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2018.07.12 | Anis

Seafood for laying hens

From May until September 2018, researchers from Aarhus University will run an experiment on a commercial organic farm to test replacement of fishmeal with mussel meal fed to laying hens.

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.

2018.06.12 | Anis

Associate Professor or Senior Scientist in Immunological Methods and Immune System of Production Animals

Do you have broad research expertise in basic immunology and host-pathogen interaction? The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a position in immunological methods and immune system of production animals available from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter.

PhD student Atefeh Berenjian (left) and bachelor student Maud van der Brand weigh broilers as part of a study of broiler walking ability. In the background broiler gait traits are being evaluated. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.23 | DCA

Why do some broilers have gait problems and how does it affect them?

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to focus on causes and effects of impaired walking ability, that is not decidedly lameness, in conventional broilers.

Many egg layers have injuries to their keel bones, irrespective of production type. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.09 | DCA

Keel bone fractures in laying hens affect animal welfare

In a recent review, researchers from Aarhus University conclude that keel bone fractures in laying hens are an animal welfare problem.

2018.04.13 | Poultry

Fernanda Tahamtani from Department of Animal Science received a grant from CostAction GroupHouseNet to work on a study on feather picking

The grant allowed Fernanda to go on a Short Term Scientific Mission to Bratislava to the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Slovakia from February to March.

Legumes such as lupines, broad beans and peas have a high protein content and can be grown for feed in Denmark. However, the methionine content is low and thus not an ideal protein source for poultry. Photo: Klaus Horsted

2018.07.18 | Anis

Danish green protein and mussel meal for organic poultry and pigs is a possibility

Researchers from Aarhus University have investigated the possibilities for growing Danish protein feed for organic pigs and poultry. The alternatives include legumes, protein from green biomass and mussel meal.

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.

2018.01.17 | 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.

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Poultry coordinator

Senior researcher Sanna Steenfeldt

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

Contact info


Mon 17 Jun
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum, Blichers allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course: Carbohydrates with emphasis on nutrition and intestinal health of non-ruminant animals