Prof. Dr. Ingrid Vervuert

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Vervuert

Research Fellow

Tierernährung und Ernährungsschäden
Tierernährung, Mykologie
An den Tierkliniken 9
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38372
Fax: +49 341 97-38399

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Vervuert

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Vervuert

Institute Head

Institute of Animal Nutrition, Nutrition Diseases and Dietetics
Tierernährung, Mykologie
An den Tierkliniken 9
04103 Leipzig

Abstract

Professorin Dr. med. vet. Ingrid Vervuert

Diplomate in Animal Nutrition and Dietetics

Temporary head of the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Nutrition Diseases and Dietetics


I did my doctoral degree in Animal Nutrition. I am a diplomate in Animal Nutrition and Dietetics. Currently, I am in charge of the entire spectrum of teaching and research in our institute. In addition I am the head of the nutritional consultation service for veterinarians and animal holders. I have a special degree in didactics which is embedded in the “Zertifikationsprogramm” of Leipzig University. My research area is focused on obesity in equines and other animals. Furthermore, I am involved in research to prevent gastric ulcers in animals with special interests in the equine. In addition, a current project focus on the impact of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in compound feeds for horses.

In June 2019 I have been appointed as a professor.



Professional career

  • since 01/2010
    Professor in the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Nutrition Diseases and Dietetics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig UniversityAuthority for continuing education in "Animal Nutrition and Dietetics"
  • 01/2001 - 12/2009
    Postdoctoral lecture qualification ("habilitation"), title of the thesis: “Food properties affecting starch digestion by healthy horses as measured by glycaemic and insulinaemic responses”
  • 09/1997 - 05/2006
    Scientist at the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

Education

  • 06/1998 - 05/2003
    Specialization in Animal Nutrition and Dietetics, Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetcis, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
  • 05/1996 - 08/1998
    Doctoral degree at the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, title of the doctoral thesis: “Effects of oral supplementation of glucose or electrolytes on energy metabolism in horses"
  • 10/1989 - 05/1995
    Study of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin

My research is focused on ´civilisation diseases´ in livestocks with a key focus on the equine. Main research topics include obesity, gastric ulcers and feed intake behaviour.

Due to my successful fundraising, my research group is currently working on molecular changes in adipose and liver tissue during the course of excessive energy intake or during inflammation in horses and ponies.

Another topic of my research focuses on the impact of feed on the gastric mucosa and on dental abbreviations in the equine and calves. We aim to develop nutritional strategies for preventing gastric ulcers. Currently, my research group is also integrated in the excellence cluster nutriCARD. In cooperation with the research focus ´Civilisation diseases, Infection, Consumer protection, Nutrition and Animal welfare (= ZIVET)´ nutriCARD aims to produce safe foods with respect to cardiovascular health in humans.

According to the reduced availability of forages in horses due to climatic changes we investigate the mechanism of selection of poisoning plants in hay in a current project.

  • Effects of green-tea and curcumin oral supplementation on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in horses and ponies
    Vervuert, Ingrid
    Duration: 01/2017 - 07/2019
    Funded by: Wirtschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Tierernährung und Ernährungsschäden
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  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in commercial feedstuffs for horses
    Vervuert, Ingrid
    Duration: 01/2017 - 10/2018
    Funded by: Fördergesellschaften
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Tierernährung und Ernährungsschäden
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  • Einfluss der Körpergewichtszunahme auf den Narkoseverlauf bei anästhesierten Pferden
    Gittel, Claudia
    Duration: 10/2015 - ongoing
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Großtierchirurgie
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  • Quantifizierung von Sand im Magendarmtrakt von gesunden Ponys – Vergleich Computertomographie und Kotuntersuchung
    Berner, Dagmar
    Duration: 09/2015 - 12/2018
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Klinik für Pferde; Verwaltung/Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät
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  • Comparative effects of diet on inflammatory responses of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue and liver in ponies and horses
    Vervuert, Ingrid
    Duration: 06/2015 - 09/2019
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Institut für Tierernährung, Ernährungsschäden und Diätetik; Tierernährung und Ernährungsschäden
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more projects

  • Scharner, D.; Gittel, C.; Böttcher, D.; Winter, K.; Blaue, D. D.; Schedlbauer, C.; Vervuert, I.; Brehm, W.
    Sonographie der Linea alba vor und nach der Laparotomie beim Warmblutpferd
    Pferdeheilkunde. 2019. 35 (1). pp. 34-40
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  • Wilhelmsson, M.; Olson, M.; Vervuert, I.; Lancaster, B.; Ellis, A.
    Observations on digestive and ingestive parameters in 6 performance horses when moved from a traditional, high concentrate diet (TD) to a high forage (HF) diet - A field study
    2018. p. 42
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more publications

Since many years, I am teaching with great engagement and dedication. The teaching concepts are practice-oriented and tailored to first day competence for students studying veterinary medicine. Furthermore, I am strongly involved in the postgraduate education for veterinarians. I have a special degree in didactics which is embedded in the “Zertifikationsprogramm” of Leipzig University.