There are the vets, as we know them, that fit on the dogs, cats and parrots. But now they must first insektdyrlæger be trained, and they must, as a unified team to be with to fit on the stocks of mealworms, crickets and flies.
the University is a part of the project, which involves students from countries all over the world.
Concrete will be employed three ph.d.-students at the university of copenhagen in Denmark, while in universities in other countries are being recruited 12 other students, which will constitute the team of insektdyrlæger.
According to Jørgen Eilenberg, professor in the department of plant and environmental sciences at Copenhagen University, it may, among other things, to contribute to the green transition to take good care of the insects.
- We have marked a strong growing interest from students at the University of Copenhagen it is here the message. It is about to go up for people that there is a point in producing insects for feed, and thereby the insects give their contribution to a more sustainable world.
- the Whole point is that we are educating people who can be better to help uncover diseases in insektproduktion and can help to prevent or combat it, " says Jørgen Eilenberg, who calls the project 'very large' for the University of Copenhagen to be a part of.
The virus and fungal diseases that can hit the insects, similar to not those who can hit the ordinary farm animals.
And there is not enough knowledge in the field, as it looks today, believes Jørgen Eilenberg.
- It can give big produkttab, he says.
There is, however, not to insektdyrlægerne must treat the individual fårekylling or melorm. No, the insects must be treated as total stocks.
produced in the EU in about 6000 metric tons of insects per year for feed and food. The industry expect according to the University of Copenhagen, denmark, that figure will rise to more than one million tonnes in 2028.