PD Dr. med. vet. Harald Michael Hammon

+49 38208 68-693
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
Endocrine Metabolic Regulation Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Metabolic and endocrine regulation of growth, development and energy metabolism in cattle
  • Dairy nutrition (calf, cow)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 04/2004-present:
    Senior Scientist and deputy head at the Institute of Nutritional Physiology (“Oskar-Kellner)”, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Dummerstorf, Germany; Head of the Endocrine Metabolic Regulation Unit
  • 04/1998-03/2004: Scientist at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 12/2003: Habilitation in Animal Physiology at the University of Bern, Venia docendi for Animal Physiology
  • 09/2001-05/2002: Residence at the Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, IN, US
  • 01/1994-03/1998: Post Doc at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 02/1993-12/1993: Veterinary practice (large animals), Feuchtwangen, Germany
  • 04/1991-12/1992: Doctoral Thesis at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 09.01.1991: Approbation as veterinary doctor
  • 1985-1990: Study of veterinary medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

Teaching

Physiology and anatomy in farm animals and metabolic performance at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AUF), University of Rostock

Publications

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
Lohrenz, A.; Duske, K.; Schneider, F.; Nürnberg, K.; Losand, B.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Milk performance and glucose metabolism in dairy cows fed rumen-protected fat during mid-lactation. J Dairy Sci 93 (12): 5867-5876
Aschenbach, J.R.; Kristensen, N.B.; Donkin, S. S.; Hammon, H. M.; Penner, G.B. (2010):
Gluconeogenesis in dairy cows: The secret of making sweet milk from sour dough. IUBMB Life 62 (12): 869-877
Weikard, R.; Altmaier, E; Suhre, K.; Weinberger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Setoguchi, K.; Takasuga, A.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
Metabolic profiles indicate distinct physiological pathways affected by two loci with major divergent effect on Bos taurus growth and lipid deposition. Physiol Genomics 42A (2): 79-88
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 (978-3-00-031608-1) (CD):
Duske, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Langhof, A.K.; Bellmann, O.; Losand, B.; Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Sauerwein, H.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Metges, C. C. (2009):
Metabolism and lactation performance in dairy cows fed a diet containing rumen-protected fat during the last twelve weeks of gestation . J Dairy Sci 92 (4): 1670-1684
Hammon, H. M.; Kuhla, B.; Schweigel, M. (2009):
Energiedefizit moderner Milchkühe im Visier. Leibniz Nordost 2009 (8): 10-11
Guilloteau, P.; Zabielski, R.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2009):
Adverse effects of nutritional programming during prenatal and early postnatal life, some aspects of regulation and potential prevention and treatments – review. J Physiol Pharmacol 60 (Suppl. 3): 17-35
Hammon, H. M.; Stürmer, G.; Schneider, F.; Tuchscherer, A.; Blum, H.; Engelhard, T.; Genzel, A.; Staufenbiel, R.; Kanitz, W. (2009):
Performance and metabolic and endocrine changes with emphasis on glucose metabolism in high-yielding dairy cows with high and low fat content in liver after calving. J Dairy Sci 92 (4): 1554-1566
Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Junghans, P.; Becker, F.; Bellmann, O.; Schneider, F.; Nürnberg, G.; Dubreuil, P.; Lapierre, H. (2008):
Metabolic changes and net portal flux in dairy cows fed a ration containing rumen-protected fat as compared to a control diet. J Dairy Sci 91 (1): 208-217
Hammon, H. M.; Losand, B.; Rehbock, F.; Blum, E.; Langhof, A.K.; Sanftleben, P. (2008):
Milk production and metabolic changes in high-yielding dairy cows with different dry period length. Proc. Soc. Nutr. Physiol. 17: 43
Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2008):
Metabolische Programmierung bei Nutztieren. Übersichten zur Tierernährung 36: 1-29
Löhrke, B.; Derno, M.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Melcher, J.; Viegutz, T.; Jentsch, W.; Zühlke, Hartmut (2008):
Nutritional level and energetic source are determinants of elevated circulatory lipohydroperoxide concentration. Brit J Nutr 99 (6): 1255-1265
Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2007):
Möglichkeiten der Beeinflussung der Fettzusammensetzung beim Nutztier - sinnvoll und machbar? Wo sind die Grenzen?. In: Proc. of the German Nutrition Society (9): 54-58
Pareek, N.; Voigt, J.; Bellmann, O.; Schneider, F.; Hammon, H. M. (2007):
Energy and nitrogen metabolism and insulin response to glucose challenge in lactating German Holstein and Charolais heifers. LIVEST SCI 112 (1): 115-122
Hammon, H. M.; Bellmann, O.; Voigt, J.; Schneider, F.; Kühn, Ch. (2007):
Glucose-dependent insulin response and milk production in heifers within a segregating resource family population. J Dairy Sci 90 (7): 3247-3254
Scheuer, B.; Zbinden, Y.; Schneiter, P.; Tappy, L.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2006):
Effects of colostrum feeding and glucocorticoid administration on insulin-dependent glucose metabolism in neonatal calves. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 31 (3): 227-245
Ontsouka, C. E.; Zbinden, Y.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2006):
Ontogenesis of mRNA levels and binding sites of hepatic a-adrenoceptors in young cattle. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 30 (3): 170-184
Herrli-Gygi, M.; Hammon, H. M.; Zbinden, Y.; Steiner, A.; Blum, J.W. (2006):
Ruminal drinkers: endocrine and metabolic status and effects of suckling from a nipple instead of drinking from a bucket. J Vet Med A 53 (2): 215-224
Blum, J.W.; Zbinden, Y.; Hammon, H. M.; Chillard, Y. (2005):
Plasma leptin status in young calves: Effects of pre-term birth, age, glucocorticoid status, suckling, and feeding with an automatic feeder or by bucket. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 28 (2): 119-133