Project Supervisors

Mike Toscano

Dr. Mike Toscano is Group Leader of Centre for Proper Housing of Poultry and Rabbits (ZTHZ). The ZTHZ, a collaboration between Abteilung Tierschutz (Universität Bern) and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office, is housed at the Aviforum in Zollikofen where it has access to multiple barns intended for basic and applied research. Current research projects focus on individual behavioural responses within large groups, causes and solutions for keel bone damage, and piling behaviour.

Mike has responsibility for leading Work Package 7and is a supervisor for Project 9: Effects of on-farm hatching on behavioural development and stress responsivity in laying hensProject 10: Developing housing to improve the transition between the rearing and laying periods and Project 12: Individual variation in tier use in commercial tiered aviaries.