Ethology courses

Ethology, Ethics and Animal Welfare

C. Moons, T. De Keuster, M. Van Dierendonck, F. Tuyttens & K. Houf

The purpose is to gain basic knowledge about ethological concepts and learning processes. Acquire insight into animal welfare issues. Both are necessary to understand the species-specific behaviour and species-related welfare problems. Finally also acquire knowledge and skills about handling different animal species.

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Laboratory Animal Science II - Ethology and stress: animal welfare

C. Moons

During two hours a concise overview of the concepts of ethology, stress and animal welfare are given. Next, we discuss how animal welfare can be quantified/measured and how increased predictability and control (through training of animals) can contribute to an improved welfare in animals used in research.


International education

F. Ödberg

  • Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes, France (1999-2014)
  • Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire, Sidi Thabet, Tunesia (1998-2007)
  • Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy Università di Bologna, Università di Vicenca
  • Università di Bologna, Italië (2001-2008)
  • Faculteiten Landbouwwetenschappen te Maribor & Ljubliana, Slovenia (2008-)
  • Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire de Lyon, France (2014-)