Welfare study using the AWAG to Measure Quality of Life of Breeding macaques


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Principal Investigator: Abigail Liston. The AWAG (Animal Welfare Assessment Grid) has been developed and trialled in primates used in research and in a variety of zoo species. In this project the Grid will be used on a breeding groups of rhesus macaques at the Centre for Macaques (CFM), Salisbury, to assess and potentially improve their welfare. The intended outcome of this project is to trial the new software for the AWAG, possibly enabling positive alterations to be made to improve the quality of macaques that are used in research.