Main research questionIn recent years, consumers, producers, meat processors and retailers have been paying increasing attention to animalwelfare. To achieve higher welfare, the focus is often on adding positive (enriching) experiences for the animals, rather than removing negative experiences.
Creating added value by stimulating desired animal behavior via music
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).
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animalwelfare in pigs and poultry that are raised organically and in free-range systems. In concrete terms, the 23 project partners will work together on innovative solutions and tools.
Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare
The challenges to improve animalwelfare vary between countries. In this project we are studying and comparing the welfare of broiler chickens that have been produced locally (Flanders) to that of broilers imported to the European market from South Brazil.
The welfare of broiler chickens produced in Brazil versus Belgium
Main research questionAt the request of the Flemish Government, the goal of the LEGMONI project is to elaborate a rapid monitoring tool for the welfare of laying hens. The tool is meant to be used on the slaughter line.
Development of a quick scan monitoring system at the slaughter line to determing laying hen welfare
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