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Oceane Schmitt

Walsh Fellow

Research Interests

  • Animal welfare
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal cognition
  • Livestock production

Current Projects

OPTIPIG: Optimising the annual sow output through the implementation of management strategies to improve piglets’ pre-weaning survival

Education

MSc Agricultural Sciences, Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan, France

MSc Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

MSc European Animal Management, EIP/WUR, France/The Netherlands

Professional Membership

  • EAAP
  • ISAE
  • Animal Welfare Research Network
  • Schmitt, O., Baxter, E.M., Boyle, L.A., O’Driscoll, K., 2016. Nursing behaviour and teat order in pigs reared by their dam or nurse sow, in: Dwyer, C., Haskell, M., Sandilands, V. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 50 Th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology 12-15 Th July , 2016 , Edinburgh , United Kingdom. Wageningen Academic Publishers 2016, Edinburgh, p. 289. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-833-9
  • Schmitt, O., Baxter, E.M., Boyle, L.A., O’Driscoll, K., 2016. Nurse sow strategies: an effective way to rear super-numerous piglets?, in: Book of Abstracts of the 60th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Wageningen Academic Publishers 2016, Belfast, p. 227. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-830-8
  • O. Schmitt, K. O’Driscoll, L.A. Boyle, E.M. Baxter, 2015. Strategic use of nurse sows to reduce piglet pre-weaning mortality, Pig Research Dissemination Day 2015.
  • O. Schmitt, K. O’Driscoll, L.A. Boyle, E.M. Baxter, 2017. The effects of artificial rearing on piglets’ growth and emotional state, Pig Research Dissemination Day 2017