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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

    Author abstracts and/or summaries are added to all descriptions. A link to the full text dissertation is added to the bibliographic description. In a few cases, no electronic version is available, mostly because of copyright issues.

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A participatory approach for malaria control in southern Malawi: effects of the environment and community on larval source management [PhD thesis]
Gowelo, Steven A. \ 2020
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Fraud investigation in the extra virgin olive oil supply chain : identification of vulnerable points and development of novel fraud detection methods [PhD thesis]
Yan, Jing \ 2020
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Sustainability of banana-based agroecosystems affected by Xanthomonas wilt disease of banana [PhD thesis]
Ocimati, Walter \ 2019
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Indoor and outdoor biting behaviour of malaria vectors and the potential risk factors that enhance malaria in southern Malawi [PhD thesis]
Mburu, Monicah M. \ 2019
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Diet, nutrient status and gestational diabetes [PhD thesis]
Looman, Moniek \ 2018
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Bovine lumpy skin disease: epidemiology, economic impact and control opportunities in Ethiopia [PhD thesis]
Abebe, Wassie Molla \ 2018
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Advancing Integrated Pest Management for Dermanyssus gallinae in laying hen facilities [PhD thesis]
Mul, Monique F. \ 2017
hens - integrated pest management - dermanyssus gallinae - chicken housing - poultry housing - cages - animal production - poultry - animal health
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Socio-economic modelling of rabies control in Flores Island, Indonesia [PhD thesis]
Wera, Ewaldus \ 2017
rabies - rabies virus - control programmes - control methods - dogs - indonesia - decision making - vaccination
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Dietary patterns for healthier cognitive ageing [PhD thesis]
Berendsen, Agnes A.M. \ 2017
meal patterns - feeding habits - aging - cognition - health - food supplements - dementia - nutritional intervention - elderly - elderly nutrition - nutrition and health
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Eco-epidemiology of Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in an African savanna : the conflict between traditional pastoralist adaptations and disease transmission in the modern era [PhD thesis]
Dejene, Sintayehu Workeneh \ 2017
cattle diseases - tuberculosis - disease transmission - pastoralism - animal ecology - risk factors - ethiopia
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Type 2 diabetes prevention from research to practice: the SLIMMER lifestyle intervention [PhD thesis]
Duijzer, Geerke \ 2016
type 2 diabetes - disease prevention - disease control - health care - health care costs - pilot projects - evaluation - netherlands
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Targeting persons with low socioeconomic status of different ethnic origins with lifestyle interventions: opportunities and effectiveness [PhD thesis]
Bukman, Andrea Johanna \ 2016
socioeconomic status - lifestyle - ethnic groups - intervention - cardiovascular diseases - type 2 diabetes - diabetes - obesity - dutch - turkish - glucose tolerance - morocco - physical activity - prevention
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Understanding healthful eating from a salutogenic perspective [PhD thesis]
Swan, Emily \ 2016
extension - foods - health - health education - health foods - health policy - pathogenesis
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Impact of odour-baited mosquito traps for malaria control : design and evaluation of a trial using solar-powered mosquito trapping systems in western Kenya [PhD thesis]
Homan, Tobias \ 2016
culicidae - mosquito-borne diseases - vector control - malaria - bait traps - odours - solar energy - randomized controlled trials - kenya
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Unravelling mechanisms of dietary flavonoid-mediated health effects: effects on lipid metabolism and genotoxicity [PhD thesis]
Hoek–van den Hil, E.F. \ 2015
flavanoids - flavonoids - fatty acids - quercetin - flavonols - body weight - lipid metabolism - cardiovascular diseases - liver - adipose tissue - health - genotoxicity - nutrition - mice
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Young children and obesity : development and evaluation of familiy-oriented treatment [PhD thesis]
Hoek, E. van \ 2015
obesity - overweight - children - preschool children - paediatrics - treatment - childhood diseases - medical treatment - body composition - quality of life - adipose tissue - cardiovascular diseases - quantitative methods - nutrition and health
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Gestational diabetes mellitus in Tanzania : public health perspectives [PhD thesis]
Mwanri, A.W. \ 2015
diabetes mellitus - food intolerance - pregnancy - pregnancy complications - obesity - carbohydrates
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Healthy aging through a healthy diet : never too old to eat healthy?! [PhD thesis]
Jankovic, N. \ 2015
nutrition and health - health foods - elderly - dietary guidelines - eating patterns - analytical methods - disease prevention - elderly nutrition
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Dietary proteins and aspects of the metabolic syndrome : evidence from observational studies and short-term interventions [PhD thesis]
Nielen, M. van \ 2015
metabolic syndrome - diabetes mellitus - metabolic disorders - type 2 diabetes - cardiovascular diseases - soya protein - arginine - protein intake - disease incidence - inflammation - cohort studies
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Assessing welfare of veal calves on farms : measures of behaviour and respiratory disorders and potential ways for welfare improvement [PhD thesis]
Leruste, H. \ 2014
animal welfare - veal calves - animal behaviour - animal husbandry - respiratory diseases

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Vleeskalveren zijn jonge runderen die geslacht worden op een leeftijd van maximaal 8 maanden. Vleeskalveren worden gehouden om mals en lichtroze vlees te produceren. Hiertoe worden ze op gespecialiseerde bedrijven gehouden waar ze gevoerd worden met hoofdzakelijk kunstmelk en vast voer (i.e. krachtvoer, maïssilage, stro). In de Europese Unie (EU), minimumnormen voor welzijn en huisvestingcondities voor vleeskalveren zijn gereguleerd via de EU richtlijnen. Deze minimumnormen garanderen niet noodzakelijkerwijze dat het welzijnsniveau van de kalveren altijd optimaal is, aangezien huisvesting- en managementcondities tussen bedrijven kunnen verschillen. Burgers willen geïnformeerd worden over het werkelijke welzijnsniveau van dieren op boerderijen en daardoor ook een noodzaak voor een wetenschappelijk onderbouwde welzijnsmaatlat. De EU heeft van 2004 to 2009 een onderzoeksproject gefinancierd genaamd Welfare Quality® met als doelstelling “het ontwikkelen van een gestandaardiseerd dierenwelzijnsmonitor” en “het identificeren van praktische oplossingen voor het verbeteren van dierenwelzijn”. Dit proefschrift heeft bijgedragen aan het ontwerpen van een welzijnsmonitor op bedrijfsniveau voor vleeskalveren met als specifieke doelstelling de kwaliteit van de verschillende waarnemingen te toetsen betreffende hun validiteit, betrouwbaarheid en uitvoerbaarheid. Verder is voor elke waarneming gekeken naar specifieke risicofactoren voor een verlaagd dierenwelzijn op in totaal 174 kalverbedrijven in de drie belangrijkste vleeskalverproductielanden in Europa (Frankrijk, Nederland en Italië).

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