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Aarhus University, Department of Animal Science, is one of the participants in a new big H2020 project linking extensive husbandry production to the production of quality meat from pigs and poultry.
Two new organic projects at AU Foulum focus on sustainable slaughter pig production with 100% locally produced feed as well as meat quality and shelf life.
An EU project, including participants from Aarhus University, is going to develop a new decision tool that can help pig producers reduce the prevalence of tail bites on their farm.
In all probability, early allocation of probiotics to piglets can contribute to strengthening the pigs’ immune system so that they become more robust – both at weaning as well as in other situations in which the pigs are at high risk of developing intestinal infections. This is what new research from Aarhus University indicates.
As of 1 September 2021, Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University has appointed Peter T. Thomsen professor of management of welfare-related production diseases in livestock herds.
From May 15th 2021 Gavin L. Simpson has been employed as assistant professor in applied biometrics at the Department of Animal Science, section of Health, Aarhus University in a four year position.
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 species can be managed during biomedical studies in order to improve the animal welfare.
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".
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 research.
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 livestock production.
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Lektor Jan Værum Nørgaard
Department of Animal Science, Animal nutrition and physiology
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