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Cynthia Verwer

Cynthia Verwer PhD

Researcher Animal Health& Welfare

T: +31(0)343 523860 (General)

 

Publication(s) by Verwer
Articles in scientific journals (4)
Proceedings etc. (9)
Brochures, books & reports (16)
Specialist journal articles, leaflets, newsletters, etc (22)

Scientific publications

Feather-pecking and injurious pecking in organic laying hens in 107 flocks from eight European countries
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, F. Smajlhodzic, J. Heerkens, L. Hinrichsen, C. Brenninkmeyer, V. Ferrante, A. Willett and S. Gunnarsson. 2017. Feather-pecking and injurious pecking in organic laying hens in 107 flocks from eight European countries. Animal Welfare. 26:355-363.
DOI: 10.7120/09627286.26.3.355
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A Randomized Open Comparative Clinical Trial on the Effectiveness, Safety and Tolerability of a Homeopathic Medicinal Product for the Treatment of Painful Teething in Children
Jong, M.C., C. Verwer, L.P.L. van de Vijver, P. Klement, J. Burkart and E.W. Baars. 2015. A Randomized Open Comparative Clinical Trial on the Effectiveness, Safety and Tolerability of a Homeopathic Medicinal Product for the Treatment of Painful Teething in Children. Alternative and Integrative Medicine. 4(1):179.
DOI: 10.4172/2327-5162.1000178
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Prevalence and magnitude of helminth infections in organic laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) across Europe
Thapa, S., L. Hinrichsen, C. Brenninkmeyer, S. Gunnarsson, J. Heerkens, C. Verwer, K. Niebuhr, A. Willett, G. Grilli, S.M. Thamsborg, J. Sørensen and H. Mejer. 2015. Prevalence and magnitude of helminth infections in organic laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) across Europe. Veterinary Parasitology. 214:118-124.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.10.009
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Prevalence and Molecular Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Organic Pig Herds
Vijver, L.P.L. van de, P. Tulinsky, N. Bondt, D.J. Mevius and C. Verwer. 2014. Prevalence and Molecular Characteristics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Organic Pig Herds. Zoonoses and Public Health. 61(5):338-345.
DOI: 10.1111/zph.12076
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Proceedings etc.

Rejection of grass around dung pats; influence of smell, taste or both?
Verwer, C., H.A. van Schooten, B. Philipsen, F. Lenssinck, K. van Houwelingen and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2016. Rejection of grass around dung pats; influence of smell, taste or both? p. 430-432. In: EGF 2016: 26th EGF General Meeting on "The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy". Trondheim, Norway. 4-8 September.
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Feather pecking and cannibalism in 107 organic laying hen flocks in 8 European countries
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, F. Smajlhodzic, J. Heerkens, L. Hinrichsen, C. Brenninkmeyer, V. Ferrante, A. Willett and S. Gunnarsson. 2016. Feather pecking and cannibalism in 107 organic laying hen flocks in 8 European countries. p. 48. In: 16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animal. Wageningen. 20-23 June.
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Effect of harrowing and watering on disappearance of dung pats in pastures
Verwer, C., F. Lenssinck, H.A. van Schooten, A.P. Philipsen and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2015. Effect of harrowing and watering on disappearance of dung pats in pastures. p. 490-492. In: EGF 2015. Wageningen, The Netherlands. 15-17 June 2015.
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Eekeren, N.J.M. van, C. Verwer, F. Lenssinck, H.A. van Schooten and B. Philipsen. 2015. Effect of harrowing and watering on disappearance of dung pats in pastures. In: EGF 2015. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Goats choose to eat trees when having free choice
Bestman, M.W.P., M. Stoffelsma, C. Verwer and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2014. Goats choose to eat trees when having free choice. p. 250-251. In: 2nd European Agroforestry Conference. Cottbus, Germany. 4-6 June.
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Preventive and alternative treatments of helminth parasites in organic dairy goats
Verwer, C. and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2013. Preventive and alternative treatments of helminth parasites in organic dairy goats. In: 7th Novel Approaches Meeting. Toulouse. 25–28th March 2013.
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Body condition in different genotypes in organic and free range egg production
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, V. Maurer, Z. Kepalaite, T. van Niekerk, B. Reuvekamp, F. Leenstra and F. van Sambeek. 2013. Body condition in different genotypes in organic and free range egg production. In: Poultry Welfare. Uppsala, Sweden. 17-20 juni 2013.
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Rearing organic dairy calves - alternative rearing and weaning methods
Verwer, C. 2012. Rearing organic dairy calves - alternative rearing and weaning methods. In: 2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference. Hamburg, Germany. September 12-14, 2012.
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Alternative weaning strategies to diminish acute distress during weaning and separation from the dam after prolonged suckling
Verwer, C. and A. Kok. 2012. Alternative weaning strategies to diminish acute distress during weaning and separation from the dam after prolonged suckling. In: 2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference. Hamburg, Germany. September 12-14, 2012.
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Brochures, books & reports


Wat zijn de mogelijkheden om een leverbotinfectie van melkvee te voorkomen?
Neijenhuis, F., C. Verwer and J. Verkaik. 2017. Possibilities to prevent infection with liver fluke in dairy cattle. (In Dutch.). Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 66 p.
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Opzet en effecten van kleinschalige zorg
Verwer, C. and L.P.L. van de Vijver. 2016. Organisation and effects of small-scale care. (In Dutch.). Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 16 p.
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The cycle of veterinary antibiotics in the ecosystem
Vijver, L.P.L. van de, C. Verwer, G. Smolders, A.J.T.M. Hospers-Brands and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2016. The cycle of veterinary antibiotics in the ecosystem. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 31 p.
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Opzet en effecten van kleinschalige zorg op boerderijen - inventarisatie van de literatuur en praktijkervaringen
Verwer, C. and L.P.L. van de Vijver. 2015. Organisation and effects of small-scale care farming: literature review and experiences from practice. (In Dutch.). Rep. 2015-056VG. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 30 p.
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Samenvatting project Kip en Ei: Een verkenning naar de toepassing van insecteneiwit in pluimveevoer
Verwer, C., M. Peters and E. Michels. 2015. Chicken & Egg: Exploring the use of sustainable insect protein in poultry feed Project Summary. (In Dutch, with English abstract.). Rep. 2015‐043 LbD. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 4 p.
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Geiten in de Leemkuilen
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer and M. Stoffelsma. 2015. Goats in the Leemkuilen nature area: effects on vegetation and animal health. (In Dutch.). Rep. 2015-038 LbD. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 25 p.
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Integrale diergezondheid: beheersing van leverbot
Neijenhuis, F., J. Verkaik, C. Verwer, G. Smolders and J. Wagenaar. 2014. Integrative animal health: controlling liverfluke. (In Dutch.). Wageningen UR, Livestock Research, Lelystad. 44 p.
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'Investigating marketing opportunities for dairy products from dam rearing systems' - summary of the similarly titled report
Bickelhaupt, C. and C. Verwer. 2013. 'Investigating marketing opportunities for dairy products from dam rearing systems' - summary of the similarly titled report. Rep. 2013-028 LbD. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 40 p.
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De moederloze veestapel
Verwer, C. and M.W.P. Bestman. 2012. A motherless herd. (In Dutch.). Rep. 2012-004 LbD. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 42 p.
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Antibioticaresistentie in de biologische varkenshouderij
Vijver, L.P.L. van de, C. Verwer, N. Bondt and D.J. Mevius. 2012. Antibiotic resistance in Dutch organic pig farming: is MRSA also present within organic pigs and within pig farmers? (In Dutch, with English abstract.). Rep. 2012-019 GV. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 35 p.
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Maatregelen t.b.v. een betere groei van opfokhennen
Wagenaar, J. and C. Verwer. 2012. Measures for the purpose of a better growth of laying hens. (In Dutch.). Rep. 2012-039 LbD. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen.
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Biologisch Ondernemen Legpluimvee
Wagenaar, J., L. Janmaat, M.W.P. Bestman, F. Leenstra, M. van Krimpen, C. Verwer, M. Groot, T. van Asseldonk and R. Paardekooper. 2012. Organic business: poultry. (In Dutch.). Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 28 p.
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Sturen in melkproductie en melksamenstelling: Verkennende studie naar de effecten van Clinoptiloliet
Verwer, C. and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2011. Managing milk yield and milk composition: Investigating the effect of Clinoptilolite. (In Dutch, with English abstract.). Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 29 p.
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De Familiekudde - een oplossing voor een natuurlijke en duurzame melkveehouderij
Dixhoorn, I. van, G. Smolders, C. Verwer and J. Cornelissen. 2010. The Family Herd: a solution for a natural and sustainable dairy farming. (In Dutch.). 12 p.
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Familiekudde State of the Art
Dixhoorn, I. van, A. Evers, A. Janssen, G. Smolders, S. Spoelstra, J. Wagenaar and C. Verwer. 2010. Familiekudde State of the Art. Rep. BioKennis Rapport 268. BioKennis. 63 p.
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Familiekudde: Melkveehouderijontwerpen vanuit de behoeften van de koe en de maatschappij
Dixhoorn, I. van, A. Janssen, Z. van de Vegte and C. Verwer. 2009. Familiekudde: Melkveehouderijontwerpen vanuit de behoeften van de koe en de maatschappij.
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Specialist journal articles, newsletters, etc


Leverbotbestrijding: risico’s & kansen
Verwer, C., J. Verkaik and F. Neijenhuis. 2017. Liver fluke prevention: risks and opportunities - instrument for farm risk factor analysis. (In Dutch.). Ekoland. juni, p. 24-25.
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Resultaten onderzoek bio ook interessant voor gangbaar
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer and J. Heerkens. 2016. Results of organic poultry study also relevant for conventional poultry systems. (In Dutch.). Pluimveehouderij. 46:22-24.
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Klimaatrichtlijnen op basis welzijnsonderzoek
Vicca, J., W. Govaerts and C. Verwer. 2016. Indoor climate guidelines for dairy goat farms: Animal welfare study shows that light intensity could be improved. (In Dutch.). V-focus. April:40-41.
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Alle presentaties van de netwerkbijeenkomst Reststromen in de akkerbouw: kans of risico?
Verwer, C., H. van Kasteren, J. Gielen, J. Postma, L. Janmaat, L. Vermaas and W. Verstraete. 2015. Presentations of the meeting "Using residues in arable farming: opportunity or risk?". (In Dutch, with English abstract.).
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Diergezondheid en welzijn van biologische leghennen. Aanbevelingen naar aanleiding van Europees onderzoek Healthy Hens.
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, C. Brenninkmeyer, U. Knierim, J.T. Soerensen, L. Hinrichsen, A. Willett, K. Niebuhr, F. Smajlhodzic, P. Errari, V. Ferrante, S. Gunnarsson, F. Tuyttens and J. Heerkens. 2015. Promoting health and welfare in organic laying hens. Recommendations based on the European research project HealthyHens. (In Dutch.). Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 9 p.
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Promoting good health and welfare in organic laying hens
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, C. Brenninkmeyer, U. Knierim, J.T. Soerensen, L. Hinrichsen, A. Willett, K. Niebuhr, F. Smajlhodzic, P. Errari, V. Ferrante, S. Gunnarsson, F. Tuyttens and J. Heerkens. 2015. Promoting good health and welfare in organic laying hens: Recommendations to ensure hen health and welfare in organic husbandry. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 9 p.
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Leverbot in kaart gebracht
Verkaik, J. and C. Verwer. 2015. Liver fluke disease: prevalence in the Netherlands. (In Dutch.). V-Focus. Juni 2015, p. 27-29.
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Algen in kippenvoer
Bestman, M.W.P. and C. Verwer. 2014. Algae in chicken feed. (In Dutch.). Pluimveehouderij. 28 februari 2014, p. 24-25.
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Antibiotica in grond en water: Via plant weer in mens en dier
Verwer, C., G. Smolders, L.P.L. van de Vijver, N.J.M. van Eekeren, A.J.T.M. Hospers-Brands and A. van der Marel. 2013. Antibiotics in soil and water: via plants back to humans and animals. (In Dutch.). V-focus. Februari 2013, p. 34-35.
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Verwer, C., G. Smolders, L.P.L. van de Vijver, N.J.M. van Eekeren, A.J.T.M. Hospers-Brands and A. van der Marel. 2013. Antibiotica in grond en water: Via plant weer in mens en dier. Veehouder en Veearts. 27(1):12.
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Helminth parasite control in organic dairy goats
Verwer, C. and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2013. Helminth parasite control in organic dairy goats. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 1 p.
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Gelijkspel
Bestman, M.W.P., C. Verwer, F. Leenstra, T. van Niekerk and B. Reuvekamp. 2013. Feather pecking damage the same in organic and free range hens. (In Dutch.). Pluimveehouderij. 16 augustus, p. 29.
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The ideal hen for organic and free range systems
Maurer, V., Z. Amsler-Kepalaite, E. Zeltner, F. Leenstra, T. van Niekerk, B. Reuvekamp, M.W.P. Bestman, C. Verwer, F. van Sambeek and F. Galea. 2013. The ideal hen for organic and free range systems. In: Annual meeting of the Swiss Association for Animal Production. IAG Posieux.
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Geiten: Klim- en schuurmogelijkheden in de wei en in de stal
Verwer, C. 2011. Environmental enrichment for dairy goats: Climbing and grooming devices. (In Dutch.). p. 29-32. In M.B.M. Bracke et al. (ed.) Verbeteren welzijnsprestaties in de biologische veehouderij: Korte termijn prioriteiten en aanzet tot lange termijn visie. Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Lelystad.
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Standardization and the 3Rconcept in animal testing -  'Effects and benefits of refinement in two test protocols'
Verwer, C. 2011. Standardization and the 3Rconcept in animal testing - 'Effects and benefits of refinement in two test protocols'. PhD Diss. Utrecht University, Utrecht. 188 p.
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Aanbieden van ruwvoer: effect op dier en gezondheid bij opfok- en leghennen (Presentatie)
Verwer, C. and J. Wagenaar. 2011. Providing roughage: effects on poultry health (Presentation). (In Dutch.).
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Biokennisbericht #24: Zuivel en Rundveevlees
Verwer, C. and J. Wagenaar. 2011. Bioknowledge message #24: Dairy and Beef. Theme: Prolonged suckling systems. (In Dutch.). Biokennis.
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Verwer, C., J. Wagenaar and T. Veldkamp. 2011. Start feeding fibres during the rearing period of layerhens. (In Dutch.). Pluimveehouderij. 14-10-2011, p. 32-33.
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Biokennisbericht #9: Geiten en schapen
Verwer, C. and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2011. Bioknowledge message #9: Goats and sheep; Theme: Scenery enrichment for goats. (In Dutch.). Biokennis.
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Verwer, C. 2009. Ruwvoer in dagrantsoen biologisch pluimvee.
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Verwer, C. 2009. Ruwvoer in de biologische pluimveehouderij. Nieuwsbrief Biologische Pluimvee Vereniging. april 2009, p. 2-3.
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Verwer, C. and J. Wagenaar. 2009. Ruwvoer in de biologische pluimveehouderij. BioKennisbericht Pluimveevlees & eieren.
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