Source-oriented strategies to mitigate ammonia emission from broiler production

Brink, Madri
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Veterinaire en Biowetenschappen
Madri Brink was born on the 8th of June 1993 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Agriculture degree, direction Animal Science, in 2015 as well as a Bachelor of Science Honours in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science with specialisation in Animal Nutrition in 2016 (both with distinction) at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 2016, she continued with a Master of Bioscience Engineering in Agricultural Sciences, direction Animal Production at the KU Leuven in Belgium. In 2018, she started her PhD research at the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in 2018. Her research focussed on source-oriented nutritional and management strategies to reduce ammonia emission from broiler production. Madri is the first author of several publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has given oral and poster presentations at several national and international conferences. How
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. Ir. G.P.J. Janssens, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent - Dr. Ir. Evelyne Delezie, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)

Korte beschrijving

Globally, broiler production is an important source of animal protein. However, intensive broiler production contributes to ammonia emissions and the associated harmful effects on the environment and human health. Ammonia is the main gaseous pollutant from broiler production. Several regulations and policies have been developed (and are adapted) in order to reverse its adverse impacts. Therefore, mitigation strategies are needed to reduce ammonia emissions from broiler production facilities. Currently, farmers lack affordable, efficient techniques to reduce the production and emission of ammonia in the short term. Preference should be given to source-oriented strategies as they also improve the indoor air quality, which is beneficial to the well-being of the farmer and the animals.


Donderdag 22 september 2022, 16:00
ILVO , Caritasstraat 39, 9090 Melle

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