WP4: Animal Health Management

The goal of the animal health management work package within the BroilerNet is to improve the poultry health amongst broiler farms in different EU poultry production systems. This theme’s specific objectives include identifying the main health management challenges of farmers involved in keeping broiler chickens through bottom-up (stakeholder based) approaches. The national Broiler Innovation Networks (BINs) will work on the collection and collation of science-based and farm-based Good practices (GPs) to address the identified main health management challenges. 

Each year a Thematic Expert Network (TEN) for poultry health management will evaluate and rank the collected GPs and select the “best of the GPs” winning the BroilerNet Champion Award for animal health management. The TEN will report on the “best of the GPs”, including a cost-benefit analysis. Once these “best of the GPs” have been finalised, abstracts based on the GPs will be disseminated through BroilerNet channels and EIP-AGRI.