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2019.11.28 | Anis

Four scientific positions available at our department

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for one professor position, one senior advisor position and two assistant professor/researcher positions.

Photo: Mathilde P. Coutant, AU

2019.11.17 | DCA

How to achieve the best effect of local anaesthesia when castrating piglets?

As from 1 January 2018, Danish farmers were given the opportunity to anaesthetize their piglets prior to surgical castration. The use of local anaesthesia prior to castration may seem an advantage to the piglets, but administration of the aesthetic drug is not painless, it does not cover the entire painful period post-castration, and only few…

2019.10.09 | Anis

New handbook: Good manure management practices

A new handbook for farmers and advisor organisations on good manure management practices is now available. The handbook is based on results and previous experiences in the EU project 'Manure Standards'. The handbook serves as an easy-to-read material also for other stakeholders from policy to agricultural education.

2019.09.17 | PhD defense

How efficiently are lactating sows utilizing the energy and protein in feed? And what happens to the utilization of dietary energy and protein when the sows are not supplied optimally with protein?

PhD defence by Trine Friis Pedersen 27 September 2019 at AU Foulum. The auditorium at 10h. All are welcome.

2019.09.16 | Cattle

SmartCow Newsletter - issue 3

The latest SmartCow Newsletter is now available. The SmartCow project integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production.

2019.09.10 | Anis

Invitation: SmartCow study tour in France 3rd of October

Are you a stakeholder, scientist, techinician or student and is concerned about issues of innovations to improve feed efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and improve the welfare of cattle? Then join this study tour at Inra Auvergne Centers, France.

[Translate to English:] Cow with activity leg sensor. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.06.26 | Anis

Guidelines for validation of sensor output for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour

Many new sensors for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour are developed and new devices are introduced in these years using different technologies. In the EU-project SmartCow, a report has been produced including a checklist to consult before a study to validate a sensor for measuring cattle behaviour.

2019.05.28 | Anis

Invitation for inauguration of two professorships 14 June 2019: Animal welfare - does it pay off?

It is a pleasure to invite you for the inauguration of two newly appointed professors, Søren Østergaard and Jan Tind Sørensen, in the areas of Animal Health Economics and Livestock herd management. The lectures will be concluded by a reception hosted by the department. Registration deadline: 7 June 2019.

2019.05.23 | PhD defense

Obesity and metabolic syndrome in miniature pigs as models for human disease

PhD student Mihai Victor Curtasu will defend his thesis 4 June in the auditorium at AU Foulum. The defence is public.

2019.05.10 | Calls

SmartCow Transnational Access: Second Call for proposals launched

The second call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) within the SmartCow project has now been launched. The TNA call makes available cattle research facilities of SmartCow partners for research by academic or industry colleagues from other (mainly EU) countries.

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