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News 24 February - 9 March 2023

  • Martin Parlasca, Isabel Knößlsdorfer, Gezahegn Alemayehu, Rebecca Doyle, How and why animal welfare concerns evolve in developing countries, Animal Frontiers, Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2023, Pages 26–33,
  • Lecorps B, Woodroffe RE,von Keyserlingk MAG, Weary DM. 2023 Hunger affects cognitive performance of dairy calves. Biol. Lett.19: 20220475.
  • Tahamtani, F. M., Kittelsen, K., & Vasdal, G. (2022). Fearfulness in aviary housed laying hens–effects of management and potential confounding effects of the Novel Object test. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105794.
  • Adam, S. Y., Fedail, J. S., Musa, H. H., Musa, T. H., & Ahmed, A. A. (2023). Working horses welfare assessment and their owners perceive in middle and north Darfur states Sudan. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105834.
  • Herskin, Kernberger-Fischer, & Gerritzen. (2023). Review on transport of sows (1.0). Zenodo.
  • Hunt ABG, Flint HE, Logan DW and King T (2023) A single dose of cannabidiol (CBD) positively influences measures of stress in dogs during separation and car travel. Front. Vet. Sci. 10:1112604. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.111260
  • Franchi, G. A., Larsen, M. L., Kristoffersen, I. H., Winters, J. F., Pedersen, L. J., & Jensen, M. B. (2023). Play behaviour positively relates to weight gain, feeding behaviour and drinking behaviour in weaner pigs (Sus scrofa). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 259.
  • Mellor EL, Mason GJ. 2023Feeding, mating and animal wellbeing: newinsights from phylogenetic comparative methods.Proc.  R.  Soc.  B290: 20222571.
  • Taylor, P., Schrobback, P., Verdon, M., & Lee, C. (2023). An effective environmental enrichment framework for the continual improvement of production animal welfare – ERRATUM. Animal Welfare, 32, E25. doi:10.1017/awf.2023.23
  • World Federation for Animals (WFA), "Unveiling the Nexus: The interdependence of animal welfare, environment & sustainable development" (2023). Nexus – UNEP – Animal Welfare, Environment, Sustainable Development. 2.
  • Pedrazzani, A.S.; Cozer, N.; Quintiliano, M.H.; Tavares, C.P.d.S.; da Silva, U.d.A.T.; Ostrensky, A. Non-Invasive Methods for Assessing the Welfare of Farmed White-Leg Shrimp (Penaeus vannamei). Animals 2023, 13, 807.
  • Poochipakorn C, Joongpan W, Tongsangiam P, Phooseerit A, Leelahapongsathon K and Chanda M (2023). The impact of strategic ventilation adjustments on stress responses in horses housed full-time in a vector-protected barn during the African horse sickness outbreak in Thailand. Animal Welfare, 32, e19, 1–9
  • Niu, K.; An, Z.; Yao, Z.; Chen, C.; Yang, L.; Xiong, J. Effects of Different Bedding Materials on Production Performance, Lying Behavior and Welfare of Dairy Buffaloes. Animals 2023, 13, 842.
  • Rae F, Nicol C and Simmonds MP (2023). Expert assessment of the impact of ship-strikes on cetacean welfare using the Welfare Assessment Tool for Wild Cetaceans. Animal Welfare, 32, e18, 1–11

Conferences, Seminars & Events

  • RSPCA Victoria – Animal Management Training Program, 24th March 2023 on-site (Details)
  • European Food Safety Authority – Public event on Scientific opinions | Broilers & Laying hens, 28th March 2023, 14.30 – 17.00 (CEST) Online (Details)
  • AWP25 Webinars “Achieving Change in Research” 6th April  2023 12 pm PDT (Commences 5.00am AEDT 7th April 2023) (UBC)
  • Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Animal Law, submission deadline March 15 2023, 25 – 26 May 2023 (University of Kent)
  • 2023 Animal Welfare Symposium & Workshop – Sustainable Welfare Driving Research by Deakin University, sponsored by Techniplast Australia. 30 – 31 May 2023 (Details)
  • International Society for Anthrozoology 2023 Conference, June 15th – 18th, Edinburgh, UK (Details TBA)
  • UFAW Animal Welfare Conference, 20th – 21st June 2023 – Online (Details)
  • International Society for Applied Ethology, Congress. 1st – 5th August, 2023, Tallinn, Estonia (ISAE)
  • 2023 ANZCCART Conference, 10 August 2023 3pm, Adelaide, SA (Details TBA)
  • 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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