LASA – LARN Meeting on Laboratory Swine

Date: 18/05/2021








6th Meeting of the Large Animal Research Network (LARN)


Session 2 – How to engage with laboratory swine and learn more about their emotional state

Tuesday 18th May 2-4pm

This session includes talks from Marianne Farish (SRUC) a senior technician with over 20 years experience with pigs and Dr Emma Baxter (SRUC) an animal welfare and behaviour scientist specialising in pig welfare. 

14:00 – A senior technician’s experience with pigs engaged in research: Husbandry, training, habituation, enrichment, 3Rs and welfare
Marianne Farish, SRUC

14:35 – Can PLF technology identify indicators of pig emotional state?
Dr Emma Baxter, SRUC

15:30 – Questions and close.


This session is free for LASA members and £15 for non-members. 


Further sessions are being held on poultry in biomedical research (11th May) and sheep models and learning more about influenza in pigs (25th May). 

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