The advantages and disadvantages of the alternative catching and loading method are evaluated at the same time in terms of labor, production losses, animal welfare and social acceptance.Research approachThe current catching methods for broilers and layers are documented (WP1).
Research into more animal-friendly catching and loading of broilers and reformed laying hens
AnalysesDetailsContactpersoonZootechnical trials in small livestockFeed and digestibility trials in broilers, layers and rabbits. More information.Evelyne Delezie, Saskia Leleu
Excretion trials in poultryDetermination of the possible presence of residues in poultry meat and eggs.
With regard to the reduction of anti-nutritional components from the seeds, in Flanders we do have processing techniques for the leguminous plants separately, but not for mixed crops and certainly not yet for matching their use with laying hens and broilers in both conventional and organic production systems.
Op 24 september 2020 verdedigde Annatachja De Grande haar doctoraat ‘Dietary zinc source affects performance and intestinal health in broilers’. Promotoren zijn Prof. dr. R. Ducatelle en Prof. dr. ir. F. Van Immerseel van UGent (Fac. Diergeneeskunde) en Dr. ir. Evelyne Delezie en Dr. Saskia Leleu van ILVO.
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