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Domestic Animal Behavior and Welfare (11:067:310)

(3 credits)

Typically Offered: Spring semester.

Prerequisite: Animal Science 11:067:142

Format: Lectures twice a week in an 80-minute class period

Description: Animal welfare is becoming an increasing concern, as consumers and the public are requiring a higher level of accountability for animals to be ethically treated. This class will provide a forum for discussion of current topics concerning animal scientists, veterinarians, and livestock producers. Normal and stereotypical behaviors will be discussed, along with behavior modification techniques. Students will learn to evaluate animal welfare in a real-world setting using scientific techniques. Training techniques allowing them to work safely around animals will also be covered. This class will focus primarily on dogs and horses.

Examinations and Other Requirements: Quizzes (20%), 2 hourly exams in the lecture period (35%), assignments (10%), and final project (Animal Welfare Debate; 35%)

Syllabus (251k PDF) (may be subject to change)


Dr. Sara Malone