Veterinary Public Health Institute, Animal Welfare Division


Abdulsatar Abdel Rahman

Technical and Research Assistant

+41 31 684 57 54
Postal Address
Center for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits (ZTHZ)
Animal Welfare Division
Veterinary Public Health Institute
University of Bern
Burgerweg 22
3052 Zollikofen

Current Research


  • Perching behavior of broiler breeders
  • Etiology of toe-pecking in laying hens

I obtained my BSc. in agriculture at the University of Damascus, Syria, specializing in poultry. After taking courses at the ETH Zurich (Agrarwissenschaften) I joined the group at the Center for Proper Housing of Poultry and Rabbits where I have participated in various research projects on laying hens, broilers, broiler breeders, and rabbits. My current project is about prevalence and causes of the damaging behavior ‘toe-pecking’ in laying hens.