Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge


Welcome to the Chair of Animal Nutrition (LTE)


Research at the Chair of Animal Nutrition relates to physiological principles and tolerances of transformation of biomass (feed) into precursors of human food (meat, milk, eggs) through digestion and metabolism of agricultural livestock (cattle, pigs, poultry). The current research focusses on the following topics:

  • Regulation of metabolism of essential trace minerals (zinc, iron, copper) in pigs, fistulated cattle, and laboratory animals.
  • Interactions between feed composition and rumen microbiome in fistulated cattle.
  • Effects of functional dietary compounds on the intestinal tract of pigs.
  • New topics of research:
    - epigenetic effects in metabolism of iron;
    - transfer of plant miRNA from feeds into the pig;
    - potential use of marine biomass (macro algae) as feed to pigs;
    - novel livestock (insects, mollusks) and their digestive capabilities;
    - inhibitors of digestive enzymes in maize.


Our experimental station for animal nutrition has been shut down by October 2014. All experimental studies with agricultural livestock including the use of our high-precision feed mill had to be terminated.

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