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Maurer Veronika


  • Leitung Gruppe Tiergesundheit
  • Endoparasitenkontrolle Geflügel
  • Ektoparasitenkontrolle
  • Tierzucht für Biobetriebe
  • Hilfsstofflisten Bereich Tier

Ausbildung / beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1995 - heute Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am FiBL
  • 1989 - 1994 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Nutztierwissenschaften (Prof. W. Langhans) und am Institut für Phytomedizin (Prof. V. Delucchi) der ETHZ. Dissertation zur Epidemiologie  der Roten Vogelmilbe Dernmanyssus gallinae
  • 1987 - 1989 Praktika Agroscope ART (Dr. F. Bigler) und Novartis Animal Health (Dr. W. Häusermann)
  • Studium der Agronomie an der ETH Zürich, Nutztierwissenschaften


Publikationen in der Datenbank Organic Eprints

Peer Reviewed

  • Leiber, F., Gelencsér, T., Stamer, A., Amsler, Z., Wohlfahrt, J., Früh, B. & V. Maurer (2016). Insect and legume-based protein sources to replace soybean cake in an organic broiler diet: Effects on growth performance and physical meat quality. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Available on DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742170515000496
  • Maurer, V., Holinger, M., Amsler, Z., Früh, B., Wohlfahrt, J., Stamer, A. & F. Leiber (2016). Replacement of soybean cake by Hermetia illucens meal in diets for layers. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 2(2): 83-90. Available on DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2015.0071
  • Prinsen, R.T.M.M., Strillacci, M.G., Schiavini, F., Santus, E., Rossoni, A., Maurer, V., Bieber, A., Gredler, B., Dolezal, M., Bagnato, A. (2016). A genome-wide scan of copy number variants using high-density SNPs in Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Livestock Science 191, 153-160.
  • George, D.R., Finn, R.D., Graham, K.M., Mul, M.F., Maurer, V., Moro, C.V. & O.A.E. Sparagano (2015). Should the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae be of wider concern for veterinary and medical science? Parasites & Vectors 8: 178-187.
  • Stergiadis, S., Bieber, A., Franceschind, E., Isensee, A., Eyre, M.D., Maurer, V., Chatzidimitriou, E., Cozzi, G., Bapst, B., Stewart, G., Gordon, A. & Butler, G. (2015). Impact of US Brown Swiss genetics on milk quality from low-input herds in Switzerland: Interactions with grazing intake and pasture type. Food Chemistry 175: 609-618.
  • Van Krimpen, M.M., Leenstra, F., Maurer, V. & M. Bestman (2015). How to fulfil EU requirements to feed organic laying hens 100% organic ingredients. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 25: 129-138.
  • Isensee, A., Leiber, F., Bieber, A., Spengler, A., Ivemeyer, S., Maurer, V. & P. Klocke (2014). Comparison of a classical with a highly formularized body condition scoring system for dairy cattle. Animal 8: 1971-1977.
  • Leenstra, F., Maurer, V., Galea, F., Bestman, M., Amsler-Kepalaite, Z., Visscher, J., Vermeij, I. & M. van Krimpen (2014). Laying hen performance in different production systems; why do they differ and how to close the gap? Results of discussions with groups of farmers in The Netherlands, Switzerland and France, benchmarking and model calculations. European Poultry Science 78: 1-10.
  • Heckendorn, F., Werne, S., Maurer, V., Perler, E., Amsler, Z., Probst, J., Zaugg, C. & I. Krenmayr (2013). Sainfoin - new data on anthelmintic effects and production in sheep and goats. Planta Medica 79: 1125-1125.
  • Maurer, V., Hertzberg, H., Heckendorn, F., Hördegen, P. & M. Koller (2013). Effects of paddock management on vegetation, nutrient accumulation, and internal parasites in laying hens. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 22: 334–343.
  • Werne, S., Isensee, A., Maurer, V., Perler, E., Drewek, A. & F. Heckendorn (2013). Integrated control of gastrointestinal nematodes in lambs using a bioactive feed x breed approach. Veterinary Parasitology 198: 298-304.
  • Werne, S., Perler, E., Maurer, V., Probst, J.K., Hoste, H., Drewek, A. & F. Heckendorn (2013). Effect of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) and faba bean (Vicia faba) on the periparturient rise in ewes infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Small Ruminant Research 113: 454-460.
  • Leenstra, F., Maurer, V., Bestman, M., Sambeek, F., Zeltner, E., Reuvekamp, B.,Galea, F. & T. Niekerk (2012). Performance of commercial laying hen genotypes on free range and organic farms in Switzerland, France and The Netherlands. British Poultry Science 53(3): 282-290.
  • Borgsteede, F.H.M., Gaasenbeek, C.P.H., van Krimpen, M.M., Maurer, V., Mejer, H., Spoolder, H.A.M., Thamsborg, S.M. & H.M. Vermeer (2011). Studies on preventive strategies and alternative treatments against roundworm in organic pig production systems. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 58: 173-176.
  • Heckendorn, F., Häring, D.A., Amsler, Z. & V. Maurer (2009). Do stocking rate and a simple run management practice influence the infection of laying hens with gastrointestinal helminths? Veterinary Parasitology 159(1): 60-68.
  • Maurer, V., Perler, E. & F. Heckendorn (2009). In vitro efficacies of oils, silicas and plant preparations against the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae. Experimental & Applied Acarology 48: 31-41.
  • Maurer, V., Amsler, Z., Perler, E. & F. Heckendorn (2009). Poultry litter as a source of gastrointestinal helminth infections. Veterinary Parasitology161: 255-260.
  • Mul, M., Fiks-van Niekerk, T., Chirico, J., Maurer, V., Kilpinen, O.,  Sparagano, O., Thind, B., Zoons, J., Moore, D., Bell, B., Gjevre, A.-G. & C. Chauve (2009). Control methods for Dermanyssus gallinae in systems for laying hens - Results of an international seminar. World’s Poultry Science Journal 65: 589-599.
  • Häring, D.A., Scharenberg, A., Heckendorn, F. Dohme, F., Lüscher, A., Maurer, V., Suter, D. & H. Hertzberg (2008). Tanniferous forage plants: Agronomic performance, palatability and efficacy against parasitic nematodes in sheep. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23(1): 19-29.
  • Heckendorn, F., Häring, D.A., Maurer, V., Senn, M. & H. Hertzberg (2007). Individual administration of three tanniferous forage plants to lams artificially infected with Haemonchus contortus and Cooperia curticei. Veterinary Parasitology 146: 123-134.
  • Hertzberg H., Maurer V., Heckendorn F., Wanner A., Gutzwiller A. & E. Mosimann (2007). Wurm-Befall bei Jungrindern unter trockenen Weidebedingungen. [Control of gastrointestinal nematodes in cattle under dry pasture conditions]. Agrarforschung 14 (01): 28-33.
  • Heckendorn, F., Häring, D.A., Maurer, V., Zinsstag, J., Langhans, W. & H. Hertzberg (2006). Effect of sainfoin silage and hay on established populations of Haemonchus contortus and Cooperia curticei in lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 142: 293-300.
  • Hördegen, P., Cabaret, J., Hertzberg, H., Langhans, W. & V. Maurer (2006). In vitro screening of six anthelmintic plant products against larval Haemonchus contortus with a modified Methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium reduction assay. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 108: 85-89.
  • Hördegen, P.; Hertzberg, H.; Heilmann, J.; Langhans, W. & V. Maurer (2003). The anthelmintic efficacy of five plant products against gastrointestinal trichostrongylids in artificially infected lambs. Veterinary Parasitology 117(1-2): 51-60.
  • Hertzberg, H., Larsen, M. & V. Maurer (2002). Biologische Helminthen¬kontrolle bei Weidetieren mit nematophagen Pilzen. Berliner und Münchner Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 115: 278-285.
  • Buffoni, G., Di Cola, G., Baumgärtner, J. & V. Maurer (1997). The local dynamics of acarine predator-prey (Cheyletus eruditus-Dermanyssus gallinae) populations: identification of a lumped parameter model. Mitt. Schweiz. Ent. Ges. 70: 345-359.
  • Buffoni, G., Di Cola, G., Baumgärtner, J. & V. Maurer (1995). A mathematical model for trophic interactions in an acarine predator-prey system. Journal of Biological Systems 3 (2): 303-312.
  • Maurer, V. & J. Baumgärtner (1994). A population model for Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology 18(7): 409-422.
  • Maurer, V., Baumgärtner, J., Bieri, M. & D. W. Fölsch (1993). The occurrence of the chicken mite Dermanyssus gallinae in Swiss poultry houses. Mitt. Schweiz. Ent. Ges. 66: 87-97.
  • Maurer, V. & J. Baumgärtner (1992). Temperature influence on life table statistics of the chicken mite Dermanyssus gallinae. Experimental & Applied Acarology 15: 27-40.

Book chapters

  • Hoste, H., Sotiraki, S., Mejer, H., Heckendorn, F., Maurer, V. & S. Thamsborg (2014). Alternatives to Synthetic Chemical Antiparasitic Drugs in Organic Livestock Farming in Europe, In:  Bellon, S., Penvern, S. (Eds.) Organic Farming, Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht. pp. 149-169.
  • Maurer, V., Hördegen, P. & H. Hertzberg (2007). Reducing anthelmintic use for the control of internal parasites in organic livestock systems. In: Cooper, J., Niggli, U. and Leifert, C. (eds.): Handbook of organic food safety and quality. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, England. pp. 221-240.
  • Speiser, B., Wyss, E. & V. Maurer (2006). Biological control in organic production: First choice or last option? In: Eilenberg, J. and Hokkanen, H.T.M. (eds.): An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 27-46.
  • Leiber, F., Müller, A., Maurer, V., Schader, C. & A. Bieber (in press 2017). In: Nico van Belzen (ed.): Organic dairy farming and sustainability. In: Achieving sustainable production of cow’s milk. Vol. 2. Burleigh Dodds, Cambridge, UK.

Peer reviewed conference proceedings (selection)

  • Isensee, A., Klocke, P., Bieber, A., Spengler Neff, A., Ivemeyer, S., Maurer, V., Leiber, F. (2015). Vergleich von zwei unterschiedlichen Methoden der Körperkonditionsbeurteilung beim Milchvieh. In:  Beiträge zur 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Eberswalde, März 2015.
  • Maurer, V., Bestman, M., van Sambeek, F., Leenstra, F. (2015). Haltungsbedingungen, Leistung und Gesundheit von gängigen Legehennen-Genotypen in Öko- und Freilandhaltungen in Frankreich, der Schweiz und den Niederlanden. In:  Beiträge zur 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, März 2015, Eberswalde, pp. 498-501.
  • Sparagano, O., George, D., Finn, R., Dinesh, R., Rashed, A., Graham, K., Okello, E., Maurer, V. (2015). Potential of essential oils in medical and veterinary pest management: efficacy and modes of action. . In 13th International congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (Nantes, France, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics), p. p73.