11 Dec 2020

Zoetis for HealthyLivestock – By Theo Kanellos, Zoetis

The outputs of the HealthyLivestock work packages from both the Chinese and European projects will be made available through a mobile-phone friendly E-Knowledge Hub which will provide access for livestock producers and veterinarians to the latest evidence and best practice guidance which can be implemented on farm and improvements observed through the poultry and pig apps.

03 Nov 2020

Deep learning-based automated pig feeding behaviour detection for healthier livestock

Say goodbye to traditional pig tracking, extra sensors and individual marking. A fast and accurate 2D camera-based deep learning system automatically recognises pig feeding behaviour, making early detection of health and welfare problems possible.

02 Nov 2020

HealthyLivestock Related Websites and Projects

Poultry hub, The Pig Site, The European Medicines Agency, Wageningen University & Research and more

23 Oct 2020

Effects of on-farm and traditional hatching on welfare, health, and performance of broiler chickens

In on-farm hatching systems, eggs that have been incubated for 18 D are transported to the broiler farm. After hatching around day 21, the chicks have immediate access to feed and water

23 Oct 2020

ESVAC – Sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents in 31 European countries in 2018

The latest ESVAC report, published in October 2020, shows that sales of antibiotics for use in animals in Europe fell by more than 34% between 2011 and 2018

19 Oct 2020

COVID-19 Effects on Livestock Production: A One Welfare Issue

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights that we exist in a global community. From a single city, it spread to 188 countries across the world and infected 30 million people by September 18, 2020.

13 Oct 2020

ScienceDirect : On-farm hatching of broiler chickens

Comparative assessment of general behaviour and fear-related responses in hatchery-hatched and on-farm hatched broiler chickens

13 Oct 2020

Biosecurity measures on the farm

Interesting video about biosecurity on the farm, please click to watch

16 May 2020

Wageningen U&R: Better pens mean ‘better’ pigs

Pigs that grow up in an enriched environment – a bigger pen with straw and sawdust, for example – grow faster, have better immunity, and can cope with disappointments better, concludes PhD researcher Lu Luo.

12 May 2020

The Veterinary Journal: Potential dietary feed additives

with antibacterial effects and their impact on performance of weaned piglets: A meta-analysis

11 May 2020

Review: European perspectives on efforts to reduce antimicrobial usage in food animal production; Simon J. More

European perspectives on efforts to reduce antimicrobial usage in food animal production

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