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Research projects

Genetic tool for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region

Main research questionSustainable use and management of marine resources is key for good ecosystem health. Monitoring for ecosystem health assessments is currently based on morphological species identification, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive and skills reliant.

Genetic tool for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region

Research projects

ERA-Net Cofund on INtesTInal MICrobiomics, diet and health, implementing JPI HDHL objectives

Main research questionThis ERA-Net Cofund HDHL-INTIMIC is being implemented as a new joint action within the framework of the European Joint Programming Initiative "Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL). The focus is on the relationship between food and health.

ERA-Net Cofund on INtesTInal MICrobiomics, diet and health, implementing JPI HDHL objectives

Research projects

Internet-of-animals: design and development of an integrated health and welfare monitoring system for dairy cows

The main goal of this project is to investigate the integration of different sensors (localization, accelerometers) the detection and monitoring for multiple animal states and anomalies (calving, oestrus, lameness, and heat stress).Research approachThe first work package investigates the design of health and welfare tracking algorithms based on the

Internet-of-animals: design and development of an integrated health and welfare monitoring system for dairy cows

Themes

Food and Health

Food and Health

ILVO research helps to optimize existing production processes with attention to the different aspects of quality: taste, health and safety, societal acceptance of the production process, and the composition and characteristics of the end product.

The Belgian food companies, traders, restaurant chains, catering companies, and the government have made agreements to lead consumers to a healthier and more balanced food pattern in the Covenant for a Balanced Diet (2016). With these concrete commitments from the entire sector, Belgium is a European leader.

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Intestinal health

Nutritionally balanced and functional food can contribute to good gut health, which supports overall health. ILVO's expertise in nutrition and digestive physiology is applied to specific target groups and to pigs as a model in order to investigate the link between nutrition, the gut and health under controlled conditions.

The food - gut - health triangle What we eat affects our entire metabolism. Nutrition provides building blocks for growth and a balanced diet is essential for good health. Links between nutrition and health are being reported almost daily, yet there so much we don't know.

Intestinal health

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Soil health

Healthy soils are as important to life on earth as clean air and water. Healthy soils not only lead to healthy and productive crops, they also provide numerous additional ecosystem services such as climate regulation, richer below- and above-ground biodiversity, better water management, etc.

What is soil health? Een gezonde bodem heeft het vermogen om te functioneren als een levend ecosysteem en planten, dieren en mensen in stand te houden.

Soil health

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Plant health

ILVO plant health experts in the Diagnostic Centre for Plants The ILVO plant health experts working in the accredited Diagnostic Centre for Plants focus every day on the detection and identification of plant pathogenic diseases and pests. This is necessary because healthy plants are essential for our food supply.

Plant health

Research projects

To provide the Flemish poultry sector a heat action plan to maintain optimal health and the welfare of their poultry

Research approachWe identify these sub-objects: 1) We determine appropriate animal-related parameters to quantify the effects of heat stress, 2) We evaluate impact of potential incubation, management, feed, water, climate and technical strategies as well as their combinations, on the production results, health and welfare of the animals under commercial

To provide the Flemish poultry sector a heat action plan to maintain optimal health and the welfare of their poultry

News | 04/04/2019

Gut health in pigs: new research and service platform

Gut health in pigs: new research and service platform

Gut health research in pigs provides a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of zootechnical performance, health, and nitrogen emissions.

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