The FVE are keen to find out which animal welfare indicators are used most by practitioners to measure animal welfare problems on the farm.
Animal welfare indicators can be resource-based indicators (e.g. enough food, wide enough stable, clean drinking water, access to pasture, etc), animal-based indicators (e.g. body condition, bruises, lameness, behaviour, etc) or based on data such as production or slaughterhouse feedback (e.g. yield, mortality, footpad lesions, etc). As inspiration, to see a longer list of indicators per species, see the annex of our FVE position paper on Animal Welfare Indicators to monitor farm animal welfare: https://fve.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/058_AWIndicatorsPaper_finaldraft18sept2018_GA_adopted.pdf
The FVE would be grateful for input from veterinarians - the survey can be found at: EUSurvey - Survey (europa.eu)
Deadline is 5th February 2021