News | 30/01/2023
Animal welfare automated monitoring from barn to slaughterhouse
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR NUTZTIERBIOLOGIE (FBN), White Research SRL, CLK GMBH, KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET, VION Food Group, STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER (TIHO), INSTYTUT GENETYKI I BIOTECHNOLOGII ZWIERZAT POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (IGBZ PAN), UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB), VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN (VETMEDUNI), EUROGROUP FOR ANIMALS
Main research questionThe aim of the 4-year aWISH project (Animal Welfare Indicators at the SlaughterHouse) is the large-scale, automated at-slaughter monitoring of animal-based welfare indicators for quantifying animal welfare status on-farm, during (un)loading, transport and slaughter.
Animal Welfare Indicators at the SlaughterHouse
News | 04/10/2019
Europe is aiming for an ambitious combination of better productivity and animal welfare.
Main research questionWhen scoring farm animal welfare, indicators often boil down to potential deficiencies. The COST Action ‘LIFT’ will provide the background for including positive welfare in farm animal welfare assessment.
Lifting farm animal lives – laying the foundations for positive animal welfare
Animal welfare is getting more and more attention from livestock producers, consumers and policymakers alike. But how can we continue to improve the welfare of our livestock? How can we objectively measure animal welfare? And how can these data be used in practice?
What is animal welfare?
Animal welfare is about the quality of life as experienced by the animal itself. To make the definition of animal welfare more concrete, five freedoms for animals that must be met were established in 1965.
News | 20/10/2017
Broiler welfare during the pre-slaughter phase
The pre-slaughter phase in broiler chickens is seen as a critical bottleneck for animal welfare.
Test Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) systems that can help livestock farmers monitor their water use at the animal or group level and identify leakage losses or abnormal water use.Inform livestock farmers about possible water treatment systems for rainwater, for example, and thus make better use of alternative water sources.Relevance/ValorizationWith
Water consumption in animal husbandry
Main research questionTo the benefit of the poultry industry, the WISH project develops innovative solutions to improve both the productivity and welfare of broiler chickens.
Welfare Improving monitoring Solutions for cHickens
ILVO generates knowledge to promote more sustainable animal husbandry, fisheries and aquaculture. To do this, it is inevitable to that animals are kept and used for research (where the animals are kept in group housing or in their original ecosystem to the degree possible).
Transparency regarding animal trials