The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is holding the fourth of its one-day conferences on ‘Recent advances in animal welfare science’ at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York on June 26 (2014).

The meeting, part of the federation’s ongoing commitment to “promote the study of animal welfare and its science”, aims to provide a forum for a growing international community of scientists, vets and others concerned with animal welfare to come together to share knowledge and practice, exchange views and improve understanding and care of animals.

According to UFAW, in an attempt to ensure a wide audience can attend the conference, the registration fee has been kept as low as possible – this year it is just £28.
A wide range of subjects will be covered by speakers from around the world, said UFAW, including:

  • cognitive bias as a welfare indicator in horses
  • the welfare of chickens during transport, and
  • the welfare of dairy cattle. 

More than 60 poster presentations will also be featured.

The conference is being held in the Merchant Adventurrs’ Hall in York. Built in 1357, the timbered Hall and Undercroft make up one of the best-preserved medieval guild halls in the world.
The full conference programme, registration form and other details can be obtained from the UFAW website or by contacting UFAW at The Old School, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN. Alternatively, you can email UFAW or telephone 01582 831818.

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