GRANTS AWARDED

Increased culling of neonatal piglets – investigating the impact of super-prolific breeding programmes on human health and associations with animal care

Grant

£9999

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

SRUC

Year Awarded

2024

Area of Study

Breeding animals for resilient feet: On-farm decision-making and the role of culling in sheep lameness management and breeding strategies

Grant

£14908

Fund

Norman Hayward Fund

Recipient

Newcastle University

Year Awarded

2024

Area of Study

Confidence and capability to identify and treat stress in horses: A self-reflection by veterinary professionals

Grant

£729.40

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Bristol

Year Awarded

2023

Area of Study

New social phenotypes from automated computer vision systems for reducing aggression in pigs through selective breeding

Grant

£24972

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

The Roslin Institute

Year Awarded

2022

Area of Study

Investigation of whether lop-eared conformations predispose rabbits to ear and dental disease: a pedigree population study

Grant

£26130

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Royal Veterinary College

Year Awarded

2022

Area of Study

A solution right under our nose? Exploring health implications and public demand for brachycephalic ‘designer’ outcrosses

Grant

£34820

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Royal Veterinary College

Year Awarded

2022

Area of Study

Light during incubation: A significant, and understudied, welfare challenge for poultry

Grant

£15400

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

The Roslin Institute

Year Awarded

2022

Area of Study

Recognition of pain in calves and decisions around treatment among farmers in UK

Grant

£4736

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Nottingham

Year Awarded

2022

Area of Study

Developing appropriate environmental enrichment strategies for broiler breeders

Grant

£93857

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Year Awarded

2021

Area of Study

Breeding for better broiler welfare: balancing sustainability, economic and consumer preferences

Grant

£64366

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

Royal Veterinary College

Year Awarded

2021

Area of Study

A novel intervention for cat hoarding: 3 year follow up

Grant

£5191

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Nottingham

Year Awarded

2021

Area of Study

Characterising the abandonment and relinquishment of exotic pets in Ireland

Grant

£4360

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University College Dublin

Year Awarded

2021

Area of Study

Investigating the usage of enrichment feeding for pet dogs and the associated perceived benefits and challenges

Grant

£2994.80

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2021

Area of Study

Identifying maternal and post-natal effects on pre-weaned dairy calves’ health

Grant

£3262

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2020

Area of Study

AWF sponsorship of SAVSNET activity 2016-17

Grant

£5000

Fund

AWF Research Fund

Recipient

University of Liverpool

Year Awarded

2016

Area of Study

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