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2016.05.30 | Anis

Erysipelas - an emerging disease in animal friendly production systems for poultry and pigs

Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is well-known, but basic knowledge particularly on the infection in chickens, is lacking. A new project (EryPoP) will provide novel information that will enable scientifically based guidelines to prevent future erysipelas outbreaks.

For the first time it has been shown that measurements of odorants in the air can be used as an alternative to the human sense of smell when measuring smell from pig farms and quantifying the effect of various measures taken to reduce the smell from pig farms. Photo: Colourbox

2016.06.21 | DCA

Odours can be measured by analytical chemistry

Usually, it takes a nose to smell, but now – for the first time – scientists have developed a convincing model able to measure odours from pig farms by means of precise measurements of the content of odorants in the atmosphere.

Scientists propose five actions that can promote the incorporation of herbicide-tolerant crops in integrated weed management systems. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.05.27 | DCA

Herbicide-tolerant crops can be a part of integrated weed management

Scientists propose five actions to facilitate the incorporation of herbicide-tolerant crops in integrated weed management systems and emphasise that the same approach should be taken whether the crops are conventionally bred or genetically modified to be herbicide-resistant.

Climate change has a huge impact on conditions in Greenland, including its agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2016.06.03 | DCA

How does Greenland’s agriculture interact with climate change?

Aarhus University is participating in a new project with the aim of adapting Greenland’s agriculture to the future climate.

The results show that meal feed seems to be the best strategy if you want to prevent gastric ulcers in pigs.

2016.05.26 | Anis

Need for strengthened efforts to prevent gastric ulcers in slaughter pigs

A recently finished research project investigated the farmer’s possibilities to identify gastric ulcers in pig herds and examined whether adding hemp to the feed might solve the problem. The results show that meal feed seems to be the best strategy if you want to prevent gastric ulcers in pigs.