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PhD course at AU Foulum: Animal health economics in livestock herds 3 - 7 December 2018

Target group is PhD students with a project within the area of livestock production or veterinary epidemiology.

The course will consist of a one week residential course and one month later the exam will take place (30-31 January 2019 - can be done on Skype. The one-week course thus focuses on primary production (mainly dairy cattle and sow/swine-herds).

  • The aim is to give PhD-students an overview of concepts and methods in Animal Health Economics (AHE) in the perspective of the primary livestock production herds.

  • We introduce the concept of AHE, visit a farm and experience how they make AHE decisions, and the student will be provided with a set of tools and skill that can be used in their PhD projects.
  • The course includes lectures, exercises (both individual and in groups), and discussions and presentations both in groups and in plenum.


For further information or registration please visit the course homepage


Please note that registration deadline is 5 November 2018.


Course responsible is Senior scientist Søren Østergaard

Any questions should be addressed to Søren Østergaard or Mette Iburg-Krogh