December 4, 2013
A study led by Heather Neave, the first to use a cognitive bias test to address the emotional response to pain in non-human species, found calves showed signs of pessimism after having their horns removed.
MSc Thesis: Cognitive bias as a method of pain assessment following hot-iron dehorning of dairy calves
October 16, 2013
MSc student Heather Neave’s paper on assessing pain before and after calf de-horning is now available for download. Abstract: Pain is one of the most highly studied emotions in animals, and the interaction between pain and cognitive processes is well documented in humans. Recent research has attempted to use changes in cognitive processes as a method […]
October 3, 2013
Abstract: Throughout the year, black bear (Ursus americanus) cubs are orphaned, abandoned, or permanently separated from their mothers due to natural or human causes. Although cubs have been the focus of limited rehabilitation efforts in North America for more than 30 years, information on bear rehabilitation remains sparse. Furthermore, a lack of agreement exists regarding the […]