Understanding behaviour to inform animal husbandry

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Pathobiology/AHL 1800


Nienke van Staaveren is a postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. She obtained her PhD in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin and Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, focusing on pig health and welfare. In 2017, she joined the lab of Dr. Alexandra Harlander to work on an epidemiological study on feather pecking in Canadian laying hens, and has recently joined the lab of Dr. Christine Baes to manage a project on the application of genomic selection in turkeys for health, welfare, efficiency and production traits. During this presentation, she will present some of the projects she has been working on focusing on animal behaviour and what it can tell us about animal welfare.

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