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Steen Henrik Møller

Senior Researcher

Profile photoSteen Henrik Møller
Senior Researcher
Department of Animal Science - Epidemiology and management
Blichers Allé 20
FS20, 3329
8830 Tjele
Email: steenh.moller@anis.au.dk
Phone: +4587157926
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/steenh.moller@anis.au.dk


Research in the effects of housing systems (e.g. sheds, pens, nest boxes, watering system) and management (e.g. monitoring, feeding, handling) on health, welfare and production in mink (Mustela Vison). Management tools are developed in order to support the tactical and operational management of the mink farmer. Planning and control of the mink farm, is supported by aggregation of scientific evidence and practical experience, into mink farm management systems aimed at heard health, welfare and production. At the tactical level, the use of on-farm experiments and of aggregated farm production data is investigated, in order to develop farm specific information on the need for adjustments in management. Methods for assessment of the impact of production factors, on the health and welfare status of mink, is developed, tested and applied in management procedures on private farms. The results are made available to the mink farmers, the extension service, veterinarians and others as concepts and tools for welfare assessment, health- and production management in specific production periods or the entire annual production cycle. 

Responsible for the development of the WelFur-Mink protocol, which is a system for assessing the welfare of mink in practice. The protocol has been developed according to the Welfare Quality (R) principles but with three-season visits to assess welfare in the significant parts of the annual procurement cycle. WelFur is under implementation at approx. 3000 mink farms in Europe from 2017 to 2019. The welfare assessment is carried out by independent auditors from a private, independent certification company, trained by WelFur researchers from the AU.


Web of Science: 7
Google Scholar: 9
Scopus: 8


1999: PhD in "Production management" from The Royal Veterinary and AgriculturalUniversity, Copenhagen, Dissertation: ’Management of mink production’.
1985: Cand. agro. in animal science from The Royal Veterinary and AgriculturalUniversity, Copenhagen

Working experience

2013: Senior researcher at Science & Technology, Dept. of Animal Science.2005: Senior Scientist at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition.1999: Senior Scientist at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Animal Health and Welfare.1995: Scientific assistant at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Animal Health and Welfare.1993: Scientific assistant at ’Statens Husdyrbrugsforsøg’, Dept. of Small Farm Animals.1985: Scientific assistant at ’Statens Husdyrbrugsforsøg’, Dept. of Fur Animals.

Training / cources

1999: PhD course: "Assessing Farm Animal Welfare" 2 ECTS point, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, 26-28 April.
1998: PhD course: "Software Construction in Java for Agricultural Applications" 6 ECTS point, DinaResearchSchool, Tune Landboskole, 17-28 August.
1997: PhD course: "Applied Statistics, Applied linear regression " 21 ECTS point, RVAU, Inst. For matematik og Fysik.
1996: PhD seminar "Parental Behaviour in Animals" 3 ECTS point. 6th Crane Seminar. 11-15 april, Skara. Sverige.
1996: PhD course: "Planning and Control of Animal Production at Farm Level" 6 ECTS point, Nordic Post-Graduate course, Tune Landboskole August 25 to September 6,.
1995: PhD course: Nordic Post-Graduate Course: "Analytical Epidemiology and Animal Science" 6 ECTS point, 12-21 juni, Uppsala, Sverige.
1994: PhD course: "Applied Statistics - Generaliserede modeller " 9 ECTS point, ABI, Forskningscenter Foulum.
1994: PhD course: "The Biological Clock - Seasonal and Diurnal Rhythms in Animals" Nordic Post-Graduate Course, 3 ECTS point, 10-17. september Skotland.


President and treasurer of the board of directors for the International Fur Animal Scientific Association.

Member of the board of director of the Danish Fur animal research foundation
Coordinator of Fur animal research at AU, Animal Science.
Secretary for the Fur animal research commission at AU, Animal Science