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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.
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.
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.
A study at Aarhus University shows that hoof trimming around drying off is associated with a 20% lower odds of dairy cows developing sole ulcers in the following lactation. However, be aware not to trim too close to calving as this may be associated with an increased risk of abortion.
Welcome to a guided video tour in the new research facilities at the Danish Cattle Research Centre (DKC), Aarhus University.
Deadline for application is 7 March 2021.