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Niels Lorenzen from the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, has been appointed as professor with effect from 1 November 2013.
Scientists have discovered a mutation with a built-in dilemma for dairy cattle breeders. The deleted gene sequence has a positive effect on milk yield but causes embryonic death in dairy cattle.
An ISO standard seeks to standardise the wealth of diverse information that the farmer has to deal with in the computer systems in the tractor and at the desk.
Fungal contamination of barley crops can cause reduced yields due to the disease leaf spot. A team of Danish and Scottish researchers will now develop tools to breed resistant varieties of barley and provide an early diagnosis of outbreaks so the disease can be reduced or eliminated. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just granted Associate Professor Simona Radutoiu DKK 15.2 million for the project.
An international team of researchers is determined to develop a new and more effective vaccine against PRRS – the most important contagious swine disease in the world – which annually costs society enormous amounts and leads to poor animal welfare. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just granted Professor Finn Skou Pedersen DKK 15 million for the project.
Cloned pigs with transferred genes from humans plus a soupçon of extract from frogs are some of the ingredients in Aarhus University's research into human diseases. New research may boost the efficiency of the technique.
The right combination of spraying technique and organic insecticides can significantly reduce the incidence of scab in organic apples.
A new research project involving Aarhus University and the Danish Shellfish Centre is looking into whether starfish and mussels could be used as alternative sources of protein for laying hens and young pigs.
The addition of high amounts of zinc to the diet of newly weaned pigs increases the growth rate and reduces the incidence of diarrhoea. A scientist from Aarhus University will be examining the causes of this in a new research project.
Can tail-biting in pigs be avoided without the farmer having to resort to docking the pigs’ tails? Scientists from eight different countries are collaborating on finding solutions using different approaches to the problem.
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