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

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
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
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
Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Hammon, H. M. (2018):
Kälberfütterung - Es geht um die Milch!. Milchpraxis 52 (2): 30-33
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
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
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Röntgen, M.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2017):
Variable liver fat concentration as a proxy of body fat mobilization postpartum has minor effects on the insulin induced changes of hepatic gene expression related to energy metabolism in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 100 (2): 1507-1520
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11808
Kesser, J.; Korst, M.; Koch, C.; Romberg, F.-J.; Rehage, J.; Müller, J.; Schmicke, M.; Eder, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Sadri, H.; Sauerwein, H. (2017):
Different milk feeding intensities during the first 4 weeks of rearing dairy calves. Part 2: Effects on the metabolic and endocrine status during calfhood and around the first lactation. J Dairy Sci 100 (4): 3109-3125
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11595
Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Schäff, C. T.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Kuhla, B.; Röntgen, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Mielenz, M. (2017):
Short communication: Free fatty acid receptors FFAR1 and FFAR2 during the peripartal period in liver of dairy cows grouped by their postpartum plasma beta-hydroxybutyrate concentrations. J Dairy Sci 100 (4): 3287-3292
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11021
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
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
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
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
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C. T.; 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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9906
Gruse, J.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Stefaniak, T.; Jawor, P.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Quercetin feeding in newborn dairy calves cannot compensate colostrum deprivation: study on metabolic, antioxidative and inflammatory traits. Plos One 11 (1): e0146932, 1-20
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146932
Bielak, A.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Susenbeth, A.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Body fat mobilization in early lactation influences methane production of dairy cows. Sci Rep-UK 6: 28135, 1-13
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep28135
Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Endogenous and dietary lipids influencing feed intake and energy metabolism of periparturient dairy cows. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 56 (Suppl.): S2-S10
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2015.12.002
Nebendahl, C.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Krüger, R.; Martens, K.; Giller, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Rimbach, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Early postnatal feed restriction reduces liver connective tissue levels and affects H3K9 acetylation state of regulated genes associated with protein metabolism in low birth weight pigs. J Nutr Biochem 29: 41-55
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2015.10.017
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Görs, S.; Röntgen, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Insulin-dependent glucose metabolism in dairy cows with variable fat mobilization around calving. J Dairy Sci 99 (8): 6665-6679
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11022
Schäff, C. T.; Gruse, J.; Maciej, J.; Mielenz, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Schmicke, M.; Pfuhl, R.; Jawor, P.; Stefaniak, T.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Effects of feeding milk replacer ad libitum or in restricted amounts for the first five weeks of life on the growth, metabolic adaptation, and immune status of newborn calves. Plos One 11 (12): e0168974, 1-24
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168974