PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Björn Kuhla

+49 38208 68-693
Research 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

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.; Viergutz, 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, H.; 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 Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-11
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 Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-6
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 Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-6
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 Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1
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, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) PUBLISSO, Cologne: 1-5
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Baumont, R.; Cantalapiedra-Hijar, G.; Noziére, P.; Lund, H.; 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 Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-9
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Pomies, D.; Röttgen, V.; Kuhla, B.; Nüske, S.; Bach, A.; Scholz, A. M. (2020):
Milk intake, body anatomy and composition in calves. 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 Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-14
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Hellwing, A. L. F.; Lund, H.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Heetkamp, M.; Miller, G.; Humphries, D.; Anglard, F.; Rochette, Y.; Martin, C.; Gardiner, T.; Coleman, M. (2020):
The gas recovery test of respiratory chambers. 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 Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-6
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Beauchemin, K.; Martin, C.; Hellwing, A. L. F.; Lund, H.; Miller, G.; Humphries, D.; Heetkamp, M. (2020):
Respiratory chamber facility. 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 Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-4
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Baumont, R.; Munksgaard, L.; Humphries, D.; Kennedy, E.; Dijkstra, J.; Dewhurst, R.; Ferguson, H.; Terré, M.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium Publisso, Cologne: getrennte Zählung
Engelke, S. W.; Daş, G.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K.; Rychlik, M.; Kienberger, H.; Berg, W.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Methane prediction based on individual or groups of milk fatty acids for dairy cows fed rations with or without linseed. J Dairy Sci 102 (2): 1788-1802
Erdmann, S.; Derno, M.; Schäff, C. T.; Börner, S.; Kautzsch, U.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Röntgen, M. (2019):
Comparative analyses of estimated and calorimetrically determined energy balance in high-yielding dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 102 (5): 4002-4013
Rasch, I.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Htoo, J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Substitution of dietary sulfur amino acids by DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutyric acid increases remethylation and decreases transsulfuration in weaned piglets. J Nutr 149 (3): 432-440