Ontogenesis of the newborn ruminant
PD Dr Harald M. Hammon has been a senior scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) in Dummerstorf, Germany since 2004. He heads the Endocrine Metabolic Regulation Unit at the "Oskar Kellner" Institute of Nutritional Physiology. He studied veterinary medicine in Munich, Germany, received his DVM degree in 1993 and completed his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 2003 at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Dr Hammon has authored and co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers.
His current research involves neonatal and pre-weaning calf development and its dependence on colostrum supply and milk feeding intensity. His main interests are the effect of colostrum supply and intensive milk feeding on organ development, and endocrine regulation of the energy metabolism. In addition, the health and welfare aspects of calf rearing management are gaining more focus, given that healthy and robust calves guarantee successful dairy and beef production. This research area will also be the main topic of Dr Hammon’s talk at the ISRP 2019 in Leipzig.
During the session on “Ontogenesis of the newborn ruminant”, Hammon will give his keynote address “Importance of colostrum supply and milk feeding intensity on gastrointestinal and systemic development in calves”.