Thesis: Attack intensity of pest flies and the behavioural responses of pastured dairy cows
Carrie completed her MSc under the supervision of Dr. Renee Bergeron. Her research project involved investigating the behavioural responses of dairy cows on pasture in response to pest fly species, looking at fly repelling behaviours such as skin twitching, tail flicking, leg stamping, head throwing, grazing time, milk production and stress.
Carrie grew up on a dairy farm in Simcoe, Ontario where she developed a fascination and love for animals. An interest in high school for biology and health sciences lead her to begin the Biological and Medical B.Sc. program at the University of Western Ontario. However, her interest in animals led her to switch to the University of Guelph to finish her B.Sc. degree in Animal Biology in Spring 2011.