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PIGLOW application for animal welfare self-assessment by farmers

{Tool} PIGLOW application for animal welfare self-assessment by farmers. Creator(s): Graat, Evelien; Thys, Mirjan; Warin, Laura; Courboulay, Valérie; Meunier-Salaün, Marie-Christine; Stomp, Mathilde; Leruste, Hélène; Guesdon, Vanessa; Collin, Anne; Giersberg, Mona; Rodenburg, Bas and Tuyttens, Frank. Issuing Organisation(s): ILVO - Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, IFIP - Institut Français du Porcs, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, ITAVI - Institut Technique de l'Aviculture, JUNIA, Utrecht University. (2020)

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Online at: https://www.piglow.eu/App

Summary

The PIGLOW smartphone app was designed for organic and free-range farmers to monitor the welfare of their own pigs. The app contains animal-based questions that relate to one of the 4 Welfare Quality principles: good housing, good feeding, good health and appropriate behaviour. The results include scores/average percentages for each welfare indicator, automated advice with risk factors for possible welfare problems, and an anonymous comparison with the scores of other app users (benchmarking). Once a farmer has completed multiple welfare scans, a graph will show how their scores have changed over time, providing a historical record of welfare on the farm. Using the PIGLOW app could help increase awareness of potential welfare problems and its risk factors, which could make it easier to prevent problems from occurring. Farmers are advised to discuss the results with their veterinarian or other advisors to, if relevant, come up with the best approach to improve animal welfare on their farm.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Monitor and improve the welfare of your pigs.
What problem does the tool address?:How can you optimise the welfare of your organic and free-range pigs?
What solution does the tool offer?:This tool allows farmers to assess the welfare of their own animals. The results, including benchmarking and automated feedback which can help guide farmers to improve animal welfare.
Country:Belgium
Type of Practice Tool:Web, Other type of tool
Other Type:Mobile application
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal health, animal welfare, animal protection, animal housing, veterinary medicine, disease prevention
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal protectionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37636
Englishanimal housinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
Englishveterinary medicinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8206
Englishdisease preventionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10394
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: France > ITAVI
European Union > Horizon 2020 > PPilow
France > IFIP - Institut du porc
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Belgium > Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) - (Merelbeke) > Unit Animal Sciences
Netherlands > Other organizations
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:816172
Related Links:https://www.ppilow.eu/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/de/tool/39327
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39327
Deposited On:18 Feb 2021 08:45
Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 08:45
Document Language:English, Dutch/Nederlands, French/Francais
Status:Published

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