WELCOME TO THE NETWORK
Welcome to the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) website. The Network is co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).
It aims to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related areas, and stakeholders with interests in animal welfare, to identify important research topics, increase collaboration, and support and encourage research activities.
Current Research Findings
Specific broiler chicken behaviour is associated with later welfare outcomes and should be incorporated into welfare assessment
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Events and Workshops
Latest from our Blog
SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AWRN DATE: 15/07/2021 ONLINE THURSDAY 15TH AND FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021 – ONLINE Due to Covid restrictions the meeting took place using Zoom, enabling more delegates than ever to join in with the meeting. Session 1 – Welcome and New Developments in ...Read more >
How Happy are Equine Athletes? Assessing Equine Quality of Life in Equestrian Sporting Disciplines Online workshop - 30th March 2021 The aim of this workshop was to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration between representatives of the equestrian sporting disciplines and ...Read more >
Dr Grace Carroll1 and Dr Mary Baxter2 1 Animal Behaviour Centre, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, David Keir Building, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast BT95BN. 2 Institute for Global Food Security, Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queens University Belfast, Malone Road, Belfast ...Read more >