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WAFL2017 Provisional Programme

Tuesday 5 September Innovation Day

09:00 – 09:30 Reception, coffee  
09:30 – 09:45  Welcome and introduction  
09:45 – 10:30 Keynote Prof. Dan Weary (UBC Canada) Innovations to improve animal welfare: what have we reached and what should we aim for?
10:30 – 12:00 Pitch presentations welfare innovations:
  Joep Driessen, Jan Hulsen* and Wiebe Veenstra Keep cow and calf health and stress-free with cowsignals cuddle box
  Elske N De Haas*, Jerine A.J. Van Der Eijk, Lydia E. Nieuwe Weme, Bram Van Mil and T. Bas Rodenburg​ Phenolab: ultra-wide band tracking of individual group housed laying hens
  Steen H. Møller*, Britt I.F. Henriksen and Anna F. Marsbøll Full-scale implementation of WelFur-Mink in Europe – only certified pelts will be sold from 2020
  Maikel Timmerman, Marion Kluivers-Poodt, Inonge Reimert, Herman Vermeer*, Ruud Barth, Gert Kootstra, Johan Van Riel and Kees Lokhorst Creating Resilience in Pigs Through Artificial InteLligence (CuRly Pig TAIL)
  Margit Dall Aaslyng, Helle Daugaard Larsen*, Glenn Brink Nielsen and Per Black Measuring tail length and tail bites on pig carcasses
  Anne Van Den Oever*, Liebregts Bas and van de Ven Lotte Q-perch helps fight poultry red mite
  M.F. Mul*, J.W. Van Riel, P.G.W. Groot Koerkamp, M. Dicke, G. Schoeber and D. Fetter The automated mite monitoring tool for advancing integrated pest management for Dermanyssus gallinae
  Paul Jackson Innovative concept building design using passive technology to improve resource efficiency
  David Speller OPTIFarm broiler management
  Paul Koene Adding social network information to automated dairy cow management
  Elnaz Khatami Improving animal health and welfare by on-line SCC monitoring instrument 'LUCI'
  M.A.W. Ruis, A. Mens, R. Zanders and J. Katoele* Feeding live black soldier fly larvae and effects on health, welfare and production of laying hens
  Carla Van Der Pol HatchCare, the poultry incubator with feed, light, and water 
12:00  – 12:30  Plenary discussion and voting best pitch
12:30 – 13:30  Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Innovation market
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary discussion and voting innovation award
17:00 – 22:00 Drinks and dinner, welcome reception WAFL congress

Wednesday 6 September 2017

7:30 – 8:30  Registration & coffee
8:30 – 9:00 Opening & welcome
Session: Sustainability and animal welfare
Chairperson: Elsa Vasseur
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Imke de Boer Future food systems: implications for animal welfare
9:45 – 10:00 Carolina A. Munoz*, Angus J.D. Campbell, Paul H. Hemsworth and Rebecca E. Doyle On-farm ewe welfare and its relationship with farmer management styles
10:00 – 10:15 Luiza Toma, Marie J. Haskell*, Andrew P. Barnes and Alistair W. Stott Relationship between animal welfare, production and environmental performance of dairy farms
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break (& posters)
Session: Sustainability and animal welfare / Free papers
Chairperson: Jan Tind Sørensen
10:45 – 11:00 Evelien De Olde*, Eddie Bokkers, and, Imke De Boer The evaluation of animal welfare in sustainability assessment tools
11:00 – 11:15 Lukas Tremetsberger, Jochen Kantelhardt and Christoph Winckler* Animal health and welfare state and technical efficiency of dairy farms: possible synergies
11:15 – 11:30 Sajeev Erangu Purath Mohankumar*, Kian Mintz-Woo, Barbara Amo and Wilfried Winiwarter Ethical and agronomical considerations towards a sustainable pig housing system
11:30 – 11:45 X. Boivin*, P. Malarange, A. Jarousse, J.M. Gautier, C. Mallet, F. Bouvier, M.M. Mialon, F. Kling-Eveillard and L.A. Guilloteau Farmers’ practices and attitudes towards artificial fed lambs and their mortality in meat systems
11:45 – 12:00 Helena Telkanranta* and Anna Valros Could pigs have unidentified behavioural needs that warrant inclusion in future welfare assessments?
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Session: Animal welfare in society
Chairperson: Daniel Weary
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Noelle Aarts The art of dialogue
14:15 – 14:30 Katherine E. Koralesky* and David Fraser Dairy industry stakeholder perceptions of British Columbia’s emergency slaughter program
14:30 – 14:45 Sarah Gauly, Marie Von Meyer-Höfe, Achim Spille and Gesa Busch* Does the background matter – people's perception of pictures of pigs in different farm settings
14:45 – 15:00 Lenka Van Riemsdijk*, Paul T.M. Ingenbleek, Gerrita Van Der Veen and Hans C.M. Van Trijp Addressing the social dilemma in animal-friendly product choice with positioning strategies
15:00 – 15:15 Karianne Muri*, Per Arne Tufte and Randi Oppermann Moe Sheep farmers’ behavioural attitudes are associated with intrinsic motivation and job satisfaction
15:15 – 15:30 Manika Rödiger*, Meike Janssen and Ulrich Hamm Multi-level animal welfare labels reflect consumer preferences: insights from a systematic review
15:30 – 16:30  Tea & posters  
16:30 – 18:00 Workshops:  
  Workshop 1 Hanneke Nijland Workshop animal farming and consumption
  Workshop 2 Bas Engel and Bart Ampe Sensible statistics in animal welfare research
  Workshop 3 Sophie de Graaf, Leonie Jacobs, Olga Szczodry and Frank Tuyttens Towards a unified definition of animal welfare among animal welfare scientists
  Workshop 4 Björn Forkman Welfare Quality: current state-of-the-art and a look into the future
  Workshop 5 Paul Koene, Jose Kok and Jens Krause Zoo Animal Welfare: are we happy together

Thursday 7 September 2017

Session: Social networks in animal welfare
Chairperson: Janice Siegford
8:30 – 9:15 keynote Jens Krause Social network analysis: opportunities and challenges for applications in wild and domestic animal populations
9:15 – 9:30 Yuzhi Li*, Haifeng Zhang, Lee Johnston and Wayne Martin Understanding tail biting in pigs through social network analysis
9:30 – 9:45 Borbala Foris*, Manuela Zebunke, Jan Langbein and Nina Melzer Relationship between personality and social behaviour in dairy cattle
9:45 – 10:00 Simone Foister*, Andrea Doeschl-Wilson, Rainer Roehe, Laura Boyle and Simon Turner Can aggressive network structures at mixing be used to predict lesion outcomes in pigs?
10:00 – 10:15 Jen-Yun Chou*, Emma M. Baxter and Lesley A. Smith Effect of environmental enrichment on the social contact patterns of group housed sows
10:15 – 10:45  Coffee break (& posters)  
Session: Welfare assessment / Genetics and animal welfare
Chairperson: Jim Webster
10:45 – 11:00 Timothy Giles*, Scott Hulme, Paul Barrow, Nathalie Le Floc’h, Anne-Marie Chaussé, Panagiotis Sakkas, Tommy Van Limbergen, Suso Mendez, Joaquín Morales and Neil Foster Identification of genes which are associated with production diseases in pigs and chickens
11:00 – 11:15 P.K. Mathur*, R.H. Vogelzang, H.A. Mulder and E.F. Knol Genetic selection to enhance animal welfare using meat inspection data from slaughter plants
11:15 – 11:30 Juan P. Steibel*, Rodolfo J.C. Cantet and Janice M. Siegford Modelling intensity of interaction to estimate direct and indirect genetic effects
11:30 – 11:45 Leonie Jacobs*, Evelyne Delezie, Klara Goethals, Bart Ampe, Luc Duchateau and Frank Tuyttens Development and application of a pre-slaughter welfare monitoring protocol for broilers
11:45 – 12:00 Nienke Van Staaveren*, Bernadette Doyle, Edgar G. Manzanilla, Julia A. Calderón Díaz, Alison Hanlon and Laura A. Boyle Validation of lesions on the carcass as indicators of pig welfare on farm
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Posters  
  Parallel session 1: Welfare assessment 
Chair: Marie Haskell
Parallel session 2: Welfare assessment
Chair: Keelin O'Discroll
14:00 – 14:30 Short keynote Peter Sandøe*, Thomas Bøker Lund, Björn Forkman and Matt Denwood Should the contribution of one more lame cow depend on how many other cows on the farm are lame? short keynote Fanny Pandolfi*, Ilias Kyriazakis, Katja Stoddart, Nina Wainwright and Sandra E. Edwards Welfare benchmarking for commercially farmed pigs in the UK
14:30 – 14:45 Daniela Haager*, Christine Leeb and Christoph Winckler Validation of hock lesions as welfare indicator in dairy cows Gwendolyn Rudolph, Sabine Dippel, Davide Bochicchio, Sandra Edwards, Barbara Früh, Mirjam Holinger, Diane Holmes, Gudrun Illmann, Denise Knop, Armelle Prunier, Tine Rousing, Christoph Winckler and Christine Leeb* Does animal health and welfare of organic pigs differ between husbandry systems?
14:45 – 15:00 Sabine Hartmann*, Verena Wesian, Christoph Winckler, Christine Berger, Marlene Berger, Edina Scherzer and Christine Leeb Implementation of animal-based measures within an animal-welfare labelling scheme for steers Tom Van Hertem*, Tomas Norton, Daniel Berckmans and Erik Vranken The relation between impaired gait and automated monitoring of broiler flock activity levels
15:00 – 15:15 Marianne Villettaz Robichaud, Jeffrey Rushen, Anne Marie De Passillé, Elsa Vasseur*, Derek Haley, Karin Orsel and Doris Pellerin Association between animal welfare standards and farm profitability on Canadian freestall dairies Mona Franziska Giersberg*, Birgit Spindler and Nicole Kemper Assessment of plumage and integument condition in dual-purpose breeds and conventional layers
15:15 – 15:30 Asja Ebinghaus*, Silvia Ivemeyer, Vanessa Lauks, Laura Santos, Kerstin Brügemann, Sven König and Ute Knierim How to measure dairy cows´ responsiveness towards humans in breeding and welfare assessment? Stephanie Buijs*, Christine Nicol, Francesca Booth, Gemma Richards and John Tarlton Effects of automated monitoring equipment on laying hen behaviour
15:30 – 15:45 Frida Lundmark*, Charlotte Berg and Helena Röcklinsberg Private animal welfare standards – opportunities and risks Lauren C. Dawson*, Cate E. Dewey, Elizabeth A. Stone, Michele T. Guerin and Lee Niel Development of an animal welfare assessment scheme for use in companion animal veterinary clinics
15:45 – 16:00 Olga Szczodry*, Bart Ampe, Wouter Kraan, Emilie-Julie Bos, Annelies Van Nuffel and Frank Tuyttens Using data from electronic sow feeders for investigating the effect of lameness on feeding behaviour Maud Bonato*, Tonny Muhvali, Anel Engelbrecht, Irek Malecki and Schalk Cloete Positive human-bird interactions improve welfare and production performance in the ostrich
16:00 – 16:15 Hanne Kongsted* and Jan Tind Sørensen Abattoir data provide information on pig welfare at herd level in different production systems Yu Zhang*, Laureline Guinnefollau and Clive Phillips Effect of gaseous ammonia on eating and ruminating behaviour in sheep in simulated transport by sea
16:15 – 16:30 Herman Vermeer* and Johan Van Riel Enforcement of ‘open standards’ for animal welfare – climate in pig houses Irena Czycholl*, Kathrin Büttner, Philipp Klingbeil, Michela Minero, Emanuela Dalla Costa, Francesca Dai and Joachim Krieter Evaluation of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for horses regarding animal-based indicators

Friday 8 September 2017

Session: Avoiding bias in science
Chair: Christoph Winckler
9:00 – 9:45 keynote Jelte Wicherts The weak spots of contemporary science and how to strengthen it
9:45 – 10:00 Nina Dam Otten*, Tine Rousing and Björn Forkman Influence of professional affiliation on expert’s views on animal welfare criteria
10:00 – 10:15 L. Friedrich*, I. Czycholl, N. Kemper and J. Krieter Reliability of the Welfare Quality® animal welfare assessment protocol for sows and piglets
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break (& posters)
Session: Welfare assessment / Free papers
Chair: Stephanie Buijs
10:45 – 11:00 Penny Lawlis* and Tina Widowski Training outcomes for animal based measures
11:00 – 11:15 Tine Rousing*, Peter T Thomsen and Jan Tind Sørensen Qualitative and quantitative animal behaviour measures in on-farm welfare assessments for pig herds
11:15 – 11:30 Laura Boyle*, John Mee and Joanna Marchewka Risks to welfare associated with changes in infrastructure and management in expanding dairy herds
11:30 – 11:45 Kendy Teng*, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Charline Maertens De Noordhout, Paul Mcgreevy, Peter Bennett, Jenny-Ann Toribio and Navneet Dhand Welfare-adjusted life years: combine welfare compromise and premature death to a whole
11:45 – 12:00 Catalina Medrano-Galarza*, Stephen Leblanc, Andria Jones-Bitton, Trevor Devries, Anne Marie De Passillé, Jeffrey Rushen, Marcia Endres and Derek Haley Interdependence of management and automated milk feeders to ensure dairy calf health
12:00 – 12:30 Closing session
12:30 – 13:30  Lunch (in a bag)