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ICAR / IDF Workshop

ANIMAL-BASED INDICATORS TO PROMOTE WELFARE IN DAIRY COWS:
EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL FOR HARMONIZATION

Join ICAR WG FT and IDF in an ICAR workshop on 09.06.2020 to discuss harmonization of animal-based indicators of dairy cow welfare.

 

Date: Tuesday, 9th of June 2020, 8:30 – 18.00

Venue: WTC-Expo in Leeuwarden, 8914 AT Leeuwarden, Room: New York 2

 

Content and aim of the workshop:

Animal welfare is a topic that is becoming increasingly important to farmers, consumers and retailers.  Sound assessment of welfare on dairy farms requires measures taken on the cows that reliably reflect the different aspects of animal welfare. The aim of this workshop is to present background information on the need for animal welfare assessment, the implementation of welfare assessment protocols to assess animal welfare on farms, the potential sources and synergies in uses of the indicators.

Beside the invited talks, presentation of “Animal welfare recording initiatives” with “focus on animal based indicators” from “different countries” are welcome. The workshop will conclude with a World Café where representatives of different stakeholders involved in welfare recording and use of welfare indicators are invited to express their view and contribute to further steps to be taken toward harmonization of animal welfare indicators worldwide.

 

Further information: see Flyer

Detailed program: see Program (will be available soon)

 

Registration:

This workshop is part of the ICAR Conference in Leeuwarden. Click here to register for the conference 

Submission of abstracts:

Abstracts related to of “Animal welfare recording initiatives” with “focus on animal based indicators” from “different countries” can be submitted till 15th of March 2020.

Submit your abstract here.

 

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Conference location

Westcord WTC Hotel
Heliconweg 52
8914 AT Leeuwarden