Livestock Production Systems

Prof. Dr. Uta König v. Borstel

  • Interim Chair Livestock Production Science
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph , Kanada


  • Tasks:
  • Coordinator Equine Sciences

  • Lectures


  • Council member GWP (Society for advancement of equine science e.V.)
  • Council and founding member of ISES (International Society for Equitation Science)
  • Founding member of the EAAP working group for establishing an European Equine Science Master Programme




  • Research interests:

  • Horses, Dairy cattle, Livestock


  • Genetics of behaviour traits:
  • Objectifying personality evaluation in horse performance tests
  • Implementing behaviour tests into horse, swine and cattle breeding programs
  • Breeding for better temperament in livestock

  • Animal behaviour and -welfare:
  • Horse-rider interactions (particularly with regard to aspects of stress physiology)
  • Animal welfare in horse sports