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AU takes part in a project which is to develop a new system for assessing welfare in broilers. The system consists of a combination of camera technologies and advanced data analyses (machine learning) Photo: Colourbox.

2021.04.23 | Anis

A new technology for surveillance of broiler chickens’ welfare is on its way

AU takes part in the large international project “SMART Broiler” which is to develop a system for surveillance of welfare in poultry by means of camera technology and advanced image analysis.

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".

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…

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.

2021.01.20 | 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.

Day-old chicks. File photo: Janne Hansen, AU.

2020.11.09 | Anis

Hatching broilers in stables rather than in hatcheries increases animal welfare

A new study at Department of Animal Science shows that hatching broilers on-farm rather than in hatcheries results in a number of benefits: The chicks rest more, take up more feed, weigh more and have a lower mortality.

2020.07.09 | Research

Vacant positions at Department of Animal Science

Professorship in Nutrtion and lactation physiology and a professorship in Behavioural needs and stress biology. Application deadline is 27 September.

Søren Krogh Jensen has been appointed professor with Aarhus University. Photo: Aarhus University.

2020.06.03 | Anis

AU boosts its research in circular bio-economy with a new professorship

Søren Krogh Jensen has been appointed professor in “Animal food production in circular bio-economy” as of 1 June 2020. With this, the Department of Animal Science, AU, seriously positions itself as one of the leading research institutions in providing sustainable solutions for the future farm animal production – in Denmark as well as…

Broiler breeder pullets from the study in which the effects of three fibre-rich types of feed on the animal welfare during rearing have been examined. Photo: Anja B. Riber.

2020.06.08 | Anis

The effects of different types of fibre-rich feed on welfare in broiler breeder pullets

Reduced energy content in the standard feed combined with a daily allocation of roughage may be the way to go to prevent problems of hunger and unsatisfied behavioural needs in conventional broiler parents. This is what the results of a comprehensive study show. The study was conducted by Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, at the…

At the advanced course in Animal Experimentation, the participants get the opportunity to practice blood sampling on the mandatory rodents and on species typically held as production animals, for example hens.

2019.12.16 | Anis

A course in Animal Experimentation at Department of Animal Science reflects our position in the boundary field between farming and animal experimentation

Thirteen course participants recently received their diploma for participating in a course in Animal Experimentation funded by Department of Animal Science.

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