Dr. rer. nat. Ellen Kanitz

+49 38208 68-802
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Behavioural Physiology
Psychophysiology Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Otten, W. (2020):
Within a hair's breadth - Factors influencing hair cortisol levels in pigs and cattle. Gen Comp Endocr 288: 113359, 1-8
Liermann, W.; Schäff, C.; Gruse, J.; Derno, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Höflich, A.; Stefaniak, T.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R.; Gross, J.; Hammon, H. M. (2020):
Effects of colostrum instead of formula feeding for the first two days post natum on whole body energy metabolism and its endocrine control in neonatal calves. J Dairy Sci 103 (4): 3577-3598
Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Otten, W. (2020):
Untersuchung und Bewertung von Haarcortisol als retrospektiven Bioindikator für Belastungen bei Rind und Schwein. In: LBH: 10. Leipziger Tierärztekongress - Tagungsband 3 (Leipziger Blaue Hefte) (R. Rackwitz, M. Pees, J.R. Aschenbach, G. Gäbel, Hrsg.) Uni
Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Otten, W. (2020):
Is it getting in the hair? – Cortisol concentrations in native, regrown and segmented hairs of cattle and pigs after repeated ACTH administrations. Gen Comp Endocr 295: 113534, 1-9
Otten, W.; Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A (2020):
It’s getting hairy – External contamination may affect the validity of hair cortisol as an indicator of stress in pigs and cattle. Gen Comp Endocr 295: 113531, 1-5
Brückmann, R.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Gimsa, U.; Kanitz, E. (2020):
Early-life maternal deprivation predicts stronger sickness behaviour and reduced immune responses to acute endotoxaemia in a pig model. Int J Mol Sci 21 (15): 5212,1-22
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Murani, E. (2020):
A natural Ala610Val substitution causing glucocorticoid receptor hypersensitivity aggravates consequences of endotoxemia. Brain Behav Immun 90: 174-183
Haubold, S.S; Kröger-Koch, C.; Tuchscherer, A; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Hoeflich, A.; Starke, A.; Tröscher, A.; Sauerwein, H.; Hammon, H. M. (2020):
Effects of a combined essential fatty acid and conjugated linoleic acid abomasal infusion on metabolic and endocrine traits, including the somatotropic axis, in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 103 (12): 12069-12082
Vogel, L.; Gnott, M.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Görs, S.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kanitz, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Tuchscherer, A; Tröscher, A.; Gross, J.; Bruckmaier, R.; Starke, A.; Bachmann, L.; Hammon, H. M. (2020):
Glucose metabolism and the somatotropic axis in dairy cows after abomasal infusion of essential fatty acids together with conjugated linoleic acid during late gestation and early lactation. J Dairy Sci (https://doi.org//10.3168/jds.2020-19321)
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2019):
Assessing animal individuality: links between personality and laterality in pigs. Curr Zool 65 (5): 541-551
Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W. (2019):
The use of hair cortisol for the assessment of stress in animals. Gen Comp Endocr 270: 10-17
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Muráni, E. (2019):
Kinetics of physiological and behavioural responses in endotoxemic pigs with or without dexamethasone treatment. Int J Mol Sci 20 (6): 1393, 1-15
Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, A; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B. (2019):
Coping style of pigs is associated with different behavioral, neurobiological and immune reponses to stressful challenges. Front Behav Neurosci 13: 173, 1-15
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress sensitizes neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses to Escherichia coli challenge in domestic piglets. Brain Behav Immun 68: 274-287
Dannenberger, D.; Tuchscherer, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Schmicke, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Sea buckthorn pomace supplementation in the diet of growing pigs - effects on fatty acid metabolism, HPA activity and immune status. Int J Mol Sci 19 (2): 596, 1-12
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress and immunity - what can we learn from pig studies?. Front Behav Neurosci 12: 64, 1-9
Wirthgen, E.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Domanska, G.; Brenmoehl, J.; Günther, J.; Ohde, D.; Weitschies, W.; Seidlitz, A.; Scheuch, E.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Effects of 1-Methyltryptophan on immune responses and the kynurenine pathway after lipopolysaccharide challenge in pigs. Int J Mol Sci 19 (10): 3009, 1-23
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
Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Eder, K.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Hammon, H. M. (2017):
Ad libitum milk replacer feeding, but not butyrate supplementation, affects growth performance as well as metabolic and endocrine traits in Holstein calves. J Dairy Sci 100 (8): 6648-6661
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Short communication: Effects of oral flavonoid supplementation on the metabolic and antioxidative status of newborn dairy calves. J Dairy Sci 99 (1): 805-811