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New English textbook on welfare of pigs: ”Animal welfare in practice: Pigs”.

2020.04.02 | Anis

AU researchers provide input to a new international textbook on welfare in pigs

A new English textbook on welfare of pigs brings research-based knowledge to those working with the animals on a daily basis. The book is available in many countries, and acknowledged welfare researchers from around the world – including five researchers from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University – have contributed to the book with their…

In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus University has conducted a questionnaire survey among drivers transporting cull sows to a large Danish slaughterhouse. Photo: Mette S. Herskin.

2020.04.01 | Anis

What do livestock drivers transporting sows think about fitness for transport and animal welfare during transport?

New knowledge about a professional group – the drivers – who are key to securing animals’ welfare during transport but rarely included in research projects.

2020.03.26 | Cattle

Professorship in the area of production and lactation physiology in ruminants

Department of Animal Science invites invites highly qualified applicants to apply for a professorship in the area of production and lactation physiology in ruminants. Deadline for application is 10 May 2020.

2020.03.24 | Anis

Join SEGES Summit 2020

Invitation to the SEGES Summit 2020: Think Piglet Health and Nutrition will be held on 24-25 September 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experts from all over the world will attend the summit to discuss, share and learn more about how health, nutrition and management can improve the viability of piglets from hyperprolific sows.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Colourbox

2020.03.25 | Anis

Nanobodies against diarrhoea in piglets

Based on antibodies from llamas, a new, biological remedy to reduce diarrhoea in piglets may constitute an environmentally friendly alternative to medicinal zinc added to feed rations. The Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) funds almost 11 million DKK to further develop the product for market approval. Researchers from Department…

The new project is to form the basis of combining new feed mixtures that can be provided to the sows during the winter period when the grass supply in the field is minimal, hence not contributing to the sows’ energy intake. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.01 | Anis

New project: Feeding organic sows during winter

In the future, organic pig producers must be able to feed their sows more optimally during the winter period. AU researchers lead a new project with the purpose of developing new feed mixtures for organic sows fed silage during winter. The nutrition must be better adapted to the sows’ need, thus increasing the feed efficiency, reducing the loss of…

Events

Thu 24 Sep
08:49-08:49 | Copenhagen
SEGES summit 2020: THINK Piglet Health & Nutrition
Experts from all over the world will attend the summit to discuss, share and learn more about how health, nutrition and management can improve the viability of piglets from hyperprolific sows. Deadline for abstract submission is 1st May 2020.