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High biosecurity and welfare standards in fattening pig farms are associated with reduced antimicrobial use

In order to reduce antimicrobial use in pig production, the consequences of insufficient biosecurity and welfare problems need to be known. This study aimed to investigate associations between the number of antimicrobial treatments per fattening pig, and biosecurity, indicators for animal welfare as well as ...

2020-07-07T19:14:25+00:00April 30th, 2020|By: A.H. Stygar, I. Chantziaras, I. Toppari, D. Maes, J. K. Niemi| Journal: |

A value chain analysis of interventions to control production diseases in the intensive pig production sector

Value chain analysis (VCA) calculated the financial effects on food chain actors of interventions to improve animal health and welfare in the intensive pig sector. Two interventions to reduce production diseases were studied. A generic chain diagram of linkages between stakeholders and value-added dimensions was ...

2020-06-12T11:39:10+00:00April 8th, 2020|By: Jarkko Niemi, Richard Bennett, Beth Clark, Lynn Frewer, Philip Jones, Thomas Rimmler, Richard Tranter| Journal: |

The Productivity and Financial Impacts of Eight Types of Environmental Enrichment for Broiler Chickens

Fast growing broiler birds have an elevated risk of leg health problems throughinactivity. Increasing the complexity (enriching) of the rearing environment, e.g., adding straw bales into broiler houses, is suggested as a way of increasing activity levels. While a number of studies have examined the ...

2020-06-12T11:33:11+00:00February 26th, 2020|By: Philip J. Jones, Fernanda M. Tahamtani, Ida J. Pedersen, Jarkko K. Niemi, Anja B. Riber| Journal: Animals 2020|
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Latest Conference Presentations

Effect of divergent lines selected on feed efficiency and physical activity on lameness and osteochondrosis in growing pigs

This presentation was held at ISAE 2018. You can download the abstract and the full presentation.Locomotion disorders have been identified as a significant production disease for growing and finishing pigs, and a sign of reduced animal welfare (EU PROHEALTH project). Amongst them, lameness is a ...

2018-09-04T10:33:12+00:00September 3rd, 2018|By: Marie-Christine Meunier-Salaün, Maija Karhapää, Hilkka Siljander-Rasi, Emma Cantaloube, Lucile Archimbaud, Ludovic Brossard, Nathalie Le Floc'h and Anne Boudon| Journal: ISAE 2018|

Effect of enriching the sow environment and diet during gestation on maternal stress and piglet survival

Paper presented at the 50th edition of the ‘Journées de la Recherche Porcine’ in Paris on 6-7 February 2018.Effect of enriching the sow environment and diet during gestation on maternal stress and piglet survivalA stressful environment for sows during gestation can increase piglet mortality. The present ...

2018-02-23T12:04:01+00:00February 22nd, 2018|By: Hélène Quensel, Benoit Peuteman, Elodie Merlot, Armelle Prunier, Catherine Calvar, Fabrice Robert, Marie-Christine Meunier-Salaun|
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