NCR-131 Animal Care and Behavior

Objectives:

  1. To increase student, researcher, and public awareness and understanding of the intricate relationships between animal behavior, production, and well-being.
  2. To identify factors associated with social behavior that influence animal productivity, reproduction, and well-being.
  3. To investigate the social behavior and correlated physiology of farm animals under existing housing and management systems, and determine the efficacy of alternative systems and practices with respect to improving the production and well- being. 
  4. To improve understanding of the consequences of social isolation and crowding through development and utilization of approaches to the study of animal cognition, which includes perception, awareness, and learning.

Administrative Advisor 

  University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Animal Science DepartmentDonald Beermann

CSRS Representative

Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Program Service Rich Reynnells

 

Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Behavior (EFAB) Home Page

Organization Researcher
Animal Science Department, The University of Tennessee Knoxville Hank Kattesh
Animal Sciences Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia Donald Spiers
Department of Fisheries Animal & Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Islande Murn Nippo
Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M   Ted Friend
Washington State University Animal Sciences Ruth Newberry
Department of Animal Science, Rutgers University Larry Katz
Kansas State University Animal Sciences & Industry   Janice Swanson
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland W. Ray Stricklin
Animal Science Michigan State University Adroaldo Zanella
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rodney Johnson
USDA-ARS-Livestock Behavior Research Unit, W. Lafayette, Indiana Donald Lay
Department of Animal Science University of California, Davis   Joy Mench
Department of Animal Science University of California, Davis Edward Price 
Animal Sciences, Purdue University Ed Pajor
Animal Sciences, Purdue University Joe Garner
USDA-ARS-Livestock Behavior Research Unit, W. Lafayette, Indiana Susan Pruiett
USDA-ARS-Livestock Behavior Research Unit, W. Lafayette, Indiana Jeremy Marchant-Forde
USDA-ARS-Livestock Behavior Research Unit, W. Lafayette, Indiana Ruth Marchant-Forde
Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University Anna Johnson
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Katherine Houpt
FDA-Center for Veterinary Medicine Katherine Weld
USDA ARS Animal Physiology Research Unit, Columbia, Missouri Jeff Carroll
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis Carolyn Stull
University of Georgia, Department of Poultry Science Bruce Webster
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland Inma Estevez
Department of Fisheries Animal & Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Islande Rick Rhodes
University of Nebraska, Animal Science Department  Terry Mader
Texas Tech University, Department of Animal Science and Food Technology John McGlone

 

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