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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 du Porc, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, ITAVI - Institut Technique de l'Aviculture, JUNIA, Utrecht University. (2020)

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Document available online at: https://www.piglow.eu/App

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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.
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:
animal husbandry
animal health
animal welfare
animal protection
animal housing
veterinary medicine
disease prevention
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 > Flanders > Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) - (Merelbeke) > Unit Animal Sciences
Netherlands > Other organizations Netherlands
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:816172
Related Links:https://www.ppilow.eu/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39327, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pCB73pcRac&ab_channel=PPILOWproject, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=873190376863434&id=313194372863040, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1362711278981160962, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39330
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39327
Deposited On:18 Feb 2021 08:45
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Danish/Dansk, Dutch/Nederlands, Finnish/Suomea, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano, Norwegian/Norsk, Romanian/Română

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