Dr. Alexandra Harlander is looking for an enthusiastic undergraduate student to work for at least 16 weeks (35 hours per week) on her project “PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS UNDERLYING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR IN DOMESTIC BIRDS”.
The details of the project are as follows:
This project aims at investigating the role of central serotonergic activity in the development of oral-repetitive behaviour (feather pecking) in laying hens and analysing possible effects of this system on impulsivity or the lack of behavioural control.
The Dairy Research and Innovation Centre is a new state‐of‐the‐art world‐class dairy research facility just opened in September 2015. This facility replaced the Elora Dairy Research Centre which has served the University of Guelph dairy research community for the past 45 years. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first students to work in this impressive facility.
How equine-assisted therapy can help both horses and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be the focus of a new study by University of Guelph researchers.
Prof. Katrina Merkies, Animal Biosciences, has received a $10,000 innovation research grant for the study from the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, which supports research on equine-assisted therapies. MORE ...
Horses and Humans Research Foundation is pleased to announce the award of its first ever "Innovation Research Grant" to a team from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. The team’s project is titled ‘Can Horses Distinguish Between Neurotypical and Mentally Traumatized Humans?’ and will be led by Principal Investigator Katrina Merkies PhD.