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Associate professor Janne Winther Christensen carries out research in horses at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Foulum. She has conducted a unique long-term study of the development of fearful behaviour from foal to adult horse. Photo: Viborg Stifts Folkeblad.

2021.02.03 | Anis, Horses, DCA

Fear testing of foals can contribute to higher safety in the equestrian sports

A new study at Aarhus University shows that it is possible to identify fearful horses at a very early age by means of an objective fear test. This gives a better opportunity of ensuring that especially sensitive horses are placed in capable hands from the beginning. And this is good news both for the rider’s safety and the horse’s welfare.

Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU Foto

2020.11.09 | Anis, DCA, Mink

Culling of mink at AU Foulum

Due to COVID-19, all mink at AU Foulum’s experimental farm will be destroyed. The department is currently trying to establish an overview of the consequences for research as well as the employees.

Day-old chicks. File photo: Janne Hansen, AU.

2020.11.09 | Anis, Poultry, DCA

Hatching broilers in stables rather than in hatcheries increases animal welfare

A new study at Department of Animal Science shows that hatching broilers on-farm rather than in hatcheries results in a number of benefits: The chicks rest more, take up more feed, weigh more and have a lower mortality.

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