiota, and how such factors may be exploited for improving piglet gut health.

2016.12.08 | Anis

Professor from the Department of Animal Science appointed member of the Board of the Pig Production Tax Foundation

As per November 1, professor Hanne Damgaard Poulsen from the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University has been appointed member of the Board of the Pig Production Tax Foundation.

A current project focuses on mealworms because they can be a viable alternative to other protein sources. Photo: Teknologisk Institut

2017.08.08 | Anis

The insects are coming!

Denmark will be the pioneering country for sustainable industrial insect production for food and feed. This is the goal of a new project in which researchers from Aarhus University, in collaboration with colleagues and the industry, will use organic by-products and waste products to raise insects on a large scale.

Showing results 1 to 10 of 55

1 2 3 4 5 6 Next

Pig coordinator

Professor Hanne Damgaard Poulsen

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

Contact info

Events

Mon 14 Aug
08:00-16:00 | AU Foulum, Blichers allé, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course: Gut biology and health
Registration deadline June 1st, 2017
Tue 03 Oct
00:00-00:00 |
Animal Welfare Conference in Copenhagen
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.
Mon 05 Mar
00:00-00:00 | Hotel Frederiksdal, Lyngby, Denmark
Ph.d-course: Animal Pain
Registration deadline: December 1st 2017