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117.332 Animal Welfare Science (15 credits)

Understanding animal welfare is important to optimise animals’ health and productivity, to improve their quality of life and to safeguard the reputation of New Zealand’s animal production industries. This course explores how measurements of animal behaviour and physiology can be used to understand mental experiences such as pain, breathlessness, thirst, nausea and fear and thus the welfare states of domestic animals. These concepts will be applied to enable students to construct robust strategies for practical assessment of animal welfare in various production systems.

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Year Semester Mode Location
2021 Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2022 Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus