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News 14 - 27 July 2023

Animals in research & teaching


Podcasts & presentations


  • Joseph, J., Charalambous, R., Pahuja, H., Fox, D., Jeon, J., Ko, N. Y., ... & Narayan, E. (2023). ‘Impacts of climate change on animal welfare’, CABI Reviews. CABI International. doi: 10.1079/cabireviews.2023.0020.
  • Bukhari, S. S. U. H., McElligott, A., Rosanowski, S., & Parkes, R. (2023). OWNER BELIEF IN SENTIENCE LEADS TO BETTER DONKEY WELFARE IN A VERY CHALLENGING WORKING ENVIRONMENTS. In UFAW Online Animal Welfare Conference 2023: Scientific Programme Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. 
  • Angela M. Lacinak (2023) Animals’ Relationships with Caregivers and Conspecifics are Associated with Zoo Visitors’ Perceptions of Animals’ Emotions and Welfare States, Anthrozoös, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2023.2232659
  • Vaz, R. Z., Silva, H. R., Ghedini, C. P., Lucas, J. D., Dutra, M. M. M., Vaz, F. N., Reis, N. P., & Restle, J.. (2023). Effects of animal type, handling, and transportation conditions on beef cattle temperament pre-slaughter. Arquivo Brasileiro De Medicina Veterinária E Zootecnia, 75(4), 735–743. 
  • Christian Rutz et al. ,Using machine learning to decode animal communication. Science 381, 152-155 (2023). DOI:10.1126/science.adg7314
  • Khalfi, B., Lopes Carvalho, C., Soster de Carvalho, P., Khan, I., Martos Martinez-Caja, A., Hartmann, F., Van Kerrebroeck, B., Antonissen, G., & Tuyttens, F. (2023). Innovative multifunctional platforms for broiler chickens: effects on litter quality and animal welfare. In M. Lichovnikova, & P. Trefil (Eds.), Proceedings of the XI European Symposium on Poultry Welfare 2023 (pp. 44). GUARANT.
  • Henning, J. S. L., Costa, A. G., & Fernandez, E. J. (2023). Shifting attitudes on animal ‘ownership’: Ethical implications for welfare research and practice terminology. Research Ethics, 0(0).
  • Tuyttens, F., Lawrence, A., & Mullan, S. (2023). A framework for a comprehensive poultry welfare label: scientific, logistic and ethical challenges. 32-35. Paper presented at XI European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Pragua, Czech Republic.

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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