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Farm animal stress and welfare

The research of the Department of Behaviour, Stress Physiology and Management focuses on the link between coping capacity and welfare of farm animals. The capacity of individual animals to adapt to stressors (housing, production) as well as the possibilities to improve this (by management in the first place) are studied. In addition, the research concentrates on the adverse effects of stressors and the risks for welfare and health. Moreover, the research contributes to the standardization of methods for monitoring and evaluation of farm animal welfare and the implementation of welfare standards in animal housing and husbandry.


Harry BLOKHUIS, (Head of Department)
Tel.: +31-320-238238
Fax: +31-320-238208
Record Number: 17643 / Last updated on: 2001-08-09
Collaboration sought: Further research or development support
Stage of development: Intermediate design, research phase