Animal Nutrition Group
We generate and transfer knowledge of the nutrition of animals to improve their production, health and welfare in a sustainable manner and improve the quality of life.
The Animal Nutrition (ANU) Group is one of the chair groups of the Department of Animal Sciences of Wageningen University & Research. In addition, ANU is the founding member of the Centre for Animal Nutrition; a collaboration between three internationally recognized animal nutrition groups in the Netherlands. The Centre develops fundamental and application-oriented expertise in animal nutrition and ensures the exchange and transfer of this expertise to government agencies, businesses, the primary animal nutrition sectors, societal institutions, NGOs and students.
Our research is focussed around the following areas:
- Resource efficiency
- Animal health, longevity and vitality
- Feed and pet food technology & quality
- Animal welfare
- Environmental issues related to animal nutrition
- Modelling of nutritional processes
Our latest publications
Effect of a biosynthetic bacterial 6-phytase on the digestibility of phosphorus and phytate in midlactating dairy cowsJournal of Animal Science (2023), Volume: 101 - ISSN 0021-8812
Effects of feeding strategies during lay on broiler breeder production performance, eggshell quality, incubation traits, and behaviorPoultry Science (2023), Volume: 102, Issue: 6 - ISSN 0032-5791
An in vitro model for caecal proteolytic fermentation potential of ingredients in broilersAnimal (2023), Volume: 17, Issue: 4 - ISSN 1751-7311
Fast- and slower-growing broilers respond similarly to a reduction in stocking density with regard to gait, hock burn, skin lesions, cleanliness, and performancePoultry Science (2023), Volume: 102, Issue: 5 - ISSN 0032-5791
Long-term effects of dietary calcium and phosphorus level, and feed form during rearing on egg production, eggshell quality, and bone traits in brown laying hens from 30 to 89 wk of agePoultry Science (2023), Volume: 102, Issue: 5 - ISSN 0032-5791