PhD defence

WIAS Seminar: Early feed intake and welfare in pigs (webinar)

On the occasion of the PhD defense of Anouschka Middelkoop, there will be an online WIAS seminar (webinar).

Online. Before the webinar you will receive the link to log in

Cost Registration is free of charge

Registration by email to with your name, email and company name


10:00 – 10:10 Dr J.E. Bolhuis, Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University & Research Welcome

10:10 – 10:50 Anouschka Middelkoop, MSc, PhD student Title: A successful transition to solid feed

10:50 – 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 – 11:45 Em. Prof. Dr S.A. Edwards, Newcastle University, UK Title: Early life experiences of piglets and the longer-term consequences

11:45 – 12:25 Prof. Dr R.C. Newberry, Norwegian University of Life sciences, Norway Title: Playful pigs – from pig park to pig pen

12:25 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 13:40 Prof. Dr C. de Graaf, Human Nutrition & Health, Wageningen University & Research Title: Taste exposure and feed intake in human infants

13:40 – 14:20 Prof. Dr W.J.J. Gerrits, Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen University & Research Title: Using indigestible markers to estimate digesta transit and feed intake

16:00 – 17:00 PhD defence of Anouschka Middelkoop at the Aula of Wageningen University Title: Foraging in the farrowing room to stimulate feeding: Getting piglets to eat is bittersweet

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