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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".

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…

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.

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.

A new textbook focuses on a wide range of challenges related to management of suckling and weaned piglets.

2020.11.02 | Anis

AU researchers have contributed to a new international textbook focusing on two big challenges in pig production: the suckling piglet and the weaned piglet

Two researchers from Aarhus University have contributed with chapters in the new textbook The suckling and weaned piglet. Leading, international researchers within the area have written the book, which gathers the most recent research-based biological knowledge on possibilities and challenges related to management of the suckling and weaned piglet.

2020.10.21 | Anis

PhD defence: Dietary fiber and protein: Changes in degradation, fermentation pattern and metabolic response

Yetong Xu will have her PhD defence Wednesday 28 October 2020. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to charlotte.steffensen@anis.au.dk

2020.09.11 | Anis

Ph.D.-defence: Are recommendations for indoor sows appropriate for organic sows?

Maria Eskildsen has investigated the energy- and protein intake from grazing and quantified the energy needed for maintenance, maternal retention, mobilization, milk production, thermoregulation and locomotive activity in organic sows. The PhD defense will be available online. To receive a link, please send an e-mail to…

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Lektor Jan Værum Nørgaard

Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology

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Events

Thu 23 Sep
08:49-08:49 | Copenhagen
Postponed to 2021: SEGES summit 2020: THINK Piglet Health & Nutrition
Experts from all over the world will attend the summit to discuss, share and learn more about how health, nutrition and management can improve the viability of piglets from hyperprolific sows.
Mon 01 Nov
00:00-00:00 |
Dept. of Animal Science offers a PhD course in Hands-on mass spectrometry for the analyses of minerals, amino acids, short chain fatty acids (SCFA) and other biomarkers/metabolites using quantitative and explorative techniques