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Automated prediction of health and welfare in captive fish using behaviour from video

This project aims to develop a new approach to assessing and predicting poor health and welfare n captive fish, with potential application in aquaculture, laboratories and aquariums to help inform management decisions. Read more
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Propensity to play as a measure of welfare in dairy cows

Supervisors. Dr Suzanne Held (primary supervisor), Dr Ben Lecorps. Dairy cattle are commonly subjected to stressors (e.g. dehorning, regrouping) as part of routine farm procedures. Read more

The effects of immersive exhibits on animal behaviour, welfare and visitor experience - Flagship CASE

Overview. Most modern zoos have four main goals built into their mission statements. conservation, education, scientific research, and entertainment, while maintaining the highest welfare standards possible for the animals in their care. Read more

The effect of stress on pollinator behaviour

Understanding the effects of stress on pollinators is an urgent and important issue. Animal welfare has developed a range of techniques to look at the effects of stress and poor welfare in vertebrates, but these have rarely been used in invertebrates. Read more

Impacts of larger litter size on robustness and resilience of pigs

Pigs exhibit the most severe naturally occurring intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) among livestock species where there is impaired growth and development of the embryo/foetus or its organs during pregnancy. Read more

Movement ecology of the Western European hedgehog: A case study in animal telemetry, from welfare to dispersal.

Fundamental questions in animal ecology can be understood by the study of movement ecology. Over the last 10-years, researchers at Nottingham Trent University have gathered a large amount of GPS based telemetry data from individual hedgehogs across the United Kingdom. Read more

Environmental tax policies for net zero strategy and social welfare

There is an increasing drive among the governments in many countries to decarbonise their economies. Environmental tax policies are the most prominent among the tools that have been commonly used to address various environmental issues, including the harmful effect of carbon energy sources. Read more

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