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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

2018.03.21 | PhD Course

PhD course at AU Foulum: Animal health economics in livestock herds 28 May - 1 June 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…

2017.11.23 | Anis

Tenure-Track opportunity: Tenure-track position in nutrition and physiology of pigs

Are you interested in the nutrition and physiology of pigs, and can you contribute to the development of the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University with a strong academic profile as an assistant professor/researcher? If you are a talented scientist, Aarhus University can offer you very attractive career perspectives, as a tenure-track…

2017.12.08 | Anis

Abattoir lesions found on finishing pigs are associated with the production system

When it comes to the type of damages pigs risk to incur during growth, it is relevant in which production system they grow up. We see great differences between herds within conventional indoor, conventional free-range and organic finisher pig production. Thus, according to a study from Aarhus University there seems to be possibilities for…

Ensuring a more constant energy supply across the day for sows prior to farrowing, there is a great potential for reducing the number of stillborn piglets and thus increasing piglet survival markedly. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.09 | Anis

More frequent daily sow feedings reduces the number of stillborn piglets

If sows are fed at least three times daily, they will repay with shorter farrowings and considerably fewer stillborn piglets. This is the clear result of a new study carried out by scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.

2017.10.23 | Anis

Ph.d- defense: Piglet mortalilty in Danish organic pig production

Lena Rangstrup-Christensen will defend her Ph.d. 3 November 2017. The study is the first large scale study investigating risk factors for piglet mortality and causes of death within a commercial organic production setting and new knowledge has been generated with a potential to lower piglet mortality in the future.

Some organic farmers use only a low level of antimicrobial medicine, but on most organic farms a major effort would be needed to reduce this level to something approaching zero. Photo: AU Foulum

2017.11.01 | Anis

Antimicrobial-free organic production seems within reach

Production without the use of antimicrobials can be within reach for many organic farms with a targeted health-promoting effort. A recent report from Aarhus University examines the possibilities of establishing organic production concepts for dairy and pig farming without using antimicrobials. The report also mentions the importance of rethinking…

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