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Klimaatmitigatie en klimaatadaptatie

...eder aan te passen,… Voorbeelden: EHBKOE, CoolChicks, CoolPigs Droogte en extreme neerslag kan je omzeilen door slim om te gaan met het beschikbare water. Dat kan door bvb. peilgestuurd te drai...


Animal welfare

Research into the optimal housing and management of pigs, cattle, poultry and rabbits alike should improve the quality of life.


Precision livestock farming

...VO, we regularly work on monitoring individual animals, for dairy and beef cattle, as well as for pigs and even poultry sporadically. Problems can be detected and solved faster using an individual ...


Alternatives to castration of piglets

Why castrate male piglets? About 4% of male pigs or "intact boars" have boar taint. This is an unpleasant odor or taste found in pork and fat. Boar taint is caused by the accumulation of androsten...


Gut 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 cont...

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Heat plan for Flemish pig farming

...of days with elevated temperatures in Belgium can lead to heat stress in several animal species but pigs are particularly sensitive to this. In recent years, pig farmers have experienced much great...

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Gut health in pigs: new research and service platform

...GDARM is the start of a new Belgian multidisciplinary platform for research on intestinal health in pigs. The aim is to unravel even better the deeper mechanisms as a function of performance, healt...

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Soy free chicken and pig production

... good practical results. We demonstrate the soy-free feed in the production of broiler chickens and pigs. The impact of the costs and benefits in terms of business profitability and environment is ...

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Detection and valorisation of pork with boartaint

...ance/ValorizationBoar taint is an unpleasant off-odour that can occur when fat from entire male pigs is heated. In order to avoid boar taint, it is common practice to surgically castrate male p...

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Sustainability in pork production with immunocastration

... castration of newborn male piglets, a practice that is under discussion in Europe. In IC, the male pigs receive two injections of a vaccine (low-invasiveness). The young boars then no longer devel...

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Dynamics of Hepatitis E infections in Begian pig farms

... can be transmitted to humans via raw or undercooked pork products. A majority (75%) of the Belgian pigs have antibodies against HEV. However, little is known about dynamics of HEV infection on Bel...

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Animal Welfare Indicators at the SlaughterHouse this data to give feedback and advice on best practices to those responsible for the chicken and pigs throughout their lifetime (farmer, catching team, transporter, slaughterhouse). This approac...

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