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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.

The three compound feed mixtures + control mixture (left) tested in the experiment, in which clover grass protein constitutes an increasing part of feed raw protein. The darker the colour, the higher clover content of grass protein in the compound feed. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.
Pigs in the experiment. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen

2020.02.10 | Anis

Green protein is good for pigs

Experiments carried out at Aarhus University in Foulum demonstrate that green protein extracted from clover grass is a very useful diet for pigs. This applies to both pig welfare, growth, feed utilization as well as meat quality and taste.

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…