Tickling rats for improved welfare: reviewing research & determining dosage
Date and Time
Room 1800 Pathobiology/AHL
Megan LaFollette (B.S., M.S.) presents Tickling rats for improved welfare: reviewing research & determining dosage. LaFollette is a Ph.D. candidate in Animal Behavior & Welfare in the Animal Sciences Department at Purdue University. Her research focuses at the intersection of animal welfare & human-animal interaction with a current focus on rat tickling. Megan is co-advised by Dr. Brianna Gaskill and Dr. Marguerite O’Haire. Their work in this field has led to 5 peer-reviewed publications on rat tickling, numerous presentations, and several hand-on workshops. Additionally, Megan has conducted behavioral research on using positive reinforcement for training horses, confinement in cats, and the welfare of PTSD service dogs for military veterans.
Please join us a meet and greet with the speaker directly after the talk. Location to be determined.