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Assessment of Animal Welfare Workshop

The 4th International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare on farm Level will be held 10 - 13 September, 2008, in Ghent, Belgium.

This combination of congress and workshops will be of interest to scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders involved in the field of animal behaviour, health and welfare related to the assessment of welfare of farmed and laboratory animals housed and managed in groups.
Topics will include:
• Development, validation and automated measurements of indicators of animal welfare
• Development and improvement of welfare assessment protocols
• Application of welfare assessment protocols
• Assessing emotional state
• Improving animal welfare by adapting animals to their environment
• Assessing health status of groups of animals in relation to welfare
• Stakeholders' views on animal welfare
The Local Organizing Committee would like to receive ideas for workshops. Scientists and practitioners from related disciplines are encouraged to send proposals to Paul Koene at paul.koene@wur.nl.
Further information
For more information, visit the website at www.wafl2008.com, or contact Frank Tuyttens (frank.tuyttens@ilvo.vlaanderen.be) or Dominiek Maes (dominiek.maes@ugent.be)

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