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Michael Walkenhorst
(Dr. med. vet.)

Department of Livestock Sciences
Group lead Animal Health
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7286
michael.walkenhorst(at)fibl.org

Walkenhorst Michael

Activity areas

  • Group lead Animal Health
  • Preventive Veterinary Medicine
  • Udder Health, Joung Animal Health
  • Ethnoveterinary Medicine
  • Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy

Training / professional career

Professional Career

  • Since 2014 Group lead Animal Health of the Department of Livestock Science of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, CH) with the main focus on preventive veterinary medicine including reduction of antibiotic input as well as the preventive and therapeutic use of medicinal plants and natural products in livestock.
  • 1998 - recent in the beginning PhD student, since 2002 researcher and since 2006 senior researcher at the Department of Livestock Science of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, CH)

Training

  • 2012 certificate of qualification in veterinary phytotherapy (“Fähigkeitsausweis Veterinärphytotherapie GST”) of the Swiss Veterinary Society
  • 2006 doctoral thesis at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich (CH)
  • 1998 approbation as veterinarian at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (DE)
  • 992 - 1998 education in veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (DE)