Dr. rer. nat. Ellen Kanitz

Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie

+49 38208 68-802
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie
Abteilung für Psychophysiologie
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Heimbürge, S.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W. (2019):
The use of hair cortisol for the assessment of stress in animals. Gen Comp Endocr 270: 10-17
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress sensitizes neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses to Escherichia coli challenge in domestic piglets. Brain Behav Immun 68: 274-287
Dannenberger, D.; Tuchscherer, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Schmicke, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Sea buckthorn pomace supplementation in the diet of growing pigs - effects on fatty acid metabolism, HPA activity and immune status. Int J Mol Sci 19 (2): 596, 1-12
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress and immunity - what can we learn from pig studies?. Front Behav Neurosci 12: 64, 1-9
Wirthgen, E.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Domanska, G.; Brenmoehl, J.; Günther, J.; Ohde, D.; Weitschies, W.; Seidlitz, A.; Scheuch, W.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Effects of 1-Methyltryptophan on immune responses and the kynurenine pathway after lipopolysaccharide challenge in pigs. Int J Mol Sci 19 (10): 3009, 1-23
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2018):
Assessing animal individuality: links between personality and laterality in pigs. Curr Zool (https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoy071)
Wirthgen, E.; Kunze, M.; Goumon, S.; Walz, C.; Höflich, C.; Spitschak, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Gimsa, U.; Schön, P.- C.; Manteuffel, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Stabenow, B.; Erdmann, S.; Schluricke, K.; Faucitano, L.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Interference of stress with the somatotropic axis in pigs - lights on new biomarkers. Sci Rep-UK 7: 12055, 1-13
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
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C.; 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
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
Wirthgen, E.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Domanska, G.; Weitschies, W.; Seidlitz, A.; Scheuch, E.; Otten, W. (2016):
Pharmacokinetics of 1-methyl-L-tryptophan after single and repeated subcutaneous application in a porcine model. Exp Anim Tokyo 65 (2): 147-155
Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2016):
Effects of social support on glucocorticoid sensitivity of lymphocytes in socially deprived piglets. STRESS 19 (3): 325-332
Das, G; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of general anesthesia with ketamine in combination with the neuroleptic sedatives xylazine or azaperone on plasma metabolites and hormones in pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (8): 3229-3239
Kanitz, E.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, A.; Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B. (2016):
Social support modulates stress-related gene expression in various brain regions of piglets. Front Behav Neurosci 10: 227, 1-12
Das, G; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Acute effects of general anesthesia with propofol, pentobarbital or isoflurane plus propofol on plasma metabolites and hormones in adult pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (12): 5182-5191
Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kanitz, E.; Pöhland, R.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2016):
A natural mutation in helix 5 of the ligand binding domain of glucocorticoid receptor enhances receptor-ligand interaction. Plos One 11 (10): e0164628, 1-15
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kalbe, C.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2016):
Untersuchung der motorischen Lateralität beim Hausschwein (Sus scrofa). In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2016 (KTBL-Schrift , 511) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-25-8): 273-275
Schäff, C.; Rohrbeck, D.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Kanitz, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Hepatic glucocorticoid and α1- and β2-adrenergic receptors in calves change during neonatal maturation and are related to energy regulation. J Dairy Sci 98 (2): 1046-1056
Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M. (2015):
The impact of pre-natal stress on offspring development in pigs. J Agr Sci 153 (5): 907-919
Metges, C. C.; Görs, S.; Martens, K.; Krüger, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Nebendahl, C.; Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Zeyner, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Pfuhl, R.; Nürnberg, G. (2015):
Body composition and plasma lipid and stress hormone levels during 3 weeks of feed restriction and refeeding in low birth weight female pigs. J Anim Sci 93 (3): 999-1014