3. There is no ‘I’ in welfare – the social dimension of animal wellbeing

There is no ‘I’ in welfare – the social dimension of animal wellbeing 
Chairs: Christian Nawroth and Sandra Düpjan (Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf)

Most animals living under human care belong to highly social species. While recent years have seen many advances in the study of social behaviour in captive animals, the role of social relationships in animal welfare is not fully understood yet. In this symposium, we will focus on the interconnection of social behaviour and animal welfare, with a special emphasis on the potential beneficial effects of socio-positive interactions.

Joanne EdgarThe foundations of empathy…in chickens
Jean-Loup RaultA stake in the well-being of others: the case of social animals
Manon Peyrafort, UMR 6552 EthoS – Université de Caen NormandieUndercover cuttlefish! Inhibition of the emotional response of Sepia officinalis in the presence of a conspecific in a competitive feeding situation
Lucy Oldham, SRUC, Edinburgh, ScotlandGaze direction early in contests reflects aggressive personality and contest outcome in pigs
Klara Grethen, University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandSocial organisation of large and small flocks of chicken: Same same, but different?

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