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Pig pain and welfare researchers met at the IASP world congress to share their knowledge of pigs as production animals as well as animal models. Mette S. Herskin from Aarhus University, Dale Sandercock and Anna Sinclair from Scotland’s Rural College and Cathy Owles from University of Nottingham. 
Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University on the podium at the world congress in Boston.
One of IASP's many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focuses on pain in animals and works to integrate animal experimental research across disciplines such as ethology, veterinary science and biomedicine.

2018.10.22 | Anis

AU researcher presented the pig as possible pain model at world congress in Boston

At the world congress in Boston in September organised by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain in pigs as a model for humans was part of the programme for the first time. Senior researcher Mette S. Herskin from AU-Foulum was among the speakers in a workshop and a satellite symposium on the use of animal models for…

2018.10.02 | Anis

Dietary modification around farrowing is a way forward to improve piglet survival. Takele Feyera will defend his PhD thesis at AU Foulum 10 October 2018

The defence will take place in the auditorium at AU Foulum on 10 October at 12.30h. Everybody is welcome.

2018.10.02 | Pigs

New project to minimise heat stress in pigs

Heat stress in highly productive sows in subtropical and tropical regions is a major problem, and if the sows are not cooled down, the consequences can have major economic and animal welfare impacts. A new ventilation project will tackle this issue.

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.

Knowledge on the clinical condition of culled sows prior to being transported to the abattoir is very limited. Photo: Carsten Kjærulf Christensen

2018.09.04 | DCA

New knowledge on the condition of cull sows prior to transportation to the abattoir

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to study the condition of cull sows on the day of transportation to slaughter.

New feeds and feeding strategies for sows can increase the number of liveborn piglets. Stock photo

2018.08.05 | Anis

Smart sow feeding leads to better piglet survival

Researchers from Aarhus University are collaborating with the industry on developing new feeding strategies and feed products that can improve piglet survival markedly.

Photo from Colorbox

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.

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.

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Pig coordinator

Lektor Jan Værum Nørgaard

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

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Events

Mon 26 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Vingsted Hotel and Conference Centre, Denmark
PhD course: 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. Deadline for registration: 15 September 2018