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M. Joan Rosell

M. Joan Rosell

The rabbit farming in the post-antibiotic era: a challenge that can be won?

Chaired by M. Joan Rosell (PhD, DVM)

Joan Rosell is a rabbit veterinary practitioner (DVM, PhD). He combines the work on rabbit farms with the study and teamwork publications, as well as the training of rabbit producers, students of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine. He also participated to expert group of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concerning rabbit farming (2019). He attended all world rabbit congresses since foundation, and to many national congresses, such in Spain and in France. His website is as follows:

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M. Saidu OSENI

M. Saidu OSENI

Rabbits for wealth creation in the developing world

Chaired by M. Saidu OSENI (PhD, prof.)

Saidu Oseni is Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University "OAU" (Ile-Ife, Nigeria). He holds a PhD (University of Georgia, Athens, USA) in Livestock Genetics, Breeding and Biostatistics. He is the Director, University Research Office (OAU) and is the Secretary for Developing Countries in the WRSA office and has been the President of the sub-Saharan African Branch of the WRSA

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Mrs Jorine ROMMERS and M. Karel De GREEF

Mrs Jorine ROMMERS and M. Karel De GREEF

Condemnation of rabbit carcasses: causes and opportunities for farm level measures to reduce them

Chaired by Mrs Jorine ROMMERS (PhD) and M. Karel De GREEF (PhD)


Jorine Rommers is a scientist at Wageningen Livestock Research, in the department of Animal Welfare and Animal Health. She is working on rabbit farming since 1992, and her work is mainly focussed on rabbit welfare and housing systems. She got a PhD degree in 2003, on Rearing strategies for rabbit does.


Karel de Greef is involved as animal scientist in a diverse set of projects on societal issues in intensive animal production system. Intermittently, innovation processes (theory and processes) also receive research attention. The prime focus is since 1988 on pig production, since 2013 he leads the Dutch rabbit research portfolio, predominantly in collaborative projects between industry, government and sometimes NGO’s.

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Coccidiosis management at farm level: in parallel to classical coccidiostatic, which alternatives? 

Chaired by M. Samuel BOUCHER (DVM)


Veterinary veterinary practitioner (DVM), Samuel Boucher practices exclusively in pathology of rabbit and beekeeping farms. He also graduated in beekeeping and beekeeping pathology, in animal experimentation and in avian pathology. Co-discoverer of rabbit mycoplasmosis and of the RHDV2 virus, he is also treasurer of the ASFC, founding member of the SNGTV Rabbit Commission and judge for purebred rabbits. He is also deputy chairman of the French Federation of Cuniculture and sits on the European Agreement. He has written or co-authored more than 20 books and numerous scientific and popularization articles and regularly lectures on veterinary medicine or ethnology.

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Rabbit housing - new farming systems with the regulations and social demand?

Chaired by M. Luc MAERTENS (PhD)


Luc Maertens was during 35 years responsible for research on rabbit nutrition and housing at the ILVO Institute in Belgium. Feedstuff tables, N and P output, milk output and composition and feed conversion efficiency were highlights. Due to the changing society view, his research area changed to alternative housing for rabbits, and he is one of the pioneers for the transition from cage to park housing, and alternatives for doe housing. He is still active in the WRSA as President and now Treasurer.

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