WIAS3 Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences


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Title WIAS3 Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences
Period 01 / 2005 - 12 / 2011
Status Current
Research number OND1317037


WIAS combines the research efforts of twelve groups at Wageningen University. WIAS scientific staff consists of about 60 faculty members, of which 16 are full-time or part-time professors. There are about 16 postdocs. More than one hundred PhD students are enrolled. About 80% of them are externally funded and 50% are international PhD students. Twenty researchers of the Contract Research Organisation of the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR are associated members. The WIAS mission statement: The graduate school WIAS aims to improve our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of young researchers.

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Identification of genetic and environmental risk factors determining the prevalence and the impact on welfare of osteochondrosis (OC) in pigs
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Genetics of disease resistance in chicken
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Models of dietary effects on immune responses in pigs
Methodologies and indicators for Nutrient use efficiency along the livestock supply chains
Interaction of land and surface water-use patterns in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A quantitative analysis of changes and determining
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Controlled hydrolysis of novel protein sources to increase the in vivo protein digestion in fish
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Assessment of efficiency of fishpasses in small tributaries of the Waddensea
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Quantitative genetics of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in pigs
Optimizing breeding programs in horses under specialisation
Measurement of methane emission of individual dairy cows
Maximizing post-release survival of trap by-catch
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Improving livestock productivity and water use efficiency of livestock production in the highlands of Ethiopia through integration of technical and institutional interventions
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Genomic evaluation in Charolais
Development of Breeding Schemes for Indigenous Chicken for Improved Livelihood in Kenya
Improving pangasius feeds to reduce dissolved content in the effluents
Feed intake and resource allocation in fish
Animal welfare and public health: a contradiction?
Adaptation and functionality of the rumen wall in dairy cattle in early lactation
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Role of two component system in Streptococcus suis
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Measurement of methane emission of individual dairy cows
Breeding for improved village chicken production in Ethiopia
Genomic selection in dairy cattle
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Measuring unconsciousness in farm animals
Quantifying underlying traits of adaptive capacity in pigs
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Assessing the impact of fisheries on different marinographic areas by using ecosystem indicators
Development of selection tools to reduce hoof lesions in dairy cattle
Development of a novel method to determine ammonia emission from dairy cow houses
Bio-Business Project
Biological significance of lysine modification in pet animals
Quantitative genetics analysis of disease tolerance and resistance in animals
The interaction between protein source, particle size and butyric acid supplementation on hindgut fermentation and intestinal health in broilers
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Breeding program for O.niloticus smallholder fish production systems in Kenya
Land reforn and rural development polices in reualtion to the livelihood strategies of rural communities in South Africa
The accumulation of steroids in the water of recirculating aquaculture systems
Enhancement of system performance and robustness of fish through integration of microbial and algae-based
Contribution of insemination and herd replacement practices in smallholder dairying to competitiveness of dairy value chain and food security
Minimization of nutrient emissions from marine recirculating systems
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Genetic analysis of performance traits in pigs: exploiting genomic information in crossbreeding schemes
Molecular characterisation and identification of virulence factors in the Dutch Q-Fever strains using PathogenOmics approaches.
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Feed evaluation in Nile Ttilapia: digestibility and net energy value of feed ingredients
Integrating Bio-economic Modeling with Institutional Interventions to Enhance Livestock Intensification in Ethiopia Highlands Highlands through Integration of Technical and Institutional Interventions
Exploring variation in ecological impact of cod and haddock products from the North East Atlantic
Nutrition and management of periparturient dairy cattle
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Eukaryotic antibiotic peptides (EAP) as an alternative to conventional antibiotic therapy
Use of beta-glucan as immunostimulant to enhance the defence system of fish
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Efficiency of sequence data for genomic prediction and QTL mapping
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Implementation of natural mating for marine fish species in culture
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Modulation of immune response through low frequency electromagnetic field exposure
Training Network on protective immune modulation in warm water fish feeding glucans
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Ecosystem approach to fisheries management: modeling the dynamics and ecosystem impacts of mixed demersal fisheries
Finding alternatives to the killing of one day old chicks
A changing role for smelt Osmerus eperlanus in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer foodweb? Climate- and nutrient-induced changes in ecosystem functioning
The role of ecosystem engineers in the ecomorphological development of intertidal habitats
Food-Fish-Microbe interactions in Recirculating Aquaculture System(RAS)
Crocodile-human relationship around agropastoral dams in Benin
Genomic tools for selecting for traits measured on limited numbers of animals
Genetics of social interactions in livestock: Improving health, welfare and productivity in laying hens and pigs
Identification of molecular mechanisms underlying metabolic setpoints
Improving knowledge on Foot and Mouth Disease Virus transmission between species and in recently vaccinated animals
Improving utilization of complex carbohydrates in pigs and poultry by novel technologies
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Behavioural needs and preferences of veal calves in relation to feeding and effects of different feeding strategies on behaviour
Interactions with the environment: effects of housing conditions on performance and behaviour
Effects of including social genetic effects in the breeding program on behaviour, physiology and welfare
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The relation between organic matter in sediment, shrimp density and polychaete presence in white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) affected shrimp ponds
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Livestock and competing claims on natural resources in Mbire District in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
Estimation of within and between breed variability in milk fatty acid composition in dairy cattle
Disease transmission of White Spot Syndrome Virus in cultured penaeid shrimp
Predicting Effects of Vaccination on Transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
The feeding ecology of Sole (Solea solea) in an Integrated multitrophic aquaculture system (IMTA) with the ragworm (Nereis virens)
The characterisation of genes involved in pulmonary hypertension syndrome in chicken
Productivity of extensive mussel culture in the Wadden Sea
Understanding disease transmission through indirect contacts between livestock
Milk Genomics Initiative: research on exploiting 60,000 SNP information to genetic variation in fat composition of Bovine milk
Breeding for robustness in pigs
Infection dynamics and effective control strategies of tuberculosis in badgers and cattle of Ireland
Optimisation of environmental conditions during the perinatal development in broiler chicks in a combined hatching and brooding system, and influences of these conditions on physiology in later life
Songbird genomics: High throughput genetics and QTL mapping in wild passerines
Vortex Dynamic Strategies in Animal Swimming and Flight
Understanding the behaviour of laying hens (Gallus domesticus) in large groups: the effect of selection method and of early-life history
Gender roles and livestock production in small ruminant/crop farming systems in the transition zone of Ghana
The effect of chronic stress on energy metabolism, welfare status and immune response of European sea bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax ).
Indicators for management of tropical fisheries


A22000 Animal husbandry
A84200 Education
D22600 Zoology

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