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

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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S000711450886240X
Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2008):
Metabolische Programmierung bei Nutztieren. Übersichten zur Tierernährung 36: 1-29
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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
Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Junghans, P.; Becker, D.; 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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2007-0517
Hammon, H. M.; Bellmann, O.; Voigt, J.; Schneider, F.; Kühn, C. (2007):
Glucose-dependent insulin response and milk production in heifers within a segregating resource family population. J Dairy Sci 90 (7): 3247-3254
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2006-748
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2007.02.001
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
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0442.2006.00826.x
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2005.07.010
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2005.11.004
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450390500216894
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72887-3
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72934-9
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72853-8
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
Donkin, S. 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
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72773-9
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2004.12.002
Carron, J.; Morel, C.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2005):
Effects of dexamethasone and colostrum feeding on mRNA levels and binding capacities of beta-adrenergic receptors in the liver of neonatal calves. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 28 (3): 257-271
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2004.10.001
Muri, C.; Schottstedt, T.; Hammon, H. M.; Meyer, E.; Blum, J.W. (2005):
Hematological, metabolic, and endocrine effects of feeding vitamin A and lactoferrin in neonatal calves. J Dairy Sci 88 (3): 1062-1077
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(05)72774-0