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News 28 July - 10 August 2023

Animals in research & teaching


Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild
Podcasts & presentations


  • Yasmin A, J Ahmad. Animal Welfare in Pakistan: Educating All Age Groups on Animal Suffering. Biological Times, 2(7): 17-18.
  • Browning, H., & Veit, W. (2023). Studying Animal Feelings: Integrating Sentience Research and Welfare Science. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 30(7-8), 196-222.DOI:
  • Kamila Líbano de Souza, Karine Cristine Almeida, Danielle Louisy Bahia dos Santos, Fernanda Pinto-Ferreira, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, Letícia Santos Balbino, Lucas Ferreira da Costa Furlan, Marina Szychta, Marcela Calciolari Branquinho & Margarete Kimie Falbo (2023) Health evaluation of street dogs in Guarapuava, Brazil, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2023.2243218
  • Park, J.-H., & Han, M.-H. (2023). Enhancing Livestock Management with IoT-based Wireless Sensor Networks: A Comprehensive Approach for Health Monitoring, Location Tracking, Behavior Analysis, and Environmental Optimization. Journal of Sustainable Urban Futures, 13(6), 34–46. Retrieved from
  • Powell, L., Watson, B., & Serpell, J. (2023). Understanding feline feelings: An investigation of cat owners’ perceptions of problematic cat behaviors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 106025. DOI:
  • Kim, J.H.; Poulose, A.; Colaco, S.J.; Neethirajan, S.; Han, D.S. Enhancing Animal Welfare with Interaction Recognition: A Deep Dive into Pig Interaction Using Xception Architecture and SSPD-PIR Method. Agriculture 2023, 13, 1522.
  • Lina Göransson, Siobhan Abeyesinghe, Jenny Yngvesson & Stefan Gunnarsson (2023) How are they really doing? Animal welfare on organic laying hen farms in terms of health and behaviour, British Poultry Science, DOI: 10.1080/00071668.2023.2241829
  • Kaskous, S.; Pfaffl, M.W. Milking Machine Settings and Liner Design Are Important to Improve Milking Efficiency and Lactating Animal Welfare—Technical Note. AgriEngineering 2023, 5, 1314–1326.
  • Leone, F., & Ferrante, V. (2023). Effects of prebiotics and precision biotics on performance, animal welfare and environmental impact. A review. Science of The Total Environment, 165951.
  • Hemsworth, P. H., Tilbrook, A. J., Galea, R. Y., Lucas, M. E., Chidgey, K. L., & Hemsworth, L. M. Review of the influence of farrowing and lactation housing and positive human contact on sow and piglet welfare. Frontiers in Animal Science, 4, 1230830. doi: 10.3389/fanim.2023.1230830
  • Schultheiß, Ute, Rita Zapf, Jan Brinkmann, Kornel Cimer, Solveig March, Lars Schrader, Antje Schubbert et al. "Tools for on-farm self-assessment of animal welfare." LANDTECHNIK 78, no. 3 (2023): 114-123. DOI:10.15150/lt.2023.3293
  • Hempel, C., Waldrop, M., & Roosen, J. (2023). Consumers’ perceptions of animal husbandry practices and their heterogeneous needs for information – insights from a cross-country cluster analysis. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (published online ahead of print 2023).
  • Rose, P. Identifying Essential Elements of Good Giraffe Welfare—Can We Use Knowledge of a Species’ Fundamental Needs to Develop Welfare-Focussed Husbandry? J. Zool. Bot. Gard. 2023, 4, 549–566.
  • Poulopoulou, I., Zanon, T., Alrhmoun, M., Katzenberger, K., Holighaus, L., & Gauly, M. (2023). Development of a benchmarking tool to assess the welfare of dairy cattle on small-scale farms. Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Gottselig, V., Wuppermann, A., & Herrmann, C. (2023). Effects of green nudges on consumer valuation of sustainable food: A discrete choice experiment. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 32(2), 233-240.

Conferences, Seminars & Events

  • International Society for Applied Ethology, Congress. 1st – 5th August, 2023, Tallinn, Estonia (ISAE)
  • 2023 ANZCCART Conference, 10 August 2023 3pm, Adelaide, SA (Details)
  • Behaviour 2023.14th – 20th August 2023, Univ Bielefeld, Germany. (Behaviour2023)
  • ANZLAA 2023 Conference, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, VIC, Australia, 28 – 31 August 2023. (Details)
  • Piglet Health & Nutrition 2023. 21 – 22 September 2023, Crowne Plaza Copenhagen, Denmark. (Details)
  • The 3rd Conservation through sustainable use of wildlife conference. 26 – 28 September 2023, Brisbane, Australia. (Details)
  • Animal Welfare At Slaughter and Killing – Hot Topics 2023 by Human Slaughter Association. 18 October 2023 0830 BST, The Arden Hotel Solihull, UK. (Details)
  • RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2024. Working title: Through their eyes: Strengthening our relationship with animals. Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024, Online. (Details)
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