Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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MLU Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwiss. Fakultät III
Inst. f. Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften
Prof. E. von Borell

phone: +49 (0) 345 5522-330

Theodor-Lieser-Straße 11
06120 Halle (Saale)

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Eberhard von Borell, PhD

Professor, Animal Husbandry and Animal Ecology

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eberhard_Von_Borell   


Research areas/Research interests

  • Assessment and Improvement of Housing Systems and Management Procedures
  • Behavioural Biology and Animal Bioethics
  • Environmental Influences on Animal Performance and Welfare
  • Organic Farming, Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessment
  • Adaptation Physiology, (Neuro-) Endocrinology

Curriculum Vitae

May 2017 - current: Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Natural Sciences III - Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computer Science, MLU, Germany

May 1994 - current: Professor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Ecology, Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

February 2004 - August 2004 (OECD stipend): Visiting Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA

April 2001 - January 2004: Director of the Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry with Veterinary Clinic, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

October 1999 - 2003: Director of the Institute of Agricultural Ecology e.V. at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

December 1996 - 1999: Associate Director of the Institute of Agricultural Ecology e.V. at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

October 1996 - 1999: Vice-Dean for Student Affairs, Agricultural Faculty, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

1995-1996: Acting Director of the Institute of Agricultural Technology and Landuse Management, Germany

March 1991 - April 1994: Assistant Professor, Animal Behaviour and Environmental Physiology, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

January 1989 - January 1991: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

April 1984 - December 1988: Research Associate, Institute of Animal Breeding and Animal Behaviour, Federal Research Center for Agriculture (FAL), Westerau-Trenthorst, Germany

1984-1987: PhD in Live Sciences, University of Hohenheim

1979-1984: MSc in Agricultural Biology (Diplom), University of Hohenheim, Germany

1977-1979: BSc in Agricultural Biology (Vordiplom), University of Hohenheim, Germany


Publications

For the full publication list, please check here   .

2021

Rauen, A., S. Ebschke, E. von Borell and K.-H. Südekum. On-farm assessment of dairy cattle management sustainability: Resources and feeding. Züchtungskunde 93 (1), 2021, 1-18.

Angermann, E., C. Raoult, M. Wensch-Dorendorf, S. Frenking, N. Kemper and E. von Borell. Development of a group-adapted housing system for pregnant sows: a field study on performance and welfare aspects. Agriculture 11, 2021, 18, 1-15. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11010028   

2020

Götz, S., C. Raoult, K. Reiter, M. Wensch-Dorendorf, D. Werner and E. von Borell. Influence of different LED-light colour temperatures on the preference behaviour of weaned piglets. Agriculture 10, 2020, 594, 1-15. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10120594   

von Borell E., M. Bonneau, M. Holinger, A. Prunier, V. Stefanski, S. Zöls and U. Weiler. Welfare aspects of raising entire male pigs and immunocastrates. Animals-Basel 10, 2020, 2140, 1-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10112140   

Prunier, A., N. Devillers, M.S Herskin, D.A. Sandercock, A.R.L. Sinclair, C. Tallet and E. von Borell.  Husbandry interventions in suckling piglets, painful consequences and  mitigation. In: C. Farmer: The Suckling and Weaned Piglet, Wageningen  Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2020, pp. 107-138. doi:   https://doi.   org/10.3920/978-90-8686-894-0_4

Schreiter, R., K. Damme, M. Klunker, C. Raoult, E. von Borell and M. Freick. Effects of edible environmental enrichments during the rearing and laying periods in a littered aviary - Part 2: Physical development of pullets and performance, egg quality and carcass composition in laying hens Poult. Sci. 99 (12), 2020, 6685-6696. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.07.013   

Schreiter, R., K. Damme, M. Klunker, C. Raoult, E. von Borell and M. Freick. Effects of edible environmental enrichments during the rearing and laying periods in a littered aviary - Part 1: Integument condition in pullets and laying hens. Poult. Sci. 99 (11), 2020, 5184-5196. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.08.040   

2019

Schreiter, R., K. Damme, E. von Borell, I. Vogt, M. Klunker and M. Freick. Effects of litter and additional enrichment elements on the occurrence of feather pecking in pullets and laying hens – a focused review. Vet. Med. Sci. 5 (4), 2019, 500-507. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.08.040   

Schreiter, R., K. Damme, J. Hartmann, M. Klunker, M. Freick, N. Wolff und E. von Borell. Einfluss eines speziell zur Reduktion von Federpicken konzipierten Legehennenfutters auf die Leistung und das Auftreten von Verhaltensstörungen. Eur. Poult. Sci. 83, 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.1399/eps.2019.269   

Kühn, J., C. Wassermann, S. Ebschke, A. Schutkowski, K. Thamm, M. Wensch-Dorendorf, E. von Borell und G. Stangl. Feasibility of artificial light regimes to increase the vitamin D content in indoor-laid eggs. Poult. Sci. 98 (10), 2019, 5177-5187. doi: https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pez234   

Nawroth, C., J. Langbein, M. Coulon, V. Gabor, S. Oesterwind, J. Benz-Schwarzburg and E. von Borell. Farm animal cognition - Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics. Front. Vet. Sci. 6 (24), 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00024   


Academic Achievements, Awards and Honors, Reviewing and Professional Associations

  • PhD summa cum laude, University of Hohenheim, 1987
  • Research Fellowship (Postdoc), German Research Council (DFG), University of Guelph, Canada, 1988
  • Research Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 1989
  • Fellowship Award (New Zealand), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Feodor Lynen Program (not taken), 1990
  • National Pork Producers (USA) Innovation Award Winner, Basic Research Category, 1993
  • Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Research Stipend, UC Davis, California, 2004
  • International Porco Bravo Research Award, Rassegna Suinicola (Italy) 2011

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