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News - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PhD student Jasper Heerkens wins the AVIALTER travel award

Jasper Heerkens, doctoral student at ILVO’s Animal Welfare research group, presented his abstract Effect of aviary housing characteristics on laying hen welfare and performance' . AVIALTER is the Professional Association of Alternative Poultry Production.

This award was given at the 48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (29 July - 2 August 2014) to the three best abstracts submitted for the subject “alternative poultry production”. Jasper’s work focuses on keel bone fractures and deformations and potential solutions through improvements to volière system poultry housing.