The Animal Behaviour and Welfare team conducts research with the aim of providing welfare solutions that are based on the animals’ experience, relevant to public concerns, cost-effective, practical and sustainable. Our main research themes are developing welfare solutions (e.g. housing, management, genetic, understanding behavioural development) and the development of scientifically valid, practical and reliable methods of welfare assessment.
The team has close links with academic and industrial collaborators and can access a range of farm systems operated by SRUC which are equipped for behavioural and welfare studies, including a purpose built pig unit.
Current areas of interest include:
Mothers Matter: A new SRUC campaign launched by our animal welfare experts on prenatal animal care.
Team Leader - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9337
Fax: 0131 535 3121