Research & Integrated Projects Funded in 2023

Bernard P, Spears J, Bigelow L. The effect of common laboratory ultrasounds on rat behaviour and physiology

Saksida S, Fast M, Reynolds K, Whyte S. Environmental enrichment for stress reduction in land-based salmonid aquaculture

VanLeeuwen J, Hall D, Ritter C, Rao J, Muunda E. Motivations and cost-effectiveness of improved cow comfort on smallholder dairy production systems in Kenya

Horses on Sable Island, 2018 (Photo taken by Dave McRuer)

Ongoing Research & Integrated Projects

Cusack L, Proudfoot K, VanLeeuwen C. The impact of volunteering with a wildlife service on empathy in veterinary students

Overall K, Proudfoot K, Montelpare W, Martin C. Effects of early life experiences on later problematic behaviours in homeless, rescue shelter kittens

Bernard P, Spears J. The Effect of Rearing in a Shelved Environment on Behavioural and Physiological Markers of Welfare

Bernard P, Spears J, Bigelow L. Identifying optimal experimenter handling and familiarization protocols that can be universally implemented to improve lab animal welfare

Overall K, Montelpare W, Proudfoot K, Squair, C. Effects of veterinary handling on canine behaviour and physiology: Must we scare dogs?

Ritter C, Proudfoot K, MacMillan K, Elsohaby I, McKenna S. Assessment and improvement of horse welfare on Prince Edward Island through benchmarking and a better understanding of horse caretakers’ decision-making

Mellish M. Pilot Project: Working donkey welfare assessment and owner education in Meru County, Kenya

Proudfoot K, McKenna S, Meagher R, Gordon M. Understanding the natural behaviour and stress response of newborn dairy calves with Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus

VanLeeuwen J, Heider L, Keefe G, McKenna S, Kariuki E, Gitau, G. Prevention of bovine mastitis through a combination of cow comfort and mastitis interventions on smallholder dairy farms in Kenya with the University of Nairobi and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

Stoughton WB, Bressan N. Development of an equine nasogastric intubation simulator as an aid or alternative to the use of animals in teaching

Mellish M, S Puchalski, Z Lucas, Daoust P-Y, J Stull. Assessment of welfare of Sable Island horses through morphometric and radiographic hoof evaluation