Dr. agr. Ralf Pfuhl

Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
Head Meat Research Services
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Amino acid metabolism in pigs
  • Food hygiene and food law
  • Meat quality

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2007-present: Head of the Meat Research Services, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
  • 2005-2007: Postdoc Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
  • 2004-2005: Sales manager for animal nutrition at Hermann-Otte Ltd.,Celle, Germany
  • 2002-2003: Senior Sales Manager at the Bike and Outdoor Company, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2001: Senior Fellow at ILWI (institute for food science and information) in Bonn, Germany
  • 1998-2001: Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of Göttingen, Centre of Biochemistry and molecular biology, Section developmental biochemistry

Professional Activities

  • Member of the PR-division at  the FBN
  • CMS & Web content editor

Teaching

  • since 2016: carcass grading, module product quality of animal based food, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock (B.Sc.)

Publications

Schäff, C.; Gruse, J.; Maciej, J.; Pfuhl, R.; Zitnan, R.; Rajsky, M.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Effects of feeding unlimited amounts of milk replacer for the first five weeks of age on rumen and small intestinal growth and development in dairy calves. J Dairy Sci 101 (1): 783-793
Kalbe, C.; Lösel, D.; Block, J.; Lefaucheur, L.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Bellmann, O.; Pfuhl, R.; Puppe, B.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Rehfeldt, C. (2017):
Moderate high or low maternal protein diets change gene expression but not the phenotype of skeletal muscle from porcine fetuses. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 58: 63-75
Wirthgen, E.; Kunze, M.; Goumon, S.; Walz, C.; Höflich, C.; Spitschak, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Gimsa, U.; Schön, P.- C.; Manteuffel, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Stabenow, B.; Erdmann, S.; Schluricke, K.; Faucitano, L.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Interference of stress with the somatotropic axis in pigs - lights on new biomarkers. Sci Rep-UK 7: 12055, 1-13
Schäff, C.; Pliquett, U.; Tuchscherer, A.; Pfuhl, R.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M.; Kröger-Koch, C. (2017):
Evaluation of electrical broad bandwidth impedance spectroscopy as tool for body composition measurement in cows in comparison with body measurements and the deuterium-oxide dilution method. J Anim Sci 95 (5): 2041-2051
Schäff, C.; Gruse, J.; Maciej, J.; Mielenz, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Schmicke, M.; Pfuhl, R.; Jawor, P.; Stefaniak, T.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Effects of feeding milk replacer ad libitum or in restricted amounts for the first five weeks of life on the growth, metabolic adaptation, and immune status of newborn calves. Plos One 11 (12): e0168974, 1-24
Metges, C. C.; Görs, S.; Martens, K.; Krüger, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Nebendahl, C.; Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Zeyner, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Pfuhl, R.; Nürnberg, G. (2015):
Body composition and plasma lipid and stress hormone levels during 3 weeks of feed restriction and refeeding in low birth weight female pigs. J Anim Sci 93 (3): 999-1014
Krüger, R.; Derno, M.; Görs, S.; Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Nürnberg, G.; Martens, H.; Pfuhl, R.; Nebendahl, C.; Zeyner, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2014):
Higher body fatness in intrauterine growth retarded juvenile pigs is associated with lower fat and higher carbohydrate oxidation during ad libitum and restricted feeding. Eur J Nutr 53 (2): 583-597
Dämmgen, U.; Pfuhl, R.; Brade, W.; Haenel, H.-D.; Rösemann, C. (2014):
Rindfleischerzeugung und Luftverschmutzung. 2. Ein Vergleich emissionsrelevanter Ausscheidungen in der Mast von Jungbullen der Rassen Holstein und Charolais. Zuchtungskunde 86 (4): 249-259
Nebendahl, C.; Krüger, R.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Martens, K.; Hennig, S.; Storm, N.; Höppner, Wolfgang; Pfuhl, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Effects on transcriptional regulation and lipid droplet characteristics in the liver of female juvenile pigs after early postnatal feed restriction and refeeding are dependent on birth weight. Plos One 8 (11): 1-19
Rehfeldt, C.; Lefaucheur, L.; Block, J.; Stabenow, B.; Pfuhl, R.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Kalbe, C. (2012):
Limited and excess protein intake of pregnant gilts differently affects body composition and cellularity of skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of newborn and weanling piglets. Eur J Nutr 51 (2): 151-165
Rehfeldt, C.; Stabenow, B.; Pfuhl, R.; Block, J.; Nürnberg, G.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Kalbe, C. (2012):
Effects of limited and excess protein intake of pregnant gilts on carcass quality and cellular properties of skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in fattening pigs. J Anim Sci 90 (1): 184-196
Kasch, R.; Mensel, B.; Schmidt, M.; Drescher, W.; Pfuhl, R.; Ruetten, S.; Merk, H.; Kayser, R. (2012):
Percutaneous disc decompression with nucleoplasty-volumetry of the nucleus pulposus using ultrahigh-field MRI. Plos One 7 (7): 1-8
Paulke, T.; Pfuhl, R.; Maak, S. (2011):
Rohnährstoffgehalt und sensorische Eigenschaften des M. longissimus verschiedener deutscher Schweineherkünfte. Zuchtungskunde 83 (6): 415-425
Rehfeldt, C.; Lang, I. S.; Görs, S.; Hennig, U.; Kalbe, C.; Stabenow, B.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Pfuhl, R.; Bellmann, O.; Nürnberg, G.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Limited and excess dietary protein during gestation affects growth and compositional traits in gilts and impairs offspring fetal growth. J Anim Sci 89 (2): 329-341
Pfuhl, R.; Maak, S. (2011):
Das "vernetzte" Nutztier. Leibniz Nordost 12: 4-5"
Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Schulz, A.; Junghans, P.; Steinhoff, J.; Schneider, F.; Pfuhl, R.; Bruckmaier, R.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
Differences in milk production, glucose metabolism, and carcass composition of two Charolais x Holstein F2 families derived from reciprocal paternal and maternal grandsire crosses. J Dairy Sci 93 (7): 3007-3018
Lahann, P.; Voigt, J.; Kühn, Ch.; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Junghans, P.; Schönhusen, U.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Energy expenditure, urea kinetics, and body weight gain within a segregating resource family population. J Dairy Sci 93: 5118-5128
Kühn, Ch.; Eberlein, A.; Altmaier, E; Suhre, K.; Weinberger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Pfuhl, R.; Weikard, R. (2010):
Molecular genetic dissection and phenotypic characterization of major Loci affecting pre-and postnatal growth in steers. In: 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft for Tierzuchtforschung e.V:, Hrsg.) Leipzig (978-3-00
Priebke, A.; Schubert, C.; Hackl, W.; Pfuhl, R.; Nürnberg, K. (2009):
Möglichkeiten des Einsatzes von Rapskuchen in der Schweinemast. Mitteilungen der Landesforschungsanstalt für Landw 41: 102-108
Eberlein, A.; Takasuga, A.; Setoguchi, K.; Pfuhl, R.; Flisikowski, K.; Fries, R.; Klopp, N.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2009):
Dissection of genetic factors modulating fetal growth in cattle indicates a substantial role of the non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G (NCAPG) gene. Genetics 183 (3): 951-964