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2018.12.20 | Anis

PhD fellowship/scholarship: Better growth and disease persistency in weaned piglets

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Animal Science programme. The title is: "Better growth and disease persistency in weaned piglets with functional dietary ingredients". The position is available from 1 May 2019 or later.

2018.11.13 | Anis

Impact of the course of parturition and the thermal environment for piglet survival when sows give birth outdoors

Sarah-Lina Aagaard Schild will defend her PhD thesis at AU Foulum 20 November 2018. The defence will take place in the auditorium at 9h. Everybody is welcome to attend.

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.

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Pig coordinator

Lektor Jan Værum Nørgaard

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

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Events

Mon 17 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Copenhagen
Conference: ZeroZincSummit 2019
Weaning of robust and healthy piglets – without use of medical zinc and with a minimal use of antibiotics.
Mon 12 Aug
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum
PhD course: Gut Biology and Health 2019
PhD course at AU Foulum from 12-23 August 2019.