Medicine and Surgery
The section for Medicine and Surgery is concerned with basic as well as application oriented research within medical and surgical ailments and the health of large production animals, i.e. horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and to a smaller extent exotic animals species.
We train veterinary students to examine, diagnose treat, and prevent diseases of large production animals, just as we have close contact to practicing veterinarians and animal owners.
Understanding disease processes
The research of the section is centered on understanding disease processes, including inflammation, and the effect these have on the welfare and health of the animals.
We also work with objective measurement methods to identify animal diseases, such as lameness. In addition, we focus on diseases caused by intensive animal production and as a consequence of physical training of the animals.
Furthermore, we work with hygiene principles and protection against infection between animals and humans (zoonosis), with the intent of minimizing antibiotic usage and development of antibiotic resistance as part of our research efforts.
Finally we conduct research concerning the use of traditional animal models, i.e. research regarding animals with diseases, which are also found in people, and where the trans-disciplinary research can contribute to the knowledge and understanding of diseases in humans.
Dialog with veterinarians and animal owners
The section for Medicine and Surgery collaborates closely with practicing veterinarians across the country, who will often refer an animal to receive further evaluation at the University Hospital. Furthermore, we have close contact to animal owners in relation to the animals being admitted to the University Hospital.
The section for Medicine and Surgery provides teaching for the veterinary students from their 3rd year of studies until they graduate. Teaching is a very large part of our job, and we have both theoretical teaching, such as lectures, seminars, written assignments, and advising for the students, as well as practical teaching.
The practical part of the education primarily takes place at the University Hospital in Tåstrup, where cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and pigs are included in the teachings. In addition, we have external teaching activities in herds around the country.
Furthermore, we also have E-based learning modules, as well as so-called “skills laboratories” where the students can practice procedures on animated animal models.
|Camilla Schultz||Section Secretary||+4593509435|
|Caroline Harriet Eggert Eggertsen||Trainee|
|Charlotte Hopster-Iversen||Associate Professor|
|Ditte Marie Top Adler||Associate Professor||+4535320690|
|Gabriel Cuevas Ramos||Associate Professor||+4535332860|
|Helena Carstensen||Assistant Professor|
|Henrik Hjul Møller||PhD Fellow||+4535324075|
|Julie Fjeldborg||Associate Professor||+4535332872|
|Jörg Matthias Dehn Enemark||Affiliate Professor||+4530367007|
|Katrine Toft Nielsen||PhD Fellow|
|Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen||Assistant Professor||+4527217399|
|Lene Bregnholt Larsen||Research Consultant||+4535325217|
|Lise Charlotte Berg||Associate Professor||+4535332601|
|Maria Rhod||Laboratory Technician||+4535332835|
|Mette Bisgaard Petersen||Assistant Professor|
|Mélodie Jil Schneider||PhD Fellow||+4535327658|
|Nanett Kvist Qas Younan||Guest Researcher||+4535327013|
|Nynne Capion||Associate Professor||+4535332843|
|Regitze Renee Pedersen||PhD Student||+4535337864|
|Sanni Hansen||Associate Professor||+4535332860|
|Sarah Dalgas Nissen||Postdoc|
|Simon Libak Haugaard||PhD Fellow||+4535330875|
|Slaine Chaimbeul||PhD Fellow||+4535331775|
|Sofie Amalie Troest Kjeldsen||PhD Fellow||+4535330062|
|Tina Holberg Pihl||Associate Professor||+4535333608|
|Tina Roust||Laboratory Technician||+4535332835|
Head of Section:
Professor MSO Rikke Buhl
Phone: +45 353-32994
Højbakkegård Allé 5
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