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News 24 March - 6 April 2023

Pets & companion animals


  • Vigors, Belinda, Francoise Wemelsfelder, and Alistair B. Lawrence. "What symbolises a “good farmer” when it comes to farm animal welfare?." Journal of Rural Studies 98 (2023): 159-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.01.009
  • EFSA AHAW Panel (EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Animal Welfare), Nielsen SS, Alvarez J, Bicout DJ, Calistri P, Canali E, Drewe JA, Garin-Bastuji B, Gonzales Rojas JL, Schmidt CG, Herskin M, Michel V, Miranda Chueca MA, Padalino B, Pasquali P, Roberts HC, Spoolder H, Stahl K, Velarde A, Viltrop A, Jensen MB, Waiblinger S, Candiani D, Lima E, Mosbach-Schulz O, Van der Stede Y, Vitali M and Winckler C, 2023. Scientific Opinion on the welfare of calves. EFSA Journal 2023;21 (3):7896, 197 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.7896
  • Griffiths, Z., & Sebo, J. (2023). How Should We Improve How Medical and Veterinary Students Learn About Human and Nonhuman Animals?. AMA Journal of Ethics, 25(4), 272-277. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2023.272.
  • Lanzoni, L., Whatford, L., Atzori, A., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., & Vignola, G. (2023). The challenge to integrate Animal Welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment. animal, 100794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2023.100794
  • Baayen, Robert P., Willy HM Baltussen, Alfons CG Beldman, Michiel van Galen, Roel Jongeneel, Katja Logatcheva, Hanna Schebesta, and Raymond Schrijver. "Sustainability agreements in agriculture: Horizontal and vertical agreements in agriculture for the benefit of nature, the environment, the climate, animal welfare and the earning capacity of farmers." (2023). https://doi.org/10.18174/590740
  • Bozzo G, Dimuccio MM. Implementation of Animal Welfare: Pros and Cons. Agriculture. 2023; 13(4):748. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13040748
  • Yin, Zixuan, Yaqin Zhao, Zhihao Xu, and Qiuping Yu. "Automatically detecting stereotyped behaviors from surveillance videos of zoos and animal reserves for captive animal welfare." (2023). https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2722809/v1
  • Silva FG, Conceição C, Pereira AMF, Cerqueira JL, Silva SR. Literature Review on Technological Applications to Monitor and Evaluate Calves’ Health and Welfare. Animals. 2023; 13(7):1148. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13071148
  • Frías R. Let’s do it right: Eight steps to competence in laboratory animal science in the European Union. Laboratory Animals. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/00236772231157455
  • Schillings, J., R. Bennett, and D. C. Rose. "Perceptions of farming stakeholders towards automating dairy cattle mobility and body condition scoring in farm assurance schemes." animal (2023): 100786. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2023.100786

Conferences, Seminars & Events


  • Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series “Reproducibility of research in animal welfare”, 13 April 2023 5pm EDT (Dairy Cattle Welfare Council)
  • Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Animal Law, submission deadline March 15 2023, 25 – 26 May 2023 (University of Kent)
  • AWP25 Webinars “Achieving Change in Research” 6th April  2023 12 pm PDT (Commences 5.00am AEDT 7th April 2023) (UBC)
  • 2023 Animal Welfare Symposium & Workshop – Sustainable Welfare Driving Research by Deakin University, sponsored by Techniplast Australia. 30 – 31 May 2023 (Details TBA)
  • International Society for Anthrozoology 2023 Conference, June 15th – 18th, Edinburgh, UK (Details TBA)
  • UFAW Animal Welfare Conference, 20th – 21st June 2023 – Online (Details TBA)
  • International Society for Applied Ethology, Congress. 1st – 5th August, 2023, Tallinn, Estonia (ISAE)
  • Behaviour 2023.14th – 20th August 2023, Univ Bielefeld, Germany. (Behaviour2023)
  • The 3rd Conservation through sustainable use of wildlife conference. 26 – 28 September 2023, Brisbane, Australia. (Details)
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