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Research field: Animal-friendly and sustainable husbandry systems

Every farm animal has innate needs and requirements. In addition to, for example, nutrition or the ambient temperature, these innate needs include the possibility to perform proper species-specific behaviour. Frequently, the animals' needs are in conflict with agricultural husbandry conditions, environmental protection or other factors.

The Institute for Animal Welfare and Husbandry aims to investigate potential solutions for these problems in order to optimize and increase animal welfare in the various forms of husbandry of farm animals.

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Current Research projects


MeTEmSiS - More animal welfare and lower emissions through smart management of pigs in innovative barns

| Tiergerechte und nachhaltige Haltungsverfahren

Funding Period: 01.04.2020 - 30.09.2023

Funding Organisation: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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Forschungsprojekt: Optimierung des Lichtmanagements in der Haltung von Mastputen

| Tiergerechte und nachhaltige Haltungsverfahren

Projektlaufzeit: 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2023

Förderung: Die Förderung des Vorhabens erfolgt über das „Zweckvermögen des Bundes bei der…

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Suitability of elevated platforms with respect to emissions in broiler chicken houses

| Tiergerechte und nachhaltige Haltungsverfahren

Acronym: EmMa

Project duration: 01.04.2022 – 30.11.2023

Funders: Funded by „Initiative Tierwohl “


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Practice and Science Broiler Production Innovation Network

| Tiergerechte und nachhaltige Haltungsverfahren

Acronym: BroilerNet

Project duration: 01.08.2022 – 31.07.2026

Funding: The EU part is funded by the European Commission under H2020.


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