Webinar: The main welfare indicators and methods of assessment for rabbits on-farm

Tuesday 14 November 2023, from 10.00h to 12.00h (UTC +2, CEST)

Organized by EURCAW-Poultry-SFA.

The webinar was held via Teams.

Target audience: Official inspectors from the Competent Authorities of the EU MSs

Attendance through invitation only.



The PDF of the presentation is available here.

The webinar recording is available here



Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes requires that Member States ensure that animals are kept under conditions respecting their physiological and ethological needs. Several indicators could be used to assess the welfare of rabbits on farms and will be presented during this webinar.

The webinar aimed to review the most valid and feasible indicators and their methods of assessment, with a focus on Animal Based Indicators. 


The webinar was attended by 81 people (111 registered), from 15 EU Member States:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.



10:00-10:15: General presentation of the Centre - A. Velarde

10:15-11:00: Welfare indicators – A. Lavazza, X. Moles, C. Tolini

11:00-12:00: Question and discussion


This webinar has been organized within the sub-activity 4.2: Develop course material for specific topics, of the working program 2023-2024.