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2021.04.07 | Anis

FACCE ERA-GAS would like to invite you to register for the FACCE ERA-GAS Greenhouse Gas Research Breakfast Club

The initiative is targeted at post-doctoral researchers and PhD students and will include: "Presentations from eminent scientists on cutting edge research topics related to GHG monitoring and mitigation from agriculture and forestry" and "Career Development presentations for PhD students and post-docs".

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2021.04.12 | News

Focus on quality and transparency at the first European seminar on science-based policy advice in the field of agriculture and environment

There are major differences in status and organization of science-based policy advice among the European member states. However, the challenges are often the same, and cooperation among providers of science-based policy advice could increase quality. That was one of the take home messages from the first European seminar on science-based policy…

A new book focuses on how laboratory animals should be housed, treated and handled as well as on how to improve their welfare. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2021.05.04 | Anis

Researcher from Aarhus University contributes to new textbook on management of experimental animals – focusing on the pig

Together with colleagues from University of Copenhagen and NOVO, senior researcher Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University (AU) has contributed to a new textbook on: “Animal-centric Care and Management: Enhancing Refinement in Biomedical Research”. In their chapter of the book, they focus on pigs and how this animal…

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.

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.

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