Marianne Farish

Senior Research Technician and Experimental Manager
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research interests 

  • Free choice profiling and qualitative behaviour assessment techniques for welfare assessment.
  • Long distance transport of pigs.
  • Effect of journey length on the health, welfare and carcass quality of pigs.
  • Pre-natal stress in pigs, sheep and goats.
  • Piglet survival and the development of the PigSAFE farrowing system and the welfare of piglets and sows in free farrowing environments.
  • Genetics of aggression in pigs; the welfare implications of mixing, early life experience and socialisation techniques
  • Sub Acute Rumen Acidosis (SARA) in beef cattle
  • Assessing pain at parturition in pigs
  • Assessing locomotion and vocalisation behaviour of turkeys in commercial flocks.
  • Thermal imaging and analysis for veterinary diagnostics and thermographic techniques in all aspects of behaviour and welfare research

Selected research projects

  • Assessment strategies during aggressive encounters in pigs

Marianne Farish

Address: Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Roslin, Penicuik, EH25 9RG

Telephone: 07789553801

E-mail: marianne.farish@sruc.ac.uk