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Ontario Veterinary College's Blog – May 2015 Archive (2)

Symposium speaker outlines best practices for handling dairy cattle

It’s easy to recognize play behaviour in calves when you see it, says Dr. Jeff Rushen, they run and jump.  Exploring these positive emotions can be useful tools to assess animal welfare.

In two presentations at the recent Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) annual Research Symposium at the University of Guelph, Rushen outlined what science has taught about best practices for handling dairy cattle and about exploring positive emotions in animals by…

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Symposium includes livestream of dairy keynote speaker

This year’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) 8th annual Research Symposium will include poultry and companion animal sessions, as well as a dairy focus with keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Rushen.

Rushen will outline what science has taught us about the best practices for handling dairy cattle, and about exploring positive emotions in animals by studying play in young calves and how that may be useful in the assessment of animal welfare.

He has worked on many…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 11, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

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