The subjects taught at the Department of Animal and Environmental Hygiene include hygiene, animal welfare, environmental protection, consumer protection, hygiene in animal husbandry, veterinary clinics, and small animal practices, drinking water hygiene, and interactions between animals and the environment.
Research is conducted on disinfectants, infectious diseases, livestock hygiene, and environmental sanitation. The various topics are investigated in groups at the institute as well as nationwide in interdisciplinary research collaborations.
The Institute provides services according to the guidelines of the German Veterinary Medical Association in the areas of food, veterinary practice, and livestock. These services include the detection of Salmonella or multidrug-resistant bacteria, microbial feed evaluation, and tests on disinfectants.