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The FBN opens its gates - "Open Day" on 21 September 2019.

Interest in research activities at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) and at the Landesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Fischerei MV (LFA) is always high. Three years ago, on 24 September 2016, more than 3,000 visitors flocked to the campus with 22 stations to visit. After a three-year break, the scientists and staff will be on hand again on Saturday, 21 September 2019 to answer questions and provide an exciting insight into their work.

Preparations are already in full swing for the all-day action day in September. Once again, numerous guided tours or discovery tours on your own are planned as well as a look behind the scenes and the opportunity to try out and actively participate yourself. Guests can visit the large animal operating room, the experimental facilities for pigs, cattle and chickens, the various laboratories and get very close to the famous Dummerstorfer mice, the clever goats and many animal offspring. For the youngest, a child-friendly programme and sporting highlights will be organised together with the Dummerstorf fire brigade.

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Photo FBN/nordlicht: Humans and animals are the focus of the Open Day 2019. Of course, the "smart goats" are also present, here with Dr. Christian Nawroth and Kathrina Rosenberger, a doctoral student from Austria.

Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf
Director: Prof. Dr. Klaus Wimmers
T +49 38208-68 600
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Scientific Organisation: Dr. Norbert K. Borowy
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf
T +49 38208-68 605
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