“SCIENCE MEETS PRACTICE to reduce the need for antimicrobials in animals”
HealthyLivestock project, together with The Schippers Group organized a successful event where leading scientists, practitioners, and industry had the chance to meet, discuss and get to know the innovations for fighting antimicrobial resistance in livestock farming.
The event was hybrid and hosted almost 50 in-person attendees in Bologna, 80 attendees online via Zoom from European countries and other countries, and nearly 1200 people who joined the broadcast from China.
During the event, leading scientists, practitioners, and industry had the chance to meet, discuss and get to know the innovations for fighting antimicrobial resistance in livestock farming.
In the first part, both scientists and industry gave short ” pitches ” presentations, dealing with topics such as Biosecurity, Resilience, Early detection, and Precise and alternative medication.
In the second part of the day, after an interesting round table discussion, 2 parallel interactive thematic sessions were performed dealing with 4 different topics:
A. Regulation & surveillance & QA: a threat or opportunity?
B. Alternatives for antibiotics: do they exist and –if so– which are most promising?
C. Prevention of disease: stockmanship or technical solution?
D. Early detection & precision medication: which novel techniques are feasible and robust in practice?
Watch the recorded event :
Part A: “Science Meets Practice” – Introduction; Keynote, Pitches
Part B: “Science Meets Practice”: Pitches , Round table, Thematic sessions A and C
Part C: “Science Meets Practice” -Thematic sessions B and D
Watch the speakers presentations:
- Hans Spoolder, HealthyLivestock coordinator (WUR, NL) – Welcome and introduction of the different strategies of the HealthyLivestock Project
2. Joost van den Borne, Manager R&D at The Schippers Group (NL) – Challenges from a business perspective and explanation of the event program Link to presentation
3. Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer at FAO: joined the event online giving a keynote lecture about ‘Reducing the Need for Antimicrobials for Healthier Agri-food Systems’ Link to recording
4. Paolo Ferrari, HealthyLivestock WP1 leader (CRPA, IT): HealthyLivestock Project outcomes. Link to presentation
5. Marcelo Beltrão Molento (UFP, Brasil): Teaching the next generation of young minds about holistic and transformational animal health. Link to presentation
6. Joost van den Borne (Manager R&D at The Schippers Group (NL): Enhancing the efficacy of cleaining and disinfection at broiler farms. Link to presentation
7. Elke Burow (BfR DE): Effective and prioritised biosecurity Practice to control Salmonella in pig production – findings from the BIOPIGEE project. Link to recording
8. Bas Kemp, HealthyLivestock WP2 leader ((WUR, NL): HealthyLivestock Project outcomes Link to presentation
9. Sergio Visini (PIGGLY farm, IT): High welfare standards to house antibiotic-free pigs. Link to video
10. Roos Molenaar (WUR, NL): Effect of hatching systems on later life performance, health and welfare of broiler chickens. Link to presentation
11. Katarína Bučková (QUB, UK): The effect of enrichment timing on pig resilience. Link to recording
12. Pei Zhang (ICCAW, CN): A Sharing on Low-stress & Welfare-friendly Farming Technology in China. Link to video
13. Maria Costanza Galli (UVL, IT): Microferment Sprint Suini. Link to presentation
14. Salvatore Galgano (SRUC, UK): Replacing in-feed antimicrobials for pigs and poultry. Link to presentation
15. Ilias Kyriazakis,HealthyLivestock WP3 leader (QUB, UK): HealthyLivestock Project outcomes. Link to the recording
16. Johan Thomas (IFIP, FR): Early detection of diarrhea in weaned piglets from individual feed, water and weighing data. Link to presentation
17. Cristina Escudero (PigChamp, ES): Real-time monitoring of disease prevalence, incidence and associated antibiotic use on commercial farms. Link to presentation
18. Julia Malchow (FLI, DE): Elevated platform for broiler chickens: automatic detection of animal welfare problems. Link to presentation
19. Julia Malchow (FLI, DE): Elevated platform for broiler chickens: automatic detection of animal welfare problems. Link to presentation
20. Maria Costanza Galli (UVL, IT): DEFENCE – Complementary feed for pigs. Link to presentation
21. Marta Lores (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES): NEoGiant – The power of grape extracts: antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to prevent the use of antibiotics in farmed animals. Link to presentation
22. Felipe Martinez-Pastor (University of León, ES): Perspectives for antibiotic replacement in semen diluents and The NEoGiant approach. Link to presentation
23. Felipe Martinez-Pastor (University of León, ES): Perspectives for antibiotic replacement in semen diluents and The NEoGiant approach. Link to presentation
- Round table discussion
Interactive round table discussion was performed with the participation of representatives from the industry, practitioners, researchers, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the project advisory board:
- Panel speakers: Nelea Motriuc (FAO, IT), Giovanni Guadagnini (FNOVI, IT), Jörg Hartung (Univ Hannover, DE), Ted Whittem (James Cook Univ, AU), Joost van den Borne (The Schippers Group, NL), Bas Kemp (WUR, NL).
- Moderator: Jan Vaarten (FVE, BE)
The discussion included issues as:
- The most important development towards the reduction of antimicrobial use (AMU) in animal production of the past decade
- The critical bottlenecks for the further reduction of AMU in animals
- The opportunities for R&D to make next steps towards reducing AMU in animals
- At the international / global level the differences in AMU in animals are still very large: How to narrow down the gap?
Digital poster presentations:
1. Welfare-friendly Technologies in Moderate-scale Farms. Pei Zhang (ICCAW, CN). Link
2. Synergistic Interaction Between Paired Combinations of Natural Antimicrobials in Vitro Screening Against Poultry-Borne Pathogens. Xiaoxia Liu (IQSTAP, CN). Link
3. NEoGiant grape functional extracts as alternatives to antibiotic use in aquaculture. Claudia Serra (Univ. Porto, PT). Link
4. Strong antimicrobial resistance in the environment near pig farms in brazil: have we reached our resilience capacity? Carolina Deuttner (Univ. Paraná, BR). Link
5. Real-time monitoring of disease prevalence, incidence and associated antibiotic use on commercial farms. Carlos Pineiro (PigChamp, ES). Link
6. Elevated platform for broiler chickens: automatic detection of animal welfare problems. Julia Malchow (FLI). Link
7. NEoGiant – The power of grape extracts: antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to prevent the use of antibiotics in farmed animals. Marta Lores (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, ES). Link
8. Perspectives for antibiotic replacement in semen diluents and The NEoGiant approach. Felipe Martinez-Pastor (University of León, ES). Link