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The most important cause of foot pad lesions in organic broiler chickens seems to be a combination of moisture and manure in the broiler house. Photo: AU

2017.07.24 | Anis

Organic broilers must have dry feet

Despite having access to an outdoor area, having more room, and exercising more than conventional broilers, organic broilers still have problems with foot pad lesions just like their conventional brethren. A new report from DCA describes causes and proposes possible preventive measures.

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".

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.

2016.11.28 | Anis

Poultry scientist from the Department of Animal Science re-appointed member of the Board of the Poultry Tax Foundation

As per November 1, senior scientist Sanna Steenfeldt from the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University has been re-appointed member of the Board of the Poultry 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.

2016.08.17 | Anis

Open Farm Day at Aarhus University in Foulum

Aarhus University in Foulum will open its doors to visitors on September 18. Drop by and discover the world of modern farming and research.

2016.05.30 | Anis

Erysipelas - an emerging disease in animal friendly production systems for poultry and pigs

Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is well-known, but basic knowledge particularly on the infection in chickens, is lacking. A new project (EryPoP) will provide novel information that will enable scientifically based guidelines to prevent future erysipelas outbreaks.

The Feed-a-gene project aims to improve monogastric livestock production systems (pigs, poultry and rabbits) in order to increase overall efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.

2016.05.10 | Anis

Sustainability of livestock production - the focus of the EU Feed-a-Gene project

A large and ambitious EU project will be looking on ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of pig and poultry production. This is to be achieved by developing new feeds, feeding technologies and management systems and by the selection of more robust and adaptable animals.

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Poultry coordinator

Senior researcher Sanna Steenfeldt

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

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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