News | 30/01/2023
Animal welfare automated monitoring from barn to slaughterhouse
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
News | 05/01/2023
Climate change and soil health
News | 25/01/2023
ILVO department head takes up prestigious advisory role on One Health at World Health Organization
ILVO researcher and department head Lieve Herman is making her expertise on microbiology and food safety available to a temporary World Health Organization "One Health" advisory group.
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
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
Quality control is an important element in the constant pursuit of integrated and sustainable quality assurance in animal and human nutrition.
Animal Related Analyses (ANIMALAB)
Soil Health Conference - World Soil Day
Anton Nigten - Independent researcherJozef Visser - PhD Soil Science
9h45 - Mechanisms of soil health restoration in regenerative agricultureHow do we restore ecosystem functioning? What soil organisms are crucial? How far can you go in substituting chemicals with biomimicry? How fast can you build up soil carbon in a temperate climate?
In Europe 60 70 of soils have been diagnosed as ‘non healthy’healthy’( 2020 Flanders is no exception The health of agricultural soils is crucial, not only for sustainable food production but also for the provision of ecosystem services A growing number of farmers all over the world demonstrate that it is possible to achieve rapid improvements in soil