Animal Welfare Program
Good mousekeeping: en suite bathroom makes for happier mice
Mice have a strong preference to nest away from their own waste and should be housed in a system of cages that allows them to create a toileting area, according to work led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 23, 2019
Dairy calves’ personalities predict their ability to cope with stress
A UBC study published earlier this year found that dairy calves have distinct personality traits from a very young age. Now researchers have followed up that study by examining those same calves at four months of age, to find out how their personality traits govern their reactions to real-world situations.
Dec 4, 2018
Dairy farmers should rethink a cow’s curfew, says UBC researchers
Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new UBC research.
Mar 23, 2017
Cows are smarter when raised in pairs
Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm.
Feb 26, 2014