Thursday August 2nd

Thursday August 2nd

 

Session 7 Session 8
Veterinary aspects of ethology and welfare Broiler and turkey: behaviour and welfare
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
9.00 Precision phenotyping as a tool to automatically monitor health and welfare of individual animals housed in groups. T. Bas Rodenburg Assessing positive welfare in broiler chickens: Effects of specific environmental enrichments and environmental complexity. Judit Vas
9.30 The impact of Northern fowl mite infestation (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) on nocturnal behavior of White Leghorn laying hens. Leonie Jacobs Does increased environmental complexity improve leg health and welfare of broilers? Anja Riber
9.45 Scratching that itch: Dairy cows with mange work harder to access a mechanical brush. Ana Carolina Moncada Individual distress calls as a flock-level welfare indicator. Lucy Asher
10.00 Automated feeding behaviors associated with subclinical lung lesions in pre-weaned dairy calves. Caitlin Cramer The effect of calcium propionate in feeding strategies for broiler breeders on palatability and conditioned place preference. Aitor Arrazola
10.15 Changes in social behaviour in dairy calves infected with Mannheimia haemolytica. Catherine Hixson Hepatic damage and learning ability in broilers. Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek
10.30 Can calving assistance influence newborn dairy calf lying time? Marianne Villettaz Robichaud The importance of habituation when using accelerometers to assess activity levels of turkeys. Rachel Stevenson
10.45 Fitness for transport of cull dairy cows at auction markets in British Columbia. Jane Stojkov Do we have effective possibilities to reduce injurious pecking in tom turkeys with intact beaks? Jutta Berk
Session 7: Posters Session 8: Posters
11.00 – 11.45 Break and posters, Atlantic Veterinary College
Session 9 Session 10
Lameness Laying hen behaviour and welfare (a)
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
11.45 Relationships between type of hoof lesion and behavioural signs of lameness in Holstein cows housed in tie-stall facilities. Megan Jewell Feather pecking phenotype affects behavioural responses of laying hens. Jerine Van Der Eijk
12.00 Dairy cows alter their lying behavior when lame during the dry period. Ruan Daros An investigation of associations between management and feather damage in Canadian laying hens housed in furnished cages. Caitlin Decina
12.15 Effects of divergent lines on feed efficiency and physical activity on lameness and osteochondrosis in growing pigs. Marie-Christine Meunier-Salaün Enriching floor pens mitigates effects of extended pullet housing on subsequent distribution of laying hens in an aviary. Sarah Maclachlan
12.30 Osteoarthritis impairs performance in a spatial working memory task in dogs. Melissa Smith Enriching floor pens mitigates effects of extended pullet housing on resource use and activity of individual hens in aviaries. Janice Siegford
12.45 Circadian rhythms in activity in healthy and arthritic dogs. Jack O’Sullivan Too close for comfort? Effects of stocking density on the comfort behaviours of three strains of pullets in enriched cages. Lorri Jensen
Session 9: Posters Session 10: Posters
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch, Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall including Faculty-Student Lunchtime Session
Session 11 Session 12
Pain Laying hen behaviour and welfare (b)
Duffy Amphitheatre Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
14.30 The assessment and alleviation of pain in pigs – where are we now and what does the future hold? Sarah Ison The effect of rearing environment on laying hen keel bone impacts sustained in enriched colony cages. Allison Pullin
14.45 A multimodal approach for piglet pain management after surgical castration. Abbie Viscardi Ramps to facilitate access to different tiers in aviaries reduce keel bone and foot pad disorders in laying hens. Frank Tuyttens
15.00 A systematic review of local anesthetic and/or systemic analgesia on pain associated with cautery disbudding in calves. Charlotte Winder Startle reflex as a welfare indicator in laying hens. Misha Ross
15.15 Do dairy calves experience ongoing, non-evoked pain after disbudding? Sarah Adcock Human-hen relationship on grower and laying hen farms in Austria and associations with hen welfare. Susanne Waiblinger
15.30 Analgesics on tap: efficacy assessed via self-administration and voluntary wheel-running in mice. Jamie Ahloy Dallaire Laying hen preference for consuming feed containing excreta from other hens. Caroline Graefin Von Waldburg-Zeil
Session 11: Posters Session 12: Posters
15.45 – 16.30 Break and posters, Atlantic Veterinary College
16.30 – 17.15 ISAE Annual General Meeting, Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium
18.30 – 23.59 Conference Dinner, Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall