News | 04/10/2019
Europe is aiming for an ambitious combination of better productivity and animal welfare.
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.
News | 04/06/2018
Veterinary advice has proven its economic added value for farms and animal-based measuring systems
The economic added value of an animal-based measuring system can be increased by taking the economic value into account during the technical development phase.
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)
Main research questionIn recent years, consumers, producers, meat processors and retailers have been paying increasing attention to animal welfare. 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
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animal welfare 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 animal welfare 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
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole, Aarhus University, FIBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, University of Bologna, SLU - Swedisch University of Agricultural Sciences, STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Zuidelijke Land and Tuinbouw Organisatie, FEUGA, DGZ - Dierengezondheidszorg Vlaanderen, University of Liverpool, European Forum of Farm Animal
Main research questionThis project focuses on a more responsible use of antibiotics in animal production systems, in particular on how to efficiently steer and manage this transition in order to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Rethinking Of Antimicrobial Decision-systems in the Management of Animal Production