Recent peer-reviewed publications from PROHEALTH

As the EU-funded PROHEALTH project is approaching the end of its 5-year duration, the focus has been moved from experimentation and measurements towards analysing, synthesising and concluding. Several recently published papers present PROHEALTH studies and their findings:

  • Sakkas et al. (2018) Does selection for growth rate in broilers affect their resistance and tolerance to Eimeria maxima?, Veterinary Parasitology
  • Pandolfi et al. (2018) Connecting Different Data Sources to Assess the Interconnections between Biosecurity, Health, Welfare, and Performance in Commercial Pig Farms in Great Britain, Frontiers in Veterinary Science
  • Poulsen et al. (2017) Staphylococcus agnetis, a potential pathogen in broiler breeders, Veterinary Microbiology
  • Olsen et al. (2017) Impact of egg disinfection of hatching eggs on the eggshell microbiome and bacterial load, Poultry Science
  • Chatelet et al. (2017) Impact of hygiene of housing conditions on performance and health of two pig genetic lines divergent for residual feed intake, Animal
  • Poulsen et al. (2017) Longitudinal study of transmission of Escherichia coli from broiler breeders to broilers, Veterinary Microbiology
  • Giles et al. (2017) Molecular approaches to the diagnosis andmonitoring of production diseases in pigs, Research in Veterinary Science

PROHEALTH is co-organising a session at the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) on the topic: ‘Sustainable control of production diseases in pigs and poultry, with emphasis on early survival’ find out more on

For a full list of all PROHEALTH publications please go to or read more about PROHEALTH results as part of the EU’s Results Pack on FOOD 2030

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