Laboratory for Ethology

The ‘Laboratory for Ethology’ was founded in the early ‘90s as an official laboratory within the Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology.

The research mission of the laboratory is to develop and/or apply innovatige scientific methods in systematic research that contributes to the knowledge about behaviour of animals and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of welfare problems in animals managed by humans. Such animals include companion animals, farm animals, horses, laboratory animals and zoo animals.

The Laboratory for Ethology also teaches future veterinarians and, each year, we supervise several students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and from other faculties and institutions, for their master thesis work. The ethology course features in different educational programmes.

Finally, the Laboratory for Ethology, as part of its service to the public, is available for questions about behaviour and welfare of companion animals, farm animals, horses, laboratory animals and zoo animals.