Sustainable intensive pig and poultry production

01 December 2013 → 30 November 2018
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
production diseases
Project description

It will address production diseases of pigs and poultry raised in wa wide range of EU intensive systems, using both epidemiological and experimental approaches to consider the extent of, and the risk factors associated with diseases, the influence of genotype and its modification by early life experience, and the dynamic influences of the environment on disease. The mechanisms underlying differences in disease susceptibility will be explored at different levels. Improvement strategies for diseases including neo-natal mortality, gut and respiratory disorders, leg and metabolic doisorders will be evaluated in farm scale tests, and data from diverse systems used to model whole-chain socioeconomic implications of disease states and their alleviation