animal behaviour and welfare

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Hope for dogs with separation related problems

New research being undertaken by staff at the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, hopes to simplify treatment for dogs with separation related problems. Does your dog get distressed when left alone? If so, the Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare group from the School of Life Sciences, University...

What’s in an oink?

Did you know that the grunts made by pigs vary depending on the pig’s personality and can show important information about the welfare of this highly social species? Animal behaviour and welfare scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK and Queens University Belfast devised an experiment to investigate the relationship between personality...

Volunteers for studies to help rescue centres rehome dogs

A researcher at the University of Lincoln, UK, is conducting two studies looking to gain a deeper understanding of the factors behind dog surrender. Karen Griffin, PhD student in the School of Life Sciences, is looking for volunteers to complete two different surveys examining the factors that lead to...

How to keep dogs healthy and happy when they cannot exercise

Animal behaviour experts have released a new book providing help and guidance for dog owners whose pets cannot exercise due to illness or surgery. ‘No walks? No worries! – Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise’, by Sian Ryan, from Developing Dogs, and Helen Zulch, from the University of...

Science festival attracts prominent academics

Leading researchers in cancer treatment, retinal disease and the health benefits provided by companion animals will be speaking at a science, arts and heritage festival celebrating the area’s close connection with Sir Isaac Newton. The Gravity Fields Festival, which takes place in Grantham, Lincolnshire, from 24-28th September 2014, pays...