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As of March, 1st, 2021, Peter K. Theil is appointed professor in nutrition and lactation physiology at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.

2021.03.03 | Anis

New professor in nutrition and lactation physiology at AU

As of March, 1st, 2021, Department of Animal Science has appointed Peter K. Theil professor in nutrition and lactation physiology. With this appointment, the department strengthens its research within nutrition, lactation physiology and productivity in pigs, thus stands up among the world’s top universities when it comes to research in sustainable…

2021.02.03 | Anis

Three animal welfare researchers from AU contribute to revision of EU’s animal welfare legislation

Three researchers from Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University are part of EFSA’s expert groups, and ensuring that the most recent research-based knowledge is available when the European animal welfare legislation is being revised in the years to come.

2021.02.02 | Anis

AU Foulum takes part in the BBC broadcast “Farmers on the frontline” concerning research in climate friendly cattle production

In a new episode of the BBC series “Follow the Food” entitled “Farmers on the frontline”, they visit Department of Animal Science at AU Foulum. Professor Mette O. Nielsen tells about the most recent research in climate friendly cattle (from app. 2:55 to 11:32). You will find the episode “Farmers on the frontline” when you scroll down the site.

Photo 1: Sows leaving the truck When sows leave the truck at the entrance to the slaughterhouse, blocking may occur as they respond to the new surroundings. Photo 2: The new ramp: A new platform/gangway next to the sow ramp, ensuring that handlers do not disturb the sows by walking among them – in the opposite direction. Photos by Mette S. Herskin.

2021.02.15 | Anis

Research leads to improved conditions for cull sows

Each year, more than half a million Danish sows are sent for slaughter, but only limited research exists as to the welfare of these animals upon arrival at the slaughterhouse. Now, results from a Master thesis have led to improved conditions for cull sows at Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Skærbæk.

2021.01.20 | Anis

Stig Purup – new adjunct professor at Aalborg University

Senior researcher Stig Purup from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, has been assigned the renowned title as adjunct professor at Aalborg University affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience.

2020.12.18 | Anis

Smart Cow Newsletter - issue 5

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.

2021.01.06 | Anis

Video tour at the new Danish Cattle Research Centre

Welcome to a guided video tour in the new research facilities at the Danish Cattle Research Centre (DKC), Aarhus University.

The project focuses on what rearing her own calf means to the cow, including the strength of the maternal bond and how it affects the cow’s emotions. It investigates how motivated cows are to be with their calves, and whether cows that are with their calves are more optimistic. Photo: Maja Bertelsen.

2021.01.29 | Anis

A new AU project examines what it means to the cow to be with her calf

In a newly started project at Aarhus University, the researchers investigate what it means for the cow’s welfare to rear her own calf. They will focus on the cow’s bonding to the calf and the cow’s emotional state. The three-year project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

A study from AU shows, that extra care should be taken when trimming cows late in gestation, as it may increase the risk of abortion.  Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2021.01.06 | Anis

Hoof trimming late in gestation increases the risk of abortion

A study from AU, based on a large data set from the Danish Cattle Database, demonstrates that hoof trimming late in gestation increases the risk of abortion in dairy cows.

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