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Bo Algers is professor in animal hygiene at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry. Born 1950 in Stockholm he got his DVM in the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine in Stockholm 1974, a PhD (VMD) in 1989 at the SLU in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (thesis title "Vocal and tactile communication during suckling in pigs and effects of continuous noise") and was awarded a docent title in 1990. Algers was head of the Department for Animal Environment and Health during 1993-2002 and is now leading its Section for Animal Hygiene. Algers has conducted research and teaching within the field animal environment - animal health and welfare and is currently involved in several interdisciplinary research projects such as the Food21 project. Algers is a member of the Council for Animal Welfare at the Swedish Board of Agriculture and has served as expert in the Swedish delegation at the Council of Europe Standing Committee for Animal Welfare. Further, he has served in several expert groups of the E.A.E.V.E. for the scrutiny of veterinary faculties. He is a member of the International Society for Animal Hygiene executive board.



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