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Reader in Animal Behaviour and WelfareAnimal Behaviour & WelfareAnimal & Veterinary Sciences
As a behavioural scientist, I study behaviour as a way of measuring Animal Welfare, and to understand and solve welfare problems which involve behaviour in captive animals, particularly farmed livestock.My research interests include:1) Behavioural problems in pig groups: particularly
2) The problem of hunger in feed-restricted broiler breeders and dry (lactating) sows. These animals have high growth potential but must be rationed to be healthy adults. Can we find diets which restrict energy to ensure good health without chronic hunger?3) The use of technology to improve management and welfare by monitoring behaviour on-farm. Developing machine-vision approaches based on video technology to automate behaviour recording.
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Reader in Animal Behaviour & Welfare
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