The general aim is to generate new knowledge about domestic animals' physiological and production related responses to nutrition and feeding through studies of the basic qualitative and quantitative digestive, absorptive and metabolic processes. Further, the aim is to identify suitable biomarkers for physiological imbalances and nutrient status in order to develop production effective and sustainable feeding strategies covering the nutrient requirements of the animals in changing physiological stages.
Primary focus areas
Digestive and nutritional physiology; Organ and production physiology; Biomarkers; Bio modelling; Feedstuff chemistry and applied analytical chemistry and biochemistry.
The perspectives include development of new sustainable feeding strategies and nutrient standards in the primary industry and research based service of the authorities concerning the agricultural sector's improvement of the nutrient utilisation and reduction of the environmental impact. By combining new technology, knowledge of the animals' physiology and the use of biomarkers, the perspective includes sustainable improvement of the domestic animals' health, welfare and production with a high foodstuff security and product quality.