PD Dr. med. vet. Harald Michael Hammon

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of working group Metabolic Health
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

Nolte, W.; Weikard, R.; Brunner, R. M.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Kühn, C. (2019):
Biological network approach for the identification of regulatory long non-coding RNAs associated with metabolic efficiency in cattle. Front Genet 10: 1130, 1-19
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene2019.01130
Revskij, D.; Haubold, S. S.; Viergutz, T.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kirchberger, H.S.; Rychlik, M.; Tröscher, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Schuberth, H.-J.; Mielenz, M. (2019):
Dietary fatty acids affect red blood cell membrane composition and red blood cell ATP release in dairy cows. Int J Mol Sci 20: 2769, 1-19
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20112769
Heimes, A.; Brodhagen, J.; Weikard, R.; Hammon, H. M.; Meyerholz, M. M.; Petzl, W.; Zerbe, H.; Engelmann, S.; Schmicke, M.; Hoedemaker, M.; Schubert, H-J; Kühn, C. (2019):
Characterization of functional traits with focus on udder health in heifers with divergent paternally inherited haplotypes on BTA18. BMC Vet Res 15 (1): 241, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-019-1988-4
Liu, Y; Albrecht, E.; Dannenberger, D.; Hammon, H. M.; Kühn, C.; Sauerwein, H.; Yang, R; Zhao, Z; Maak, S. (2019):
Retinol binding protein 4 abundance in plasma and tissues is related to body fat deposition in cattle. Sci Rep-UK 9: 8056, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44508-4
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
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15017
Koch, C.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Einfluss der Tränkeintensität auf Leistung, Tränkverhalten, Tiergesundheit und Wohlbefinden von Kälbern der Rasse Deutsche Holstein. In: 12. Berlin-Brandenburgischer Rindertag, 04. bis 06. Oktober 2018 Freie Universität, Berlin: 95-102
Koch, C.; Korst, M.; Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Dusel, G.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Einfluss der Tränkeintensität auf das Tränkeverhalten und Wohlbefinden von Kälbern. In: Schwerpunkt-Thema: Tierschutz am Anfang? - zur Zucht und Haltung von Jungtieren : 24. Internationale Fachtagung zum Thema Tierschutz, München, 15. bis 17. März 2018 DVG Service, Gießen (ISBN 978-3-86345-411-1): 60-67
Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Kälberfütterung - Es geht um die Milch!. Milchpraxis 52 (2): 30-33
Hammon, H. M.; Koch, C. (2018):
Bedeutung von Kolostrum und intensiver Milchfütterung in der Kälberaufzucht. In: Tagungsband : 19. Jahrestagung der WGM, 16. - 18. Oktober 2018 am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) Dummerstorf (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft der Milcherzeugerberater e.V., Hrsg.): 21-25
Glogener, P.; Krause, M.; Katzer, J.; Schubert, M. A.; Birkholz, M.; Bellmann, O.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Welsch, C.; Ruff, R.; Hoffmann, K. P. (2018):
Prolonged corrosion stability of a microchip sensor implant during in vivo exposure. Biosensors 8: 13,1-11
https://doi.org/10.3390/bios8010013
Gerbert, C.; Frieten, D.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Eder, K.; Stefaniak, T.; Bajzert, J.; Jawor, P.; Tuchscherer, A.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Effects of ad libitum milk replacer feeding and butyrate supplementation on behavior, immune status, and health of Holstein calves in the postnatal period. J Dairy Sci 101 (8): 7348-7360
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-14542
Weikard, R.; Hadlich, F.; Hammon, H. M.; Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Kühn, C. (2018):
Long noncoding RNAs are associated with metabolic and cellular processes in the jejunum mucosa of pre-weaning calves in response to different diets. Oncotarget 9 (30): 21052-21069
https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.24898
Hammon, H. M.; Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2018):
Different milk diets have substantial effects on the jejunal mucosal immune system of pre-weaning calves, as demonstrated by whole transcriptome sequencing. Sci Rep-UK 8: 1693, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19954-2
Erdmann, S.; Mohr, E.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Schäff, C. T.; Börner, S.; Kautzsch, U.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Röntgen, M. (2018):
Indices of heart rate variability as potential early markers of metabolic stress and compromised regulatory capacity in dried-off high-yielding dairy cows. Animal 12 (7): 1451-1461
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117002725
Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Eder, K.; Hoeflich, A.; Mielenz, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Influence of ad libitum milk replacer feeding and butyrate supplementation on the systemic and hepatic insulin-like growth factor I and its binding proteins in Holstein calves. J Dairy Sci 101 (2): 1661-1672
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13603
Schäff, C. T.; 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
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13247
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-12722
Sadri, H.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Hammon, H. M.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Görs, S.; Sauerwein, H. (2017):
Mammalian target of rapamycin signaling and ubiquitin proteasome–related gene expression in 3 different skeletal muscles of colostrum- versus formula-fed calves. J Dairy Sci 100 (11): 9428-9441
https://dx.doi.org//10.3168/jds.2017-12857
Schäff, C. T.; 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
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1414
Meyer, Z.; Höflich, C.; Wirthgen, E.; Olm, S.; Hammon, H. M.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Analysis of the IGF-system in milk from farm animals - occurrence, regulation, and biomarker potential. Growth Horm IGF Res 35: 1-7
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ghir.2017.05.004