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Course Description

This course blends readings, lectures, practical experience, discussion, and student projects to develop student understanding of various perspectives and definitions of animal welfare, methods for scientific study and evaluation of animal welfare, the effect of policy and markets on shaping of practices, and current welfare issues in areas such as animal agriculture, sport, science, and education. Students will consider aspects of assessing welfare, including stress, physical health, mental states, and quality of life and will be introduced to methods of conducting welfare assessments.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Veterinary Medicine