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, Breeding Informatics
  • 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
  • 2016 - 2017 Student Assistant, University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group
  • 2015 - 2017 Student Assistant, University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Biometrics and Bioinformatics

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 course "Breeding Informatics", University of Goettingen, Department for Animal science, Center for Integrated Breeding Research, Breeding Informatics

Scientific awards

  • 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., H. Henne, H. Simianer, A. R. Sharifi (2018), Analyse futteraufnahmeassoziierter Verhaltensmerkmale von Ebern anhand von Daten aus der Transponderfuetterung, Zuechtungskunde, 90: 57-71.
  • 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.