PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Björn Kuhla

+49 38208 68-693
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
Metabolism Efficiency Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Neuronal and metabolic control of feed intake
  • Links between feed efficiency, diet and methane production
  • Metabolic adaptation to environmental heat

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013-present: Director of 'Fuel Sensing Unit', Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
  • 2009-2012: Leader of Junior Research Group „Feed Intake Regulation“, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2006-present: Scientist at the Institute of Nutritional Physiology “Oskar Kellner”, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • Habilitation and venia legendi in Biochemistry
  • Post Doc at the Agricultural Research Centre of the Bayer AG Monheim, University of Leipzig, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Diploma and Doctoral Degree in Chemistry
  • Secondary education and apprenticeship for animal production

Teaching

  • Anatomic-Physiological Basics and Methods in Animal Nutrition
  • Metabolism and performance physiology
  • Practical Course “Isolation of RNA from plant leaves”

Publications

Müller, C. B. M.; Görs, S.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Wimmers, K.; Zeyner, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences between Holstein dairy cows in renal clearance rate of urea affect milk urea concentration and the relationship between milk urea and urinary nitrogen excretion. Sci Total Environ 755 (Pt 2): 143198, 1-12
Vibart, R.; de Klein, C.; Jonker, A.; van der Weerden, T.; Bannik, A.; Bayat, A. R.; Crompton, L.; Eugene, M.; Klumpp, K.; Kuhla, B.; Ramin, M.; Salazar, F. (2021):
Challenges and opportunities to capture dietary effects in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions models of ruminant systems. Sci Total Environ 769: 144989, 1
Bobrowski, A.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Hagenkamp-Korth, F.; Hasler, M.; Hartung, J. (2021):
Investigating the chronological reduction potential of a urease inhibitor in respiration chambers. Biosyst Eng 204: 147-155
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; O`Donovan, M.; Schön, P.- C.; Röttgen, V. (2021):
Reproductive Assessment. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Fe
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Weisbjerg, M.; Bach, A.; Salau, J.; Haas, J. H.; Junge, W.; Thaller, G.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Bodyweight, body condition and anatomy. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dew
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Munksgaard, L.; Baumont, R.; Kuhla, B.; Humphries, D. (2021):
Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow
Kuhla, B.; Kaever, V.; Tuchscherer, A; Kuhla, A. (2020):
Involvement of plasma endocannabinoids and the hypothalamic endocannabinoid system in increasing feed intake after parturition of dairy cows. Neuroendocrinology 110 (3-4): 246-257
Kuhla, B. (2020):
Pro-inflammatory cytokines and hypothalamic inflammation – implications for insufficient feed intake of transition dairy cows. Animal 14 (S1): s65-s77
Rasch, I.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A; Viegutz, T.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Substitution of dietary sulfur amino acids by DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutyric acid reduces fractional glutathione synthesis in weaned piglets. J Nutr 150 (4): 722-729
Danesh-Mesgaran, S.; Eggert, A.; Höckels, P.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
The use of milk Fourier transform mid-infrared spectra and milk yield to estimate heat production as a measure of efficiency of dairy cows. J Anim Sci Biotechno 11: 43, 1-9
Tümmler, L.-M.; Derno, M.; Röttgen, V.; Vernunft, A.; Tuchscherer, A; Wolf, P.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Effects of 2 colostrum and subsequent milk replacer feeding intensities on methane production, rumen development, and performance in young calves. J Dairy Sci 103 (7): 6054-6069
Eslamizad, M.; Albrecht, D.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
The effect of chronic, mild heat stress on metabolic changes of nutrition and adaptations in rumen papillae of lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 103 (9): 8601-8614
Sandberg, L.; Thaller, G.; Görs, S.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Krattenmacher, N. (2020):
The relationship between methane emission and day time-dependent fecal archaeol concentration in lactating dairy cows fed two different diets. . ARCH ANIM BREED 63: 211-218
Hoffmann, G.; Herbut, P.; Pinto, S.; Heinicke, J.; Kuhla, B.; Amon, T. (2020):
Animal-related, non-invasive indicators for determining heat stress in dairy cows. Biosyst Eng 199: 83-96
Danesh-Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Humphries, D.; Weisbjerg, M.; Lund, P.; Kennedy, E.; O`Donovan, M.; Liddane, M.; Galvin, N.; Dijkstra, J.; Baumont, R. (2020):
Feed and water intake. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferg
Dineen, M.; Mitchell, M.; Kuhla, B.; Danesh Mesgaran, S. (2020):
Body temperature and thermal imaging. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhu
Muizelaar, W.; Bani, P.; Kuhla, B.; Larsen, M.; Tapio, I.; Yáñez-Ruiz, D.; van Gastelen, S. (2020):
Rumen fluid sampling via oral stomach tubing method . In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstr
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Dineen, M.; Silberberg, M. (2020):
Ruminal pH. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Langbein, J. (2020):
Stress and health management. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Hol
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Baumont, R.; Cantalapiedra-Hijar, G.; Noziére, P.; Lund, P.; Humphries, D.; Dijkstra, J. (2020):
Nutrient digestibility and balance studies. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard