In this applied scientific research, ILVO focuses on sustainable cattle, pig, poultry and rabbit husbandry. Our first focus is nutritional physiology research to match the nutrient supply as closely as possible to the animal’s needs. Closely related research studies how to minimise the excretion of nutrients into the environment. Our functional nutrition research focuses not only on improving the health of the animal, but also strives to improve the nutritional value of the end-product. We specialise in animal welfare research and also study housing, stall equipment, management and automation.