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Intended for veterinarians, researchers, and others involved in animal husbandry, contributions are organized in sections on transition cow biology and management, metabolic effects of immune mediators, animal behavior and welfare, infection and infectious diseases, reproductive health, epidemiology of production diseases, alternatives to growth promoting antibiotics, macromineral metabolism, micromineral nutrition, the role of specific fatty acids, mastitis, rumen digestion and metabolism, and the application of genomics to production diseases.
It will address production diseases of pigs and poultry raised in a wide range of EU intensive systems, using both epidemiological and experimental approaches to consider the extent of, and the risk factors associated with diseases, the influence of genotype and its modification by early life experience, and the dynamic influences of the environment on disease.
PROHEALTH will deliver novel diagnostics for the propensity to develop production diseases and their occurrence, and multifactorial improvement strategies that can be applied to produce better quality products in a welfare friendly manner and improve competitiveness and sustainability of EU pig & poultry systems.

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