Former Members

By ABW Faculty:

Renee Bergeron
Trevor DeVries
Ian Duncan
Derek Haley
Alexandra Harlander

Georgia Mason
Lee Niel
Stephanie Torrey
Patricia Turner
Tina Widowski


Renee Bergeron

Carrie Woolley
MSc. September 2013, thesis title: "Attack intensity of pest flies and the behavioural responses of pastured dairy cows".

Santiago Palacio
MSc. Coursework, 2013, project title: "Use of portable shade structures by dairy cows at pasture during a Canadian summer".

Elise Shepley
MSc. Coursework, 2013, project title: "Efficacy of birdsfoot trefoil as preventative treatment for gastrointestinal nematodes in organic dairy heifers ".

Danielle Lombardi
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "Effects of tanniferous forages on feeding preferences and voluntary feed intake of organic dairy cows in relation to harvest time".

Nadine Ringgenberg
MSc. 2011, thesis title: "Impacts of social stress during gestation and environmental enrichment during lactation on the maternal behaviour of sows".

Alison Bow
MSc. Coursework, 2011, project title: "Preference or aversion to essential oil odours in dairy heifers".

 

Trevor DeVries

Meagan King
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Effect of timing of feed delivery on the behaviour and productivity of lactating dairy cows".

Emily Miller-Cushon
PhD. April 2014, thesis title: "Expression and development of feeding behaviour in dairy calves". Currently an Assistant Professor with University of Florida.

Mary (Alex) Watters
MSc. August 2013, thesis title: "Association between standing and lying behaviour and udder health in free-stall housed, lactating dairy cows". Currently a PhD student in Population Medicine, OVC.

Amy Sova
MSc. April 2013, thesis title: "Associations between herd-level feeding and housing management practices, ration characteristics and production of free-stall housed dairy cows". Currently with Grand Valley Fortifiers.

Kelly Hart
MSc. April 2013, thesis title: "Effect of frequency of milking and feed delivery on the behavioural patterns and productivity of lactating dairy cows". Currently with Shurgain Animal nutrition.

Lena Levison
MSc. February 2013, thesis title: "Pathogen identification and incidence rates of clinical mastitis on organic and canventional dairy farms". Currently employed by Animal Care Services at the University of Guelph.

Justine Deming
MSc. June 2012, thesis title: "Farm- and cow-level effects on the behavioural patterns of dairy cows milked with automatic systems". Currently an Assistant Professor at Morrisville State College.

Angela Greter
PhD. December 2012, thesis title: "Towards understanding feeding motivation and management factors affecting feeding behaviour in limit-fed dairy heifers". Currently program manager at Alberta Farm Animal Care.

Bianca Kitts
MSc. October 2010, thesis title: "Effect of limit feeding on the feeding behaviour and growth of dairy heifers". Currently Program and Policy Analyst at Egg Farmers of Canada.

 

Ian Duncan

Kimberly Sheppard
MSc. 2003, thesis title: "The effects of feeding motivation on the incidence of floor eggs and extraneously calcified eggs laid by broiler breeder hens".

Erin Tom
MSc. 2002, thesis title: "Acute effects of tail docking dairy cattle".

Jeffrey Rau
MSc. 2002, thesis title: "Behaviour and performance of early-weaned piglets: effects of trough-anchored blind teats and liquid food".

Stephanie Yue
MSc. 2001, thesis title: "Frustrated nesting behaviour: relation to extra-cuticular shell calcium and bone strength in white leghorn hens".

Lesley Moffat
MSc. 2001, thesis title: "An investigation into the importance of foraging behaviour to laying hens".

Suzanne Millman
PhD. 2000, thesis title: "An investigation into extreme aggressiveness of broiler breeder males".

Anne Malleau
MSc. 1998, thesis title: "Effects of a simulated brooding cycle on the behaviour and growth of broiler and layer chicks".

Erin Worobec
MSc. 1997, thesis title: "Early Weaning in swine: a behavioural assessment".

Derek Haley
MSc. November 1996, thesis title: "Sucking and butting behaviour of the domestic calf: Effects of milk flow rate".

Lynn Karrow
MSc. 1996, thesis title: "The effect of prolonged periods in the hatcher on growth rates, stress response and behaviour of turkey poults".

 

Derek Haley

Marianne Villettaz Robichaud
PhD. August, 2016, thesis title: "Prevalence and effects of management practices around calving on the health, behaviour, and productivity of Holstein dairy calves" (Co-advised with Dr. David Pearl).

Chrisitine Murray
PhD. February, 2014, thesis title: "Characteristics, Risk Factors and Management Programs for Vitality of Newborn Dairy Calves" (Co-advised with Dr. Todd Duffield).

Raymond Stortz
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Can you lead a cow to water, and can you make it drink? Effects of running water on drinking behavior in Bos taurus cattle rested during transport".

Tara Jones
MSc. August 2013, thesis title: "Measurement of temperament in beef cattle and its relationships to animal production characteristics".

Alexa Main
MSc. August 2013, thesis title: "The effects of a gel mat stall surface on the lying behavior of dairy cattle".

Hannah Flint
MSc. August 2013, thesis title: "Load characteristics and the behaviour of beef cattle unloaded for feed, water and rest during long distance transportation in Canada".

Jessica Zaffino
MSc. August 2012, thesis title: "An evaluation of hock, knee, and neck injuries on dairy cattle in Canada".

Michelle Lam
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "The effects of lidocaine and meloxicam on piglets during and post-castration".


Alexandra Harlander

Stephanie Leblanc
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Impact of production disease on the balancing skills of laying hens on perches".


Georgia Mason

Jeanette Kroshko
MSc. January 2015, thesis title: "MSc Population-level risk factors for stereotypic behaviour and infant mortality in captive carnivores".

Maria Diez-Leon
PhD. August 2014, thesis title: "Effects of environmental enrichment on stereotypic behaviour and reproduction in American mink Neovison vison".

Laura Harper
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "The effects of environmental enrichment on social behaviour and social learning in laboratory mice".

Misha Buob
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "Improving the housing of nursing mink dams to benefit their welfare".

Rebecca Meagher
PhD. December 2011, thesis title: "The welfare significance of inactivity in captive animals, using mink as a model".

Georgia's Oxford Group former members


Lee Niel

Mengxi Zhu
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Exploring Veterinary Staff-Animal Interactions and their Associations with Cat's Behaviours during Veterinary Appointments: Observations of Video Recorded Appointments in 19 Veterinary Clinics in Southern Ontario".

Nathaniel Amar
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Human emotional cues and their effect on canine judgment bias".

Megan Toner
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "The relationship between veterinary and owner behaviour and the level of fear in cats during routine physical examinations in a clinical setting".


Stephanie Torrey

Brittany Lostracco
MSc. Coursework, 2013, project title: "Behaviour and welfare of broiler breeder pullets reared on different feeding schedules".

Colleen Roehrig
MSc. Coursework, 2013, project title: "Effect of hatch age on turkey poult mortality and feeding behaviour".

Krysta Morrissey
MSc. September 2012, thesis title: "The Effect of Dietary Alterations on Growth, Productivity, Behaviour and Preference of Broiler Breeder Females". Currently pursuing a PhD, coadvised by Tina Widowski and Vicky Sandilands at the Scottish Agricultural College.

Kristi Bovey
MSc. December 2011, thesis title: "An investigation into the behavioural and physiological responses of swine to routine surgical procedures". Currently working at Cats Anonymous.

Graham Duggan
MSc. Coursework, 2010, project title: "The Development of feather pecking in a commercial turkey facility: The effect of growing environment". Currently pursuing a MSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Edinburgh.


Patricia Turner

Cassandra Tang-Wing
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "Housing requirements for laboratory rats: Environmental improvements versus enrichments".

 

Tina Widowski

Elyse Germain
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Auditory Startle Response as an Indicator of Fearfulness in Laying Hens".

Helen Prinold
MSc. Coursework, 2014, project title: "Effects of Pullet Rearing Conditions on Adjustment to Furnished Cages as Laying Hens".

Ashley Nicole Roberts
MSc. January 2014, thesis title: "The Effect of Dietary Alterations on Growth, Productivity, Behaviour and Preference of Broiler Breeder Females".

Mike Petrik
MSc. Coursework, 2013, project title: "On-farm comparison of keel fracture prevalence and other welfare indicators in conventional cage and floor-housed laying hens in Ontario".

Jessica Fox
MSc. January, 2013, thesis title: "The effect of water sprinkling market pigs transported during summer on pig behaviour, gastrointestinal tract temperature and trailer micro-climate".

Teresa Casey-Trott
MSc. September 2012, thesis title: "Effectiveness of a non-penetrating captive bolt for euthanasia of sucking and weaned piglets".

Jeanine Santos Da Silva
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "Perching behaviour of laying hens in large furnished cages".

Eugenia Herwig
MSc. Coursework, 2012, project title: "Do scratch mats in large furnished cages really work for laying hens?".