APPLYING ANIMAL WELFARE (2 HOUR)

In second day of lecture will be work on case examples. Three different practical cases will be considered. Will be description how to measure and assess welfare in practical scenarios. How to apply principles objectively, evaluate the welfare status of animals and to recognize good and poor welfare. Also, health will be explained as a key aspect of welfare so the links between welfare and disease will be discussed. Risk assessment practices will be introduced with identification on risk factors for poor welfare with focuses on hazards. Consideration will include natural behavior wherever it will improve welfare as some natural factors may lead to poor welfare. Description of practical methods of achieving higher welfare standards and maintaining them will be introduced.

Short presentations of management practices according to the current welfare standards and related to the presented practical cases. This will put the basis for creative approach by the students in problem-solving scenarios while respecting the present welfare standards.

In the next session the main focus will be given to Animal behavior and behavioural measures as part of animal welfare, describing animal behavior and it mechanisms. Different types of behavior at individual and social level will be presents. Later, the session will continue with the abnormal behaviors like stereotypes, self-directed or behaviors address to another animal, anxiety and fear and other emotional states. Brief introduction of physiology of emotions and aggressions. This session will end with part of how to use behavior as an assessment tool for measuring animal welfare, current practical examples and future possibilities.

Event Timeslots (2)

July 16

Methods and practical workshop


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Vlatko Ilieski Vlatko Ilieski

July 16

Methods and practical workshop


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Miroslav Kjosevski Miroslav Kjosevski