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  • AWSC Dairy welfare seminar - featuring Dan Weary UBC

    AWSC Dairy welfare seminar - featuring Dan Weary UBC

    September
    Dairy cow and calf welfare - view and download the presentations HERE
     
    Dan Weary, University of British Columbia
    Cow comfort and lameness 
    Farm size and animal welfare
    Understanding public views
     
    Andrew Fisher, AWSC, The University of Melbourne
    Dairy cow welfare in new farm feeding systems 
     
    Ellen Jongman, AWSC, The University of Melbourne
    Feeding and transport of bobby calves 

     

  • Scientific seminar - Isabelle Veissier

    Scientific seminar - Isabelle Veissier

    Isabelle Veissier, INRA

    Animal Welfare - Towards Transcdisciplinarity

    Research at INRA

    pdf and video presentations can be found HERE

     

     

     

  • Optimise animal welfare and visitor experience - ARC Linkage Project to commence 2014

    Optimise animal welfare and visitor experience - ARC Linkage Project to commence 2014

    Hemsworth, Prof Paul H; Coleman, Prof Grahame J; Rassool, Dr Roger P; Fanson, Dr Kerry V; Hosey, A/Prof Geoffrey R; Butler, Mr Kym L; Magrath, Dr Michael; Melfi, Dr Victoria A; Husher, Dr Kira; Peake, Dr David J

    Industry Partners: - Zoos Victoria, Taronga Conservation Society, Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Detect Australia

    Project Summary

    Extensive research on human-animal relationships in agricultural and domestic settings shows that human-animal interaction affects animal behaviour and welfare, which in turn affect human attitudes to animals. As conservation and welfare organisations, zoos aim to provide visitors with opportunities to closely interact with animals to improve visitor experience and conservation outcomes, whilst maintaining good animal welfare. Some visitor interactions may be stressful for some animals creating conflict between animal welfare and visitor experience. By determining visitor effects, this project aims to provide zoos with practical animal management and educational strategies to optimise both animal welfare and visitor experience.

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