Better breeds, feeds, animal health, animal welfare in organic livestock farming and aquaculture

Track chairs: Antonio Di Francia, Giuseppe Lembo

Organic livestock and aquaculture systems have special needs for animal welfare. This track will address how to meet organic production standards and take into account ethical and positive welfare approaches, with a focus on alternatives to mutilation, male hatching, and robust slow-growing poultry breeds fit for outdoor rearing. The track will also address organic aquaculture – marine and/or freshwater – targeting animal health (contributing to disease resistance) and welfare, different production systems, feeding efficiency, resilience and climate change mitigation, and including legislation and certification issues.

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions from researchers and practitioners on themes related to this specific track. All contribution should provide results relevant for the development of the organic sector. Themes related to this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving forage quality in organic livestock systems
  • Sustainable feeds in organic livestock and aquaculture systems
  • Alternative protein sources for feed
  • Better and adapted breeds in organic livestock and aquaculture systems
  • Improving animal welfare in organic systems
  • Addressing animal health issues in organic systems
  • Alternative and complementary veterinary treatment suitable for organic farming
  • Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and water management in organic aquaculture systems
  • Microbiome and mechanisms of action of probiotics on the intestinal ecosystem, immunity, fish health and performance

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Contacts

For general information about the event, including registration, please contact us at:
Associazione Scientifica “Centro di Portici”
Via Università, 96 - 80055 Portici (NA)
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