Dr. Tamara Tadich is a past regional secretary for the ISAE Latin America region
I currently work full time at the Universidad de Chile Veterinary Faculty. My field of study is equine welfare, and we are currently working on a 3-year project entitled “Coping styles in horses: Should we consider them when choosing welfare indicators?” funded by the National Science and Technology Commission. Our work is focused on urban working horses and the development of local welfare policy based on science. We also have some projects on human-animal empathy, the link between socio-economic status of owners and animal welfare, and other variables associated with the human-animal bond. So we have a high interest in working with both the animals and the people. I collaborate with the OIE Centres for Animal Welfare and Livestock Production Systems in our region (Chile-Uruguay-Mexico).