PD Dr. med. vet. Harald Michael Hammon

+49 38208 68-693
Leibniz 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

Carron, J.; Morel, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2005):
Ontogenetic development of mRNA levels and binding sites of hepatic beta-adrenergic receptors in cattle. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 28 (3): 320-330
Schottstedt, T.; Muri, C.; Morel, C.; Philipona, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2005):
Effects of feeding vitamin A and lactoferrin on epithelium and lymphoid tissues of intestine of neonatal calves. J Dairy Sci 88 (3): 1050-1061
Donkin, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2005):
Hepatic gluconeogenesis in developing ruminants. In: Biology of Metabolism in Growing Animals (D. G.Burrin and H. J. Mersmann, Hrsg.) Elsevier, Amsterdam: 375-390
Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2005):
Nutritional programming: Prenatal nutritional effects on the regulation of growth and metabolism. J Anim Feed Sci 14 (Supp.1): 15-30
Puvogel, G.; Baumrucker, C. R.; Sauerwein, H.; Rühl, R.; Ontsouka, C. E.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2005):
Effects of an enhanced vitamin A intake during the dry period on retinoids, lactoferrin, IGF system, mammary gland epithelial cell apoptosis, and subsequent lactation in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 88 (5): 1785-1800
Rerat, M.; Zbinden, Y.; Saner, R.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2005):
In vitro embryo production: growth performance, feed efficiency, and hematological, metabolic, and endocrine status in calves. J Dairy Sci 88 (7): 2579-2593
Hammon, H. M.; Philipona, C.; Zbinden, Y.; Blum, J.W.; Donkin, S.S. (2005):
Effects of dexamethasone and growth hormone treatment on hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes in calves. J Dairy Sci 88 (6): 2107-2116
Shen, Z.; Kuhla, B.; Zitnan, R.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Schneider, F.; Hagemeister, H.; Löhrke, B.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M.; Voigt, J. (2005):
Intraruminal infusion of n-butyric acid induces an increase of ruminal papillae size independent of IGF-1 system in castrated bulls. Arch Anim Nutr 59 (4): 213-225
Shen, Z.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Löhrke, B.; Schneider, F.; Zitnan, R.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Martens, H.; Hagemeister, H.; Voigt, J. (2004):
An energy-rich diet causes rumen papillae proliferation associated with more IGF type 1 receptors and increased plasma IGF-1 concentrations in young goats. J Nutr 134 (1): 11-17
Bittrich, S.; Philipona, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Rome, V.; Guilloteau, P.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Preterm as compared with full-term neonatal calves are characterized by morphological and functional immaturity of the small intestine. J Dairy Sci 87 (6): 1786-1795
Eicher, S.D; McMunn, K. A.; Hammon, H. M.; Donkin, S. (2004):
Toll-like receptors 2 and 4, and acute phase cytokine gene expression in dexamethasone and growth hormone treated dairy calves. VET IMMUNOL IMMUNOP 98 (3-4): 115-125
Ontsouka, C. E.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Expression of insulin-like growth factors (IGF)-1 and -2, IGF-binding proteins-2 and -3, and receptors for growth hormone, IGF type-1 and -2 and insulin in the gastrointestinal tract of neonatal calves. Growth Factors 22 (1): 63-69
Ontsouka, C. E.; Sauter, S.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2004):
Effects of colostrum feeding and dexamethasone treatment on mRNA levels of insulin-like growth factors (IGF)-I and -II, IGF binding proteins-2 and -3, and on receptors for growth hormone, IGF-I, IGF-II, and insulin in the gastrointestinal tract of neonata
Ontsouka, C. E.; Philipona, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Abundance of mRNA encoding for components of the somatotropic axis and insulin receptor in different layers of the jejunum and ileum of neonatal calves. J Anim Sci 82 (11): 3181-3188
Sauter, S.; Roffler, B.; Philipona, C.; Morel, C.; Rome, V.; Guilloteau, P.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2004):
Intestinal development in neonatal calves: effects of glucocorticoids and dependence of colostrum feeding. Biol Neonate 85 (2): 94-104
Ontsouka, C. E.; Korczak, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Real-time PCR quantification of bovine lactase mRNA: localization in the gastrointestinal tract of milk-fed calves. J Dairy Sci 87 (12): 4230-4237