AWSELVA Autumn Conference 2011: How is Research Improving Animal Welfare?

19th November 2011

University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Campus Edinburgh EH25 9RG United Kingdom

Leading international speakers, including Professor Peter Sandoe (University of Copenhagen), considered the ethics of animal welfare research and updated on current projects aiming to improve the lives of companion, farmed and other animals around the world.


9:30 - 10:00Coffee and registration
10:00 - 10:30The ethics of animal welfare research, Peter Sandoe
10:30 - 11:00International animal welfare - an evidence-based approach, Heather Bacon
11:00 - 11:30Tea and coffee
11:30 - 12:00Aggression in pigs, Rick D'Eath
12:00 - 12:30Transport of pigs, Malcolm Mitchell
12:30 - 12:45What is the Jeanne Marchig Centre? Natalie Waran
12:45 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:15Are the UK's companion animals healthy and happy? Sean Wensley
14:15 - 14:45Promoting a duty of care to young people, Jo Williams
14:45 - 15:15Tea and coffee
15:15 - 15:45Whole house gassing of poultry, Nick Sparks
15:45 - 16:15Assessing welfare on farm using behavioural measures, Marie Haskell
16:15Panel discussion. Chair: Ed Varley