Section for Internal Medicine, Oncology and Clinical Pathology
Dyrlægevej 16, 1870 Frederiksberg C, 1-71, Building: O 1045
The primary research area of the Ph.d. project is obesity in cats, how it is estimated and the change in adipokine production in muscle and adipose tissue associated with obesity. The changes are measured locally in muscle and fat tissue and systemically by the analysis of blood samples. Focus in the Ph.d. project is to characterize the changes in adipokines and characterize a possible low grade inflammation which might ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes in cats.
During the residency period in comparative nutrition specialist knowledge and expertise within the field of animal nutrition will include the nutrition of small animals aswell as pigs, cattle, horses and poultry. The residency programme has been approved by the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) and will run for a duration of three years.