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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals. This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you. You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf
- Week 1 - Introduction to the Course
In this module we'll tell you who we are, what this course is about, how you can use this course to learn more about animal behaviour and welfare, and how you can earn a certificate.
- Week 2 - What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?
Introduction, History and Concepts of Animal Welfare
- Week 3 - What We Can Measure We Can Manage
Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Assessment
- Week 4 - The Truth About Dogs and Cats
Practical Animal Welfare: Companion Animal Welfare
- Week 5 - Down on the Farm
Practical Animal Welfare: Farm Animal Welfare
- Week 6 - Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Practical Animal Welfare: Captive Wild Animal Welfare
- Week 7 - Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums
Emotive Animal Welfare Issues
Dr Heather Bacon
Veterinary welfare edcuation and outreach
Jeanne Marchig International Centre of Animal Welfare Education
Miss Hayley Walters, RVN
Welfare and Anaesthesia
Dr Fritha Langford
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
Dr Jill MacKay
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Researcher
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team, SRUC
Professor Nat Waran
Professor of One Welfare
Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
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