Identify the risk factors for production diseases and establish associations between disease .
Explore the role of genetic and environmental factors on neonatal survival and in exerting longer-term developmental influences on health.
Evaluate the effects of genetic selection for productive traits on susceptibility and identify strategies to prevent these.
Determine the role of farm environment variation on the expression of production diseases over time
Characterize microbiological and immunological changes and identify pathological changes at the molecular level which take place during production diseases in order to develop diagnostic tools.
Implement reduction strategies for production diseases on a farm and assess the efficacy reducing disease prevalence or severity.
Identify economically viable and socially acceptable control strategies ways to control pathologies, with emphasis on animal welfare implications.
Sustainable pig and poultry production: an integrated and multi-factorial approach
01 December 2013
30 November 2018
€ 11.9 million