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Day I: Thursday 1 December 2011 - Día 1: JUEVES 1 DICIEMBRE 2011
SECTION 1 – Why should we care more about AW?
SECCION 1 – Por qué debemos preocuparnos más por el bienestar animal?
Chairs:
Prof Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela; Dr. Xavier Manteca Vilanova

9.30

Participants registration and welcome coffee
Registro de participantes y café de bienvenida

10:00

Opening of conference by chairperson: Prof Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela
Apertura de la conferencia por el presidente: Prof Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela

10:05

Opening presentations by:
Presentaciones de apertura:

  • Adriaan Brouw, Veterinary and international affaires, DG SANCO (confirmed)
  • Rafael Laguens, Vice-President FVE (confirmed)
  • Dr. Francesc Monné Orga, President del Consell de Collegis Veterinaris de Catalunya (representing CGCVE)
  • Dr. Esperanza Orellana Moraleda, Subdirectora General de Productos Ganaderos del MARM
  • Prof. Reyes Pla, Dean of the Veterinary School, UAB

10.20

Importance of Animal Welfare in Spain and the role of veterinarians
Importancia de la Protección de los Animales en España y el papel de los veterinarios
Dr. Oscar Dignoes Torres-Quevedo, Subdirectora General de Productores Ganaderos del MARM

10.35

Promotion of Animal Welfare by the Spain by the Consejo General de Colegios Veterinarios de España (CGCVE)
Promoción del bienestar animal en España por el Consejo General de Colegios Veterinarios de España (CGCVE)
Dr. Héctor Palatsi Martínez, responsible for continuing education, CGCVE (confirmed)

10.50

The future European Union Animal Welfare Strategy: towards a new model of governance
La futura estrategia de la Unión Europea de Bienestar Animal E: hacia un nuevo modelo de gobierno
Adriaan Brouw, Veterinary and international affairs, DG SANCO

11.10

Questions & Answers
Preguntas y respuestas

11.20

Coffee
Café

11.40

Chairperson: Dr. Xavier Manteca Vilanova
Welfare on farm: beyond the five freedoms
Bienestar en la explotación: más allá de las cinco libertades
Prof C. WATHES, Professor of Animal Welfare @ Royal Veterinary College, Chair FAWC (confirmed)

12.00

New perspectives in Animals and the law
Nuevas perspectivas en los animales y la ley
Prof Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona(confirmed)

12.20

Does higher welfare pays off? Economic and other incentives/constraints to making animal welfare improvements.
Merece la pena un mayor bienestar? Incentivos económicos y otros / limitaciones para realizar mejoras de bienestar animal.
Hans Spoolder, Coordinator EU Project EconWelfare (confirmed)

12.40

Communication: Improving advising strategies
Comunicación: Mejora de las estrategias de asesoramiento
Dr. David Main, University of Bristol, UK (confirmed)

13.00 Questions & Answers
Preguntas y respuestas

13.20

FVE/Conclusions and House keeping messages
FVE / Conclusiones y asuntos de organización
Nancy DE BRIYNE, FVE

13.30

Lunch

SECTION 2 – Species specific workshops: Legislation, Animal Welfare Assessment tools and Practicalities Session
SECCIÓN 2 - Taller sobre especies especiales: Legislación, Animal herramientas de evaluación y Bienestar sesión prácticos

All participants will be divided in 4 groups of maximum 40 participants per group. The 4 groups will be:
Todos los participantes serán divididos en 4 grupos de un máximo de 40 participantes por grupo. Los cuatro grupos serán los siguientes:

Monday afternoon: Theoretical session from 15:00 – 18.00
Lunes por la tarde: Sesión teórica de 15:00 - 18.00

POULTRY SESSION

Chairs:
European Poultry Expert: Stefan Gunnarsson
European Poultry Expert: Knut Niebuhr

15.00

Poultry welfare Legislation: Introduction and current challenges
Oscar Dignoes, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural

15.30

Food-pad dermatitis in broilers
Pilar Leon, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural

16.00

Discussion critical welfare issues and possible solutions in
  • Broiler chickens: microclimate, litter quality, stocking density, ... Laying hens: e.g. housing systems, beak trimming, ..

17.00

Assessment of welfare in poultry flocks

  • Introduction to assessment on farm – practical demonstration and video examples – creating a ‘checklist’
18.00 Practical preparation of site visits (aspects for examinations, forming of groups, etc.)

CATTLE SESSION

Chairs:
Spanish Cattle Expert: Xavier Manteca Vilanova
European Cattle Expert: Mounier Luc, Unité Gestion des élevages, VetAgro Sup Campus Vétérinaire de Lyon (confirmed)

15.00

Cattle Legislation: Introduction and current challenges

15.30

Critical Animal Welfare Issues with Cattle:

  • Overall cattle welfare issues: feeding, housing, ...
  • Dairy cows: housing (space, ventilation, feed/water), feeding, lameness, dehorning, mastitis,...
  • Fattening bulls:housing, castration, ...
  • Veal Calves: housing, feeding/watering

16.30

Assessment of welfare in cattle

  • Introduction to assessment on farm
  • practical demonstration and video examples
  • creating a ‘checklist’

17.00

Practical preparation of site visits (aspects for examinations, forming of groups, etc.)

PIG SESSION

Chairs:
European Pig Expert: Antonio Velardo (confirmed)
European Pig Expert: Antoni Dalmau (confirmed)

15.00

Pig Legislation: Introduction and current challenges

15.30

Critical Animal Welfare Issues with Pigs

  • Sows and Piglets: housing, weaning, microclimate, ..
  • Fattening pigs: housing, castration, tail biting, microclimate, ..  

16.30

Assessment of welfare in pig farms

  • Introduction to assessment on farm
  • practical demonstration and video examples
  • creating a ‘checklist’

17.00

Practical preparation of site visits (aspects for examinations, forming of groups, etc.)

WILD ANIMALS  IN CAPTIVITY SESSION

Session organised in collaboration with:

  • Barcelona Zoo
  • Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Born Free Foundation
  • European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV)
  • FVE and the European Commission (DG Sanco, DG ENV)

Chairs:
European wild animals in captivity expert: Dr. Heather Bacon BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertZooMed, MRCVS (confirmed)
Daniel Turner, Progrmmes Manager – Global animal welfare, Born Free Foundation

15.00

EU Legislation : Introduction and current challenges
Jorge SAVIO - European Commission, DG Environment

15.20

Keeping wild animals in captivity : Are conditions meeting EC legislative requirements?
Daniel TURNER - Programmes Manager - Global animal welfare, Born Free Foundation

15.40

Welfare challenges in a European zoo
Barcelona Zoo vet (TBC)

16.00

Introduction to welfare science and the importance of welfare in captive wildlife
Dr Sonya HILL, Chester zoo, UK

16.40

Methods of welfare assessment of captive wildlife
Leonor GALHARDO, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon

17.20

A holistic approach to captive wildlife welfare
Heather BACON, JMICAWE, University of Edinburgh

17.50

Questions and answers
Practical preparation of site visit

18.00

End of Day 1

Day II: Friday 2 December 2011 - Día 2: VIERNES 2 DICIEMBRE 2011
Continuation of SECTION 2
Continuación de la Sección 2
Practical Aspect of the Species specific workshops: Legislation, Animal Welfare Assessment tools and Practicalities Session
Aspecto práctico de los talleres para la especie: Legislación, Bienestar Animal herramientas de evaluación y sesiones prácticos

Tuesday morning 8.30 – 16.00
Martes por la mañana 8,30 a 16,00

Practical Sessions in Poultry Farm, Cattle Farm, Pig Farm and Zoo.
Sesiones prácticas en la granja de aves de corral, animales de corral, granja de cerdos y el Zoológico.
Groups maximum size is 40 persons! So if 4 groups max 160 persons.
Tamaño de los grupos de máximo 40 personas! Así que si cuatro grupos de máximo 160 personas.


The second day morning session will take place at the location where the practical sessions will be given.
La sesión del día la segunda mañana se llevará a cabo en el lugar donde las sesiones prácticas se les dará.

Group assessment activity (small groups work together to carry out assessment activity in the animal house).
Group present their assessment findings – and group feedback the relevance of animal assessment to use
in local farms and local situation.

Grupo de evaluación de la actividad (grupos pequeños trabajan juntos para llevar a cabo actividades de evaluación en la casa de los animales).
Grupo presente sus resultados de la evaluación - y las reacciones del grupo la relevancia de la evaluación de la utilización de animales para
en las granjas locales y la situación local.

SECTION 3 Concluding session
SECCIÓN 3 Sesión de clausura

18.00

Network reception
Recepción Network
With 4*15 min presentation of findings/results by each working group
Con 4 min de presentación de los resultados * 15 / resultados por cada grupo de trabajo

20.00 Closing Dinner
Cena de Clausura

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