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PPILOW’s People: Mohamad Isam Almadani!

I’m Mohamad Isam Almadani, Agricultural Economist at Thünen Institute of Farm Economics, Braunschweig, Germany. My research interests focus on farm comparative analysis, modelling and benchmarking regarding livestock production systems worldwide (beef, sheep, dairy and poultry). Within PPILOW project, my contributions are mainly related to economic assessment tasks for poultry production. In this context, I contribute […]

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Upcoming events: PPILOW partners present their strategy and first results! – by Anne Collin (INRAE)

After having actively contributed to the international conferences “Life Sciences for sustainable Development” (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 2020) and “6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” (October 15-17, Izmir, Turkey), the PPILOW partners co-organized with the three other European projects OK-Net EcoFeed, POWER and FreeBirds the Joint online Conference “Improving Sustainability and Welfare in […]

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New people in the PPILOW project: Mihai Horia Bǎieş

Mihai Horia Baieş (USAMV, PhD student) Mihai Horia Baieş graduated in 2019 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. He is a PhD student at the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Disease, scientific coordinator, Prof. Dr. Vasile COZMA. The topic of his doctoral thesis is “The […]

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Improving the robustness of laying hens and piglets against parasitic and bacterial infections by innovative feeding strategies and optimal use of outdoor area rich in vegetation – by Ricarda M. Engberg (AU) , Marina Spinu and Vasile Cozma (USAMV)

In organic egg and pig production, parasitic and bacterial infections are considered a significant welfare issue causing gastrointestinal health problems eventually leading to production losses, increased morbidity and mortality. In order to maintain credibility of organic production, the use of drugs for therapy of parasitic and bacterial infections has to be kept to an absolute […]

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Adapting the rearing of dual-purpose breeds in PPILOW experiments in times of avian influenza! – by H. Pluschke (Thuenen) with contributions Thuenen, INRAE, AU, ITAB and SYSAAF

Danish and German experiments compare both males and females of dual-purpose crossbreeds to local breeds and currently-used genotypes of layers and broilers, and males are also evaluated in France. These experiments are part of PPILOW strategies of Work package 5 aiming at proposing alternatives to the killing of day-old layer male chicks. However, since October […]

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PPILOW first results: Foraging, an early behavioural predictor of range use in free-range broiler chickens?  – by Vitor Bessa-Ferreira and Vanessa Guesdon (JUNIA)

Many species prefer to make efforts to acquire their food (or contra-freeload, in scientific language), even when they have readily available food sources, at no cost. The contra-freeloading phenomenon also happens in free-range chicken systems. Although chickens have ad libitum food in the barn, they spend some of their energy exploring and searching for food […]

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NPGs meetings – by Martina Re (AIAB)

Last year, the COVID-19 restrictions were a big challenge for all NPGs since live meetings (the core NPG activity) could not take place. This has been challenging especially because it was the first year of the project. Even now, it remains unclear when the NPG members will be allowed to come together and it is […]

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PPILOW’s People: Léa Tourneur!

I am in charge of European Affairs at ACTA. I hold two master’s degrees, in biology and in management of innovation. Highly involved in the H2020 and now Horizon Europe policies, I have been working setting up and managing EU projects in agriculture for 7 years (Multi-actors projects, collaborative research project, Infrastructure networks). I am […]

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PPILOW’s People: Federica Motterle!

Hi! I’m Federica, I work at EAAP the European Federation of Animal Science based in Rome. My main activity is social media: I manage all profiles and channels of EAAP. I graduated as Interpreter in English and French at the University of International Studies of Rome, then I obtained a B.A in Art History at Tor Vergata […]

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