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2020.04.29 | Anis

The 4th SmartCow newsletter is now available

The 4th SmartCow newsletter is now available! For receiving the future issues it is possible to sign up for the newsletter at smartcow.eu. SmartCow 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.

2020.04.24 | Anis

SEGES summit is postponed to 2021

The conference SEGES summit - THINK Piglet Health & Nutrition 2020, that was planned in September in Copenhagen, is postponed one year due to the Covid-19 situation.

Studies conducted by the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, show that mainly the natural form of vitamin E in the feed is segregated to the cow’s milk. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2020.05.07 | Anis

The cow favours natural over synthetic vitamin E for the cow milk

When the cow is fed grass with a naturally high vitamin E content, the milk’s content of vitamin E is higher than when the cow is primarily fed feed containing synthetic vitamin E. The explanation is that the cow favours natural vitamin E over synthetic vitamin E. This is what studies conducted by researchers at AU Foulum show. The results have…

One of the equipages from the study wearing a weight vest with extra weight from lead blocks. In total, 20 equipages were included in the study. Photo: KA Photo.

2020.05.11 | Anis

Do rider weight and balance affect horse welfare?

It seems like the rider’s weight does not affect the horse’s welfare as much previously expected. Neither the horse’s stress hormone level, heart rate nor behaviour was affected during moderate work when the rider gained 25% weight in a project conducted by Aarhus University. However, the horses showed signs of discomfort and stress if the rider’s…

2020.04.20 | Anis

Ph.D. position: Welfare in farm mink

A new Ph.d. position is now available: Welfare in farm mink –which cage resources do mink perceive as beneficial?" Deadline for application is "May 1st 2020.