Session 33. Animal health and welfare free communications

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Date: 28 August 2013; 08:30 – 11:30 hours
Chairperson: Fourichon

Theatre Session 33

08.30 Fallen livestock: animal welfare concerns and consequences
J. Baumgartner, M. Mlak, M. Klager, A. Geier and C. Hofer-Kasztler

08.45 Effects of journey time to slaughter on the welfare of pigs
M.A. Mitchell, P.J. Kettlewell, M. Villarroel, M. Farish, K. Stoddart and H. Van de Weerd

09.00 Development of a force plate scale to measure weight distribution and lameness in gestating sows
S. Conte, R. Bergeron, H. Gonyou, J. Brown, M.L. Connor and N. Devillers

09.15 Milk FA profile measured by MIRS as an indicator of ketosis status in dairy cow: a preliminary study
A. Théry, G. Chesneau, E. Besnier and S. Couvreur

09.30 Minimizing negative effects of poultry red mite in layer farms using an automated monitoring device
M.F. Mul, T.G.C.M. Van Niekerk, B.G. Meerburg and P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp

09.45 Estimate of the impacts of the first outbreak of Schmallenberg virus in French sheep herds in 2012
B. Mounaix, L. Sagot, C. Delvalle, L.M. Cailleau, K. Gache and F. Dion

10.00 Contributions of neighborhood and animal movements to Coxiella burnetii infection in cattle herds
S. Nusinovici, T. Hoch, A. Joly, J. Frössling, S. Widgren, A. Lindberg and F. Beaudeau

10.45 Effects of maternal selenium supply during gestation on colostrum quality and IgG transfer in lambs
F. Corbiere, J.M. Gautier and L. Sagot

11.00 A model to quantify individual tolerance and resistance to infectious diseases
J. Detilleux

11.15 Efficient fragmentation of animal trade networks by targeted removal of central farms
K. Büttner, J. Krieter, A. Traulsen and I. Traulsen


Poster Session 33

Promoting high quality control posts in the European Union
K. De Roest, P. Rossi, P. Ferrari and A. Porcelluzzi

The effects of improved welfare on quality characteristics of pork
A. Gastaldo, A. Rossi, E. Bortolazzo, M. Borciani, A. Bertolini, E. Gorlani and P. Ferrari

The mortality of calves in French beef cattle farms: a national review
B. Mounaix, P. Roussel and S. Assie

The influence of feeding levels before and after 10 weeks of age on osteochondrosis in growing gilts
D.B. De Koning, E.M. Van Grevenhof, B.F.A. Laurenssen, P.R. Van Weeren, W. Hazeleger and B. Kemp

Using meta-analysis to aid reduction of the use of farm and pet animals in research
M. Speroni, B.H. Sontas, L. Migliorati, C. Stelletta, S. Romagnoli and G. Pirlo

Effect of oral natural vitamin e supplementation to sows on the immunoglobulin levels in newborn pig
A.I. Rey, D. Amazan, G. Cordero, C. Piñeiro and C.J. Lopez-Bote

Evaluation of the level of mycotoxin contamination in European feedstuffs from July to December 2012
H.V.L.N. Swamy, P. Caramona and A. Yiannikouris

Neospora spp. and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in equine from Southern Italy
T. Machacová and E. Bártová

Do mirrors reduce stress in captive fish?
W.M. Rauw, L. Gomez-Raya, J. Fernandez, L.A. Garcia-Cortes, M.A. Toro, A.M. Larran and M. Villarroel

Development of a multicriteria evaluation system to assess animal welfare
P. Martin, C. Buxade and J. Krieter