Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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MLU Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften
Professur für Tierhaltung und Nutztierökologie

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Theodor-Lieser-Str. 11
06120 Halle (Saale)

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Tatjana Schmidt Biologist


Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Department of Animal Husbandry & Ecology

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Theodor-Lieser-Str. 11

06120 Halle, GERMANY

Tel.: (49)-345-5522332

Fax: (49)-345-5527106

Research

Current:

Animal Welfare, Applied Ethology & Behavioral Physiology of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domestica).

Before (diploma thesis):

Non- Invasive Hormone Monitoring of Stress- and Reproductive Hormones of Corsac Foxes (Vulpes corsac)

Ethological Investigations of Play – and Social behavior of Maned Wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus).

Education

  • since september 2007  University of Halle, Phd student
  • 2002- 2005 University Würzburg, Germany, Behavioral Physiology (major), Ecology, Neurobiology, Diploma Diploma thesis: National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian Inst., Virginia, USA, 2005
  • 2000-2002 University Bremen, Biology,  pre-degree

Publications

Von Borell E., Schmidt T., 2010, Alternatives to conventional piglet castration- results and conclusions of PIGCAS (Alternativen zur herkömmlichen Ferkelkastration – Ergebnisse/Schlussfolgerungen aus PIGCAS), Leipziger Blaue Hefte, Forum für tierärztliche Expertise, Proceedings 5th Leipzig Veterinary Congress, pp1-4.  

Von Borell E., Bünger B., Schmidt T., Horn T., 2009, Vocal-type classification as a tool to identify stress in piglets under on-farm conditions, Animal Welfare: 18 (4), pp 407-416.  

Schmidt T.,  König A., von Borell E., 2009, Impact of anaesthesia and analgesia on post–castration behavior and teat order of piglets (Einfluss von Analgesie und Anästhesie auf das Verhalten und die Saugordnung von Ferkeln nach der Kastration), Conference Proceedings Applied Ethology Freiburg, Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung, KTBL- Schrift 479,pp 19-26.  

Schmidt T., von Borell E., 2008, Impact of different castration methods on piglet behavior (Auswirkungen unterschiedlicher Kastrationsbehandlungen auf das Verhalten von Ferkeln), Conference Proceedings, In: Aus der Arbeit der Forschungsstätten für Tierproduktion: German Society for Animal Production E.V. (DGfZ) and German Society for Animal Science (GfT), Bonn.  

Schmidt, T., Songsasen N. ,  Gansloßer U.,  Langner C., and Brown J., 2006,  Non- Invasive Monitoring of Reproductive and Stress Hormones in the Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac, Linnaeus, 1768), Proceedings Ursus: 12/1.  

Mettke- Hofmann, C., Ebert C., Schmidt T., Steiger S., Stieb S., 2005, Personality traits in resident and migratory warbler species, Behaviour: 142: pp 1357-1375

Conference Presentations

Von Borell E., Calabrese J., Grodzycki M., Paulick M., Rau F., Schmidt T., Impact of single-sex and mixed-sex group housing of boars physically castrated or vaccinated against GnRH (Improvac®) on feeding duration and shoulder lesions, Oral presentation at the 61st Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), 23-27 August 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Schmidt T., Calabrese J., Grodzycki M., Paulick M., Rau F., von Borell E., Impact of physical castration and anti-GnRH vaccination (Improvac®) of boars on feeding behaviour and body lesion scores in single- and mixed-sex group housed fattening pigs, Oral presentation at the 21st International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, 18-21 July 2010, Vancouver, Canada.

Von Borell E, Schmidt T., Impact of anaesthesia and analgesia on post-castration behavior and teat order of piglets, Oral presentation at the 3rd Boehringer Ingelheim Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being, 4 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Schmidt T., König A., von Borell E., Impact of general anaesthesia and analgesia on post–castration behaviour of piglets, Oral presentation at the 38th International Conference of Applied Ethology, German Society for Veterinary Medicine e.V. (DVG) 19-21 November 2009, Freiburg i. Br., Germany

König A., Schmidt T., von Borell E., Impact of general anaesthesia and analgesia on post–castration behaviour and performance of piglets, Oral presentation at the 60th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), 24-27 August 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

Von Borell E, König A., Schmidt T., Short-term effects of general anaesthesia and analgesia on the suckling order and behaviour of piglets after castration, Oral presentation at the 43rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), 6–10 July 2009, Cairns, Australia

Schmidt T., von Borell E., Impact of different castration methods on piglet behavior, Oral presentation at the Conference of the German Society for Animal Production E.V. (DGfZ) and German Society for Animal Science (GfT), 17-18 September 2008, Bonn, Germany.

Schmidt, T., Bünger B., Horn T., von Borell E.: Automated vocal type classification as a tool to identify stress in piglets during an Open- field test and different castration procedures, Poster Presentation at the 4th International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level (WAFL), 10-13 September 2008, Ghent, Belgium.

Schmidt, T., Bünger B., Horn T., von Borell E.: Welfare assessment through automated vocal type classification in piglets during different castration procedures and an open- field test, Oral presentation at the 42nd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), 5-9 August 2008, Dublin, Ireland

Schmidt, T., Songsasen N., Gansloßer U., Langner C., Brown J.: Non- Invasive Monitoring of Reproductive and Stress Hormones of the corsac fox from Stralsund Zoo. Oral presentation at the International Canid Conference, 20-22 April 2006, Schwerin, Germany.

Schmidt, T., Songsasen N., Gansloßer U., Langner C., Brown J.: Validation of non invasive endocrine monitoring in the corsac fox (Vulpes corsac). Oral presentation at the 79th conference of the German Society of Mammalogy, 18-22 September 2005, Essen, Germany.

Participation in Workshops, Courses and Meetings

94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America ESA, 2-7th August 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Seminar Talk, Animal Behaviour/Welfare research group, Agricultural College, Dept. of Animal and Poultry Science, February 2009, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

PIGCAS Meeting (Attitudes, practices and state of the art regarding piglet castration in Europe), 8-9th October 2008, FIAP JEAN MONNET, Paris, France.  

Workshop of the DGfZ (German Society for Animal Production) and ZDS (Umbrella Association of German Pig Production): “Castration or Boar Production?”, 19th November 2007, Bonn, Germany.  

Final meeting of the project “ProSchwein”: Alternatives to conventional piglet castration, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Swiss College of Agriculture, 13th of November 2007.  

“Methodology of domestic animal Ethology”, University Hohenheim, 3- 9th September 2007.

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