With the aim to improve robustness of farm animals, focus is to understand the background for, expression of, and prevention of production-related disorders, and to study how nutrition and management may improve reproduction, health, and welfare as well as offspring resilience.
The knowledge obtained will help to prevent production disorders and will give a better basic reproductive biological knowledge about the individual farm animal during critical periods.
Precise and objective knowledge about animal-based measures is needed to be able to assess animal health and welfare at individual, flock, or herd level.
It will also lead to better advices to practice on risk factors, management and nutrition that will improve animal performance, reproduction, health and welfare, also for the offspring. Finally, a reduction in production-related disorders will improve productivity, reduce climate impact, and thus support green transition.