The effects of the early-rearing environment on pig behaviour and welfare

Dr Lauren Edwards, the Animal Welfare Science Centre, discusses how the early-rearing environment of piglets can drastically affect their behavioural development, cognitive flexibility, social skills and stress regulation mechanisms.
calendar icon 4 April 2018
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Dr Lauren Edwards

Lauren completed her PhD in 2009 on the human-animal relationship on caged egg farms, and is currently working at the Animal Welfare Science Centre, University of Melbourne. Her research interests involve using behaviour to assess the welfare of farm animals, particularly chickens, pigs and sheep.

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