Friday August 3rd

Friday August 3rd

 

Session 13 Session 14
Play behaviour Applied ethology and wildlife management
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
9.00 The unity and differentiation in mammalian play. Marek Špinka The Canadian commercial seal hunt. Pierre-Yves Daoust
9.30 Do any forms of play indicate positive welfare? Georgia Mason Animal welfare complementing or conflicting with other sustainability issues. Donald  Broom
10.00 Determining an efficient and effective rat tickling dosage. Megan Lafollette Impacts of population management with Porcine Zona Pellucida vaccine on the behaviour of a feral horse population. Abbie Branchflower
10.15 Odour conditioning of positive affective states: Can rats learn to associate an odour with tickling? Birte Nielsen Why does annual home range predict stereotypic route-tracing in captive Carnivora? Miranda Bandeli
10.30 Chickens play in the wake of humans. Ruth Newberry Effects of manipulating visitor proximity and intensity of visitor behaviours on little penguins (Eudyptula minor). Samantha Chiew
10.45 Does the motivation for social play behaviour in dairy calves build up over time? Maja Bertelsen
Session 14: Posters
11.00 – 11.45 Break and posters, Atlantic Veterinary College
Session 15 Session 16
Swine behaviour and welfare (a) Sheep and goat: behaviour and welfare
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
11.45 Piggy in the middle: The cost-benefit trade-off of a central network position in regrouping aggression. Simone Foister Improving our understanding of assessing fear in sheep. Paul Hemsworth
12.00 Preferential associations in recently mixed group-housed finisher pigs. Carly O’Malley Effects of flooring surface and a supplemental heat source on dairy goat kids: growth, lying times and preferred location. Mhairi Sutherland
12.15 Estimation of genetic parameters of agonistic behaviors and their relation to skin lesions in group-housed pigs. Kaitlin Wurtz The effect of outdoor space provision on lying behaviour in lactating dairy goats. Hannah Freeman
12.30 Pen-level risk factors associated with tail lesions in Danish weaner pigs: a cross sectional study. Franziska Hakansson Positive handling of goats does not affect human-directed behaviour in the unsolvable task. Jan Langbein
12.45 Tracing the proximate goal of foraging in pigs. Lorenz Gygax Evaluation of alternatives to cautery disbudding of dairy goat kids using behavioural measures of post-operative pain. Melissa Hempstead
Session 15: Posters Session 16: Posters
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch, Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, including student-facilitated discussion topics.
Session 17 Session 18
Swine behaviour and welfare (b) Euthanasia
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
14.30 Effects of enrichment and social status on enrichment use, aggression and stress response of sows housed in ESF pens. Jennifer Brown Goat kids display minimal aversion to relatively high concentrations of carbon dioxide gas. Suzanne Millman
14.45 Motivated for movement? A comparison of motivation for exercise and food in stall-housed sows and gilts. Mariia Tokareva A two-step process of nitrous oxide before carbon dioxide for humanely euthanizing piglets: on-farm trials. Rebecca Smith
15.00 Effects of (a switch in) enriched vs. barren housing on the response to reward loss in pigs in a negative contrast test. Lu Luo Aversion to carbon dioxide gas in turkeys using approach-avoidance and conditioned place avoidance paradigms. Rathnayaka Bandara
15.15 Effects of dietary L-glutamine as an alternative for antibiotics on the behavior and welfare of weaned pigs after transport. Jay Johnson Variability in the emotional responses of rats to carbon dioxide. Lucía Amendola
15.30 Examining the relationship between feeding behaviour and sham chewing in nulliparous group-housed gestating sows. Rutu Acharya Vets, owners, and older cats: Exploring animal behavioural change in euthanasia decision-making. Katherine Littlewood
Session 17: Posters Session 18: Posters
15.45 – 16.30 Break, Atlantic Veterinary College
Session 19 Session 20
Stereotypic behaviour Veterinary procedures
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
16.30 Sham chewing and sow welfare and productivity in nulliparous group-housed gestating sows. Lauren Hemsworth A shy temperament correlates with respiratory instability during anaesthesia in laboratory-housed New Zealand white rabbits. Caroline Krall
16.45 Neurophysiological correlates of different forms of stereotypic behaviour in a model carnivore. María Díez-León Are towel wraps a better alternative to full-body restraint when handling cats? Carly Moody
17.00 Boredom-like states in mink are rapidly reduced by enrichment, and are unrelated to stereotypic behaviour. Andrea Polanco Effect of owner presence on dog responses to a routine physical exam in a veterinary setting. Anastasia Stellato
Session 20: Posters
17.15 Duffy Amphitheatre
The ubiquity and utility of camels. Michael Appleby
17.20 Closing of conference, Duffy Amphitheatre
18.30 – 23.00 Farewell party, McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre