André Mensching, M. Sc.


Current research and projects

Scientific member and doctoral studies within the project "Evaluation of Animal Welfare in Dairy Farming - Indicators for the Metabolism and Feeding" (IndiKuh)
  • Subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cows - prediction of ruminal pH parameters based on a meta-analysis

Membership in scientific societies

  • German society for breeding (DGfZ)

Education

Study of Agricultural Science at the University of Goettingen (M. Sc. Agr.)
  • Main focus: Animal Science
  • Title of the the master thesis: "Analysis of food intake associated behavioral traits of boars using data from transponder feeding"
Study of Agricultural Science at the University of Goettingen (B. Sc. Agr.)
  • Main focus: Animal Science
  • Title of the bachelor thesis: "Generalized Linear Mixed Models with the application to the occurence of Mastitis on a dairy farm"

Working experiences

  • 2017 - Scientific Member, University of Goettingen, Department for Animal Science, Center for Integrated Breeding Research, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group
  • 2005 - Support in the acgricultural family business, Manuel and Reinhard Mensching GbR, Lauenhagen, main focus: Dairy cows, bull fattening, arable farming
  • 2017 - 2019 Scientific Member, University of Goettingen, Department for Animal Science, Center for Integrated Breeding Research, Breeding Informatics
  • 2015 - 2017 Student Assistant, University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Breeding Informatics Group, and Biometrics and Bioinformatics Group

Internships

  • 2012 Agricultural internship, Manuel and Reinhard Mensching GbR, Lauenhagen, main focus: Dairy cows, bull fattening, arable farming

Teaching

  • Tutor in the bachelor course "Biometrics", University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Center for Integrated Breeding Research, Breeding Informatics
  • Tutor in the master courses "Breeding Informatics" and "Statistical genetics, breeding informatics and experimental design", University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Center for Integrated Breeding Research, Breeding Informatics

Scientific awards

  • Best presentation selected by the cattle commission at the 70th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production in Ghent, Belgium, August 26-30, 2019
  • DGfZ prize 2017 in the category master thesis
  • Best academic performance in the subject animal nutrition in 2017 conferred by the H. Wilhelm Schaumann foundation

Publications

  • Mensching, A., Bünemann, K., Meyer, U., von Soosten, D., Hummel, J., Schmitt, A. O., Sharifi, A.R., Dänicke, S. (2020), Modeling reticular and ventral ruminal pH of lactating dairy cows using ingestion and rumination behavior, J. Dairy Sci. 103, https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18195.
  • Mensching, A., J. Hummel, A.R. Sharifi (2020). Statistical modeling of ruminal pH parameters from dairy cows based on a meta-analysis. J. Dairy Sci. 103:750–767. http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-16802.
  • Mensching, A., Zschiesche, M., Jansen, H, Hummel, J., Bünemann, K., Meyer, U., v. Soosten, D., Dänicke, S., Albers, D. , Bohlsen E. , Hammami, H., Gengler, N., Dehareng, F., Sharifi, A. R. (2019), Entwicklung innovativer Indikatoren für die subakute Pansenazidose laktierender Kühe, in Promotionsprogramm „Animal Welfare in Intensive Livestock Production Systems“ (2019): Transformationsprozesse in der intensiven Nutztierhaltung - Was wollen, können und müssen wir ändern? Proceedings of the 2nd Goettingen Animal Welfare Conference, 17.-18.10.2019: 41-46.
  • Mensching, A., Henne, H., Simianer, H., Sharifi, A. R. (2019), Analyse futteraufnahmeassoziierter Merkmale von Ebern. In: 11. pig workshop in Uelzen, DGfZ publication series 77:60-68.
  • Mensching, A., Zschiesche, M., Hummel, J., Sharifi, A. R. (2018), Subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cattle - prediction of ruminal pH parameters based on a meta-analysis. In: 8. cattle workshop in Uelzen, DGfZ publication series issue 75: 176-187.
  • Mensching, A., H. Henne, H. Simianer, A. R. Sharifi (2018), Analyse futteraufnahmeassoziierter Verhaltensmerkmale von Ebern anhand von Daten aus der Transponderfütterung, Züchtungskunde, 90: 57-71.