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Xavier Manteca

Xavier Manteca Vilanova received his BVSc and PhD degrees from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh. Currently, he is full professor of animal behaviour and animal welfare at the School of Veterinary Science in Barcelona. His main area of interest is the welfare of farm animals, mainly ruminants, poultry and pigs. He also works on zoo and companion animal welfare. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been member of several working groups on farm animal welfare of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He collaborates with FAO and the World Veterinary Association. Xavier is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine.