Forum :: 4th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being

4th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being, Sevilla (Spain), 2011

4th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being

Aware of the fact that animal welfare has become a salient issue, Boehringer Ingelheim held its 4th International Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being on 27th May in Seville. The meeting was attended by some 100 participants from 14 different countries and was divided into three sections with a total of nine presentations.
This year’s edition also saw the announcement of an upcoming website dedicated to the Forum. The Forum’s presentations showed that there is an urgent need to raise farmers' awareness of basic and easy-to-implement guidelines for interaction with their animals and to communicate these guidelines directly to the farming community.

LECTURES

Prof. Paul Hemsworth

Human-animal interactions in livestock production

Prof. Paul Hemsworth

University of Melbourne, Australia

Jenny Gibbons

Responsiveness of dairy cows to human approach and novel stimuli

Jenny Gibbons

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada BC, Canada

Xavier Boivin (1) and Marko Ruis (2)

“Quality Handling” a training program to reduce fear and stress in farm animals

Xavier Boivin (1) and Marko Ruis (2)

(1) INRA, France (2) Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Dr. Tom Noffsinger

Caregiver impact on cattle performance and health

Dr. Tom Noffsinger

Independent feedlot consultant

Dr. Ken Leslie

Impact of dystocia on newborn calf vigor

Dr. Ken Leslie

University of Guelph, Canada

Dr. Cathy Dwyer

Birth difficulty effects on mother- offspring behaviour and offspring development

Dr. Cathy Dwyer

Sustainable Livestock Systems, SAC, Edinburgh, Scotland

Prof. Xavier Manteca

Farrowing difficulties: a link between sow welfare and piglet welfare?

Prof. Xavier Manteca

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Helen (Becky) Whay

Is the cost of animal welfare improvement the key limiting factor for farmers?

Dr. Helen (Becky) Whay

University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Donncha Hanna

The relationship between the stockperson’s attitudes and the productivity of dairy cows

Dr. Donncha Hanna

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Prof. Alistair Lawrence

Economics & animal welfare: can combining these ‘dismal’ sciences help improve animals’ lives?

Prof. Alistair Lawrence

Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, UK

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