Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (ANSC*4090)

Code and section: ANSC*4090*01


Students will build upon their basic knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare for in-depth examination of how genetic selection, housing and management practices affect the behaviour, health and well-being of farmed and companion animals. Topics will include effects of domestication and artificial selection on behaviour and health traits, and how early experience affects adaptability, sexual and maternal behaviour. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioural knowledge to the design of housing and management procedures that promote healthy, productive animals and good welfare.