Search results for Stress

Research projects

Variations in stress responsivity in hens: matching birds to environments

Main research questionThe CHICKENSTRESS research project aims to improve the welfare of free-range laying hens by reducing the incidence of feather-pecking, reducing their stress and fearfulness, and improving their range use.

Variations in stress responsivity in hens: matching birds to environments

Dossiers

Farmer stress and mental well-being

Compared to other occupational categories, farmers seem to be more at risk for excessive mental stress. Complaints in this sector often remain under the radar for quite some time. More attention for this problem is needed, together with scientific substantiation of the problem and its causes.

Within that unity, there is a strong connection between stress factors, well-being, and the coping strategies applied. For example, a family that copes effectively with stress factors will be more resilient than a family that avoids or denies problems.

Farmer stress and mental well-being

Research projects

First-aid for heat stressed cow

Main research questionBeef and dairy cattle farmers are acutely aware of the effects of heat stress on their animals during the past hot summers. They also have questions about what they can do to mitigate the consequences. This project aims to support Flemish cattle farmers in the choice of appropriate preventive measures.

Standard pages

Co-creation in fisheries

A flexible team can be called on to perform both desk and field work, whenever and wherever necessary.Els VanderperrenRental of installations for marine experimentsAt ILVO, various recirculation systems are available in which exposure experiments (contaminants or other stressors), feeding trials, survival tests, and trawl tests can be done, or in which

Research projects

Heat plan for Flemish pig farming

Main research questionThe increasing maximum temperatures and the increasing number 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 greater production losses and mortality on their farms.

Research projects

Impact of Bacillus cereus endospore evolution on food safety and stability

However, it is still unclear (1) how fast and to what extent this resistance is build up against a particular stress, (2) to what extent cross resistance occurs against other forms of stress, and (3) whether the behavior of the resulting vegetative cells is changed with respect to spoilage and toxigenic properties.

Standard pages

Co-creation opportunities in pig production

Meer informatie.Frank Tuyttens (animal husbandry), Annelies Van Nuffel (NEW CONTACT Agricultural Engineering)BioanalysisScientific research and advice regarding glucocorticoids such as cortisol and its metabolites as classic, non-specific stress hormones. More information.Johan AertsBack to pig farming

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Contact us and together we'll look at how we can help you.

Contact us