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Researchers awarded for contributions to ruminant welfare
The 2022 Ruminant Well-being Awards, sponsored by the World Association for Buiatrics and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, were granted to Dr. Antoni Dalmau (Achievement Award) and Dr. Louise Kremer (Research Award) in recognition of their efforts to improve ruminant welfare.
Assessing pain now and then
Initial studies on animal pain tried to find objective pain markers, such as cortisol and heart rate. We’ve come a long way since then and learned about behaviors and how they are more sensitive to qualify pain. What will the measures be that will dominate the future research on pain in cattle?
A talk with… Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson is an Innovation consultant at Innovia Technology, UK, with a background in veterinary medicine
The scientific assessment of pain and suffering in animals
The more we can identify pain in animals, the more important becomes the question how it influences the quality of life.
When does pain cause suffering and how does that relate to other sources of suffering in an animal’s life?
Lying behaviour after C-section: what is the cow trying to tell us?
Dystocia is painful in cows. This is a welfare concern for the animals, but also for consumers who increasingly demand a “humane production” of food.