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Margit Bak Jensen has been appointed professor in behavioural needs and stress biology at Department of Animal Science, AU.

2021.03.12 | Anis

With a new professorship, Aarhus University prioritises research in livestock welfare and behavioural needs

As of 1 March 2021, Margit Bak Jensen has been appointed professor in behavioural needs and stress biology at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. The department is already acknowledged internationally for its research in animal welfare, and with this professorship the department strengthens its position even further in this field of…

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…

A study from AU shows that even relatively minor impairment of walking ability in broiler chickens are associated with behavioural changes, such as increased inactivity, less mobility and higher occurrence of abnormal behaviour than chickens with normal gait. Photo: Colourbox.

2021.05.04 | Anis

What does it mean for a broiler chicken to have reduced walking ability?

Together with colleagues from Bristol University and Scottish Rural University College, researchers at Aarhus University have conducted a study of what it means for broiler chickens to have reduced walking abilities without actually being lame. The results show that even broilers with a minor impairment of walking ability show signs of welfare…

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.