President (2022-2025)


Vice-President Flaviana Gottardo 2021-2024
Vice-President Giulietta Minozzi 2021-2024
Secretary Mirjam Holinger 2022-2025
Secretary Angela Trocino 2022-2025
Secretary Isabel Blanco Penedo  2022-2025
Industry Repr. Julia Adriana Calderon Diaz 2022-2025
Young Club Vincenzo Lopreiato 2023-2026
Young Club Liat Morgan 2023-2026
Young Club Mariana Almeida 2023-2026

The Commission on Animal Health and Welfare aims to support scientific debate on issues related to the health and wellbeing of all livestock species. Animal health and welfare are research themes supported by several underlying veterinary disciplines, such as epidemiology, virology, parasitology and bacteriology, but also scientific domains of ethology, preventive veterinary medicine, and stress physiology. Because of its multispecies nature, the Commission works in strict collaboration with the other study Commissions, organising a number of co-chaired sessions during the EAAP annual meetings.

This Commission does not shy away from addressing areas of livestock production which cause societal concern, such as the responsible use of antibiotics, the routine tail docking of pigs, and the adaptation of the zootechnical sector to climate change. Researchers, as well as stakeholders from the industry and society at large, are invited to join these debates from a factual and scientific point of view.

The Commission aims to stimulate scientific discussion and the sharing of recent findings on issues related to the health and wellbeing of all livestock species, helping in the definition of innovative tools and strategies to improve livestock health and welfare, while maintaining/enhancing production levels.

The EAAP Health and welfare Commission hosts the EAAP Working Group in animal behaviour, which regularly organises well-attended sessions at the EAAP annual meetings.