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.
prof.dr.ir. WJJ (Walter) Gerrits Chair holder
prof.dr.ir. WH (Wouter) Hendriks Professor in Animal Nutrition
dr.ir. J (Jan) Dijkstra Associate professor
dr.ir. RP (Rene) Kwakkel Associate professor
dr.ir. S (Sonja) de Vries Associate professor
dr. WF (Wilbert) Pellikaan Assistant professor
Variation in efficacy of new feed supplement to reduce methane emissions identified
A novel methane inhibitor feed supplement, 3-nitrooxypropanol (3NOP), reduces methane emissions. The efficacy of 3NOP varies widely though, showing no methane emission reduction in some trials up to 85 percent reduction in others.Read more
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 whole foods on the microbial production of tryptophan-derived aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists in growing pigsFood Chemistry 416 (2023). - ISSN 0308-8146
Endogenous small intestinal microbiome determinants of transient colonisation efficiency by bacteria from fermented dairy products : a randomised controlled trialMicrobiome 11 (2023)1. - ISSN 2049-2618
Bioconversion of Different Waste Streams of Animal and Vegetal Origin and Manure by Black Soldier Fly Larvae Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)Insects 14 (2023)2. - ISSN 2075-4450 - 19 p.
Advanced omics techniques shed light on CD1d-mediated lipid antigen presentation to iNKT cellsBiochimica et Biophysica Acta. Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids 1868 (2023)5. - ISSN 1388-1981 - 12 p.
Multi-country metabolic signature discovery for chicken health classificationMetabolomics 19 (2023)2. - ISSN 1573-3882 - 14 p.