lundi 10 avril 2017

PhD thesis

Thesis and internship opportunities at ILVO Farm Animal Welfare and Behaviour ILVO is the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, located near Ghent, Belgium. It consists of four units, one of which is the Animal Sciences Unit . For more information about ILVO, visit . The Farm Animal Welfare and Behaviour Research Group is part of the Animal Sciences Unit of ILVO. The main species being studied here are cattle, pigs, poultry and rabbits. These animals are all represented on our experimental farm, although several projects also (partially) take place on commercial farms. Examples of research topics are: - Welfare of broiler chickens during transport - Lameness in group-housed sows - Group-housing systems for rabbits - Welfare of dairy cattle - Improving chickens’ free range use - Using sensor technologies to monitor animal welfare Possibilities for students There are several possibilities for students who want to visit ILVO, and gain research experience in the field of farm animal welfare and behaviour: - Thesis (both BSc or MSc level) - Internship - Volunteer work (also for non-students) We can also support postgraduate students, who are looking to obtain a PhD-scholarship, with their application. Interested? If you are interested , or if you want mor e information, please contact: Lisanne Stadig – +32 (0)9 272 26 09