Animal affective states Pain, fear and playfulness. Relations to emotions and mood. Measurement, assessment and validity.
Social behaviour of animals Environmental and breeding effects on social behaviour. Social needs. The importance of understanding social abilities and social structure in group housing systems.
Applying ethology in the keeping of animals Animal behaviour as a key component in ensuring animal welfare and functionality in extensive and intensive productions. New concepts for the keeping of domestic animals, development of future production systems, surveillance and automation.
Animal stress responses Methods, progress and pitfalls. The link between abnormal behaviour, coping and stress. Behavioural and physiological responses and novel indicators.
Human-animal interactions Handling and training of animals. Animals in human therapy, zoo and lab animals and animals used for sport and leisure activity.
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