Areas Of Excellence: Animal Behavior and Welfare


Completed Research Projects

  • Environmental enrichment to feedlot cattle
  • Impact of exercise on cattle behavior, productivity, and welfare
  • Role of handling frequency on confined cattle welfare and production
  • Effect of temperament on cattle productivity

Ongoing Projects and Future Directions

  • Impact of commingling on cattle behavior, welfare and productivity
  • Role of water intake on productive and welfare responses in feedlot cattle
  • Use of appeasing substances to improve cattle welfare and production
  • Development of environmental enrichment tools to detect sickness
  • Stocking density and management considerations for beef heifers reared in drylots
  • Optimizing dairy production and cattle welfare in a thermally challenging climates

Research and publications in the Areas of Excellence

Department of Animal Science Areas of Excellence

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