Congratulations to Dr. Tina Widowski, one of thirteen University of Guelph faculty members to be awarded a Research Leadership Chair (RLC). The RLC program recognizes research excellence of mid- to late-career-stage faculty who have proven records of distinguished and sustained scholarly work.
A first-ever study, funded by CCSAW and led by Dr. Trevor DeVries with lead author Dr. Megan King, has discovered that dairy herd health may be linked to the farmer’s mental well-being.
How well can you recognize and interpret kitten behaviour?
Participate in a NEW SURVEY (25 January 2021) investigating participants’ abilities to rate different categories of kitten behaviour in videos. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
This study is part of Courtney Graham’s PhD research at the Ontario Veterinary College, which focuses on understanding and preventing fear in kittens.
Boredom is an all-too-familiar feeling for many of us – especially as we navigate a global pandemic and are discouraged from engaging in many of the activities we normally would.
Improving lives of pets, veterinary clients and veterinary teams through communication and relationship-building is the goal of a new $1-million chair awarded at the University of Guelph.
As we move into 2021, the challenges faced and lessons learned by many in the equine industry can help to navigate the continuing changing landscape for horse owners and caretakers.
The time has come to bid adieu to our CCSAW Petroglyph Figure and retire it just before its 25th birthday. The Figure emerged into the world in spring of 1996 (just like some of our current graduate students!).
Renewed this year is a Tier 2 CRC in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare held since 2015 by Dr. Trevor DeVries. He will receive $100,000 a year for five years.
By understanding the behaviour of dairy cattle, he aims to recommend optimal feeding, housing and management strategies. Those recommendations are intended to improve animal welfare, enhance production and ensure quality milk products for consumers.
“We’re ensuring a product that is not only nutritious but is also sourced from animals that have been raised with a high standard of welfare,” said DeVries.
The OVC Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Lab, led by CCSAW Core Faculty member Dr. Lee Niel, is launching a new study examining how your cat responds to petting!
Participation will involve video recording a couple of petting sessions with your cat, and completing online survey check-ins over a 4-week period (January 11, 2021).
To see if you are eligible for this study, complete the recruitment survey by following this link:
Congrats to Lindsey Kitchenham on a successful MSc defence! Read the abstract for her work and thesis.