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Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 08:00pm : £30.00

Tom Rowland, MSc CCAB


A network perspective on animal behaviour and welfare

Tom is currently completing a PhD at the Animal Behaviour, Cognition & Welfare Group at the University of Lincoln. He will explore how cognitive, behavioural, and physiological measures are not necessarily 'indicators' of underlying unobservable states in animals. Rather, states emerge because cognitive, behavioural, and physiological components mutually interact and influence each other within a network system. This has many important implications for how we think about animal welfare and how we go about changing it. Tom will discuss how this novel network approach could be applied to clinical behaviour practice.

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Thursday 17th December 2020 at 08:00pm : £30.00

Elizabeth Waring BSc (Hons) MSc MSc (CAB)


Understanding the needs of domestic cats

The domestic cat is a highly adaptable species leading to its successful survival in a range of different environments and lifestyles. Contrary to popular belief, not every cat is suited to living as a ‘pet’ cat and therefore successful recognition of the different needs and lifestyles of cats is important for their individual welfare. Understanding how to assess the appropriate needs of each cat and then provide them is important for everyone working with cats, as well as for providing education to owners.

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Thursday 7th January 2021 at 07:30pm : £30.00

Dr. Sarah Penturn BSc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS, ECAWBM Resident in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine


The relationship between physical health and behaviour

Physical health and behavioural health are tightly intertwined, and best clinical outcomes for behaviour patients depend on cooperation between the veterinary surgeon and behaviourist. Using case examples, we will explore how pain and disease can be the underlying cause or a contributing factor for the development and/or maintenance of behaviour problems. And conversely, how behaviour problems, and associated stress, can contribute to or exacerbate many chronic diseases. This talk will also delve into the multidimensional nature of pain, exploring how pain is both a complex sensory and emotional experience, which can be difficult to recognise and treat. We will discuss ‘red flags’ for pain in behaviour histories, how to bring veterinary surgeons on board, as well as behaviour modification strategies to change learned associations.

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Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 07:30pm : £30.00

Prof. Dr. Jean-Loup Rault

Video mining through social media as a welfare assessment and clinical tool

This webinar will discuss the potential of using publicly-available (e.g. online) videos as a new data source for the purpose of animal behaviour, heath or welfare assessment. The potential for this approach will be illustrated by two case studies, one study that assessed stress indicators in horses, and another study that investigated the risk factors for feather pecking in parrots.

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