The emotional state of an animal is a key indicator of its welfare and many researchers now use a variety of approaches to better understand the wellbeing of animals, and the impact that good welfare can have on research.
The NC3Rs recently sponsored a workshop focusing on measuring animal emotions, organised by NC3Rs grantholders Professor Mike Mendl and Dr Liz Paul, which aimed to share and consolidate knowledge in this field. The Edinburgh-based workshop attracted an international audience to discuss methods and tools for measuring animal emotion, and the validity, strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Take a look at our Storify below to see what happened during the event.
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