MSc position, Austria

 26th Jan 2024

MSc position on the Relation between Home-Pen Behaviours and the Affective State of Domestic Chickens

Centre for Animal Nutrition and Welfare, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Start date and duration: June 2024; 6 months. We will work in batches, so you will be assisting in training at least one batch of animals. However, you are welcome to continue working with us for a longer period if desired.

Task: Training for the assessment of emotional state, sample collections, and data analysis

Description: The affective state will be assessed using a cognitive judgement bias test and related to the behaviours expressed in the home-pen (e.g. social behaviour, comfort behaviour etc.). The results of this study will be used in a larger project that seeks to validate telomere length as an indicator of cumulative life experience.


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