Current Research Findings

Tail handling reduces the value of reward in laboratory mice

    Researchers at Newcastle University have found that picking up laboratory mice by the tail makes... >>

A standardised equine-based welfare assessment

  Most equine welfare research focuses on horses used for leisure and sporting purposes in developed... >>

How does man’s best friend respond to pain?

    Previous research suggested that personality in horses might relate the expression of pain, in a... >>

Poker Face: Do we really know how well horses are coping with daily life?

  Horses are known to show different strategies to avoid tasks and procedures they don’t want... >>

Positive reinforcement training of group-housed rhesus macaques

    This paper details a protocol for the positive reinforcement training (PRT) of rhesus macaques (Macaca... >>

Rabbit relinquishment through online classified advertisements in the United Kingdom

    The rehoming of companion animals is a welfare concern. We were interested in finding out... >>

Farmers’ attitudes to sanctions and rewards as motivators to reduce lameness in sheep

Lameness in sheep is endemic across the UK; it is painful, and a significant welfare... >>

Farmer perspectives on welfare outcome assessment

    Recently, several farm assurance schemes in the United Kingdom have been adopting innovative approaches, such... >>

Here’s looking at ewe: New study shows how sheep can determine each other’s facial expressions

People’s inability to tell the difference between a happy sheep and an unhappy sheep is... >>