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Field of Study: Animal Welfare

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Description:
The health and welfare of animals is central to Defra's work of protecting and improving livestock and controlling and eradicating disease.

Themes
• Applied research into on farm poultry welfare
• Biological solutions to improve welfare during handling and transport of farm livestock
• Companion Animal Research
• Design of buildings and facilities to improve the health & welfare of livestock
• Engineering solutions to improve welfare during handling and transport of farm livestock
• Game Bird Research
• Meat hygiene
• Metabolic and development disorders in poultry
• On farm fish welfare
• On-farm pig welfare
• On-farm ruminants welfare
• Poultry welfare aspects of behavioural neurobiology & stress
• Sheep welfare - Redesdale
• Strategic research into on farm poultry welfare
• Stress Physiology and farm animal welfare
• VLA Surveillance for Animal Welfare - Contract D
• Welfare at slaughter
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