Our cookies

We use cookies, which are small text files, to improve your experience on our website.
You can allow or reject non essential cookies or manage them individually.

Reject allAllow all

More options  •  Cookie policy

Our cookies

Allow all

We use cookies, which are small text files, to improve your experience on our website. You can allow all or manage them individually.

You can find out more on our cookie page at any time.

EssentialThese cookies are needed for essential functions such as logging in and making payments. Standard cookies can’t be switched off and they don’t store any of your information.
AnalyticsThese cookies help us collect information such as how many people are using our site or which pages are popular to help us improve customer experience. Switching off these cookies will reduce our ability to gather information to improve the experience.
FunctionalThese cookies are related to features that make your experience better. They enable basic functions such as social media sharing. Switching off these cookies will mean that areas of our website can’t work properly.

Save preferences

pigs facePlatforms for pups: An assessment of a novel enrichment intervention to enhance the welfare of dogs in research settings

 

Year: 2022

Lydia Hopper
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Grant: £1,641


 

Providing a flat, raised surface for kennel-dogs is a relatively easy and inexpensive change to make. It has been broadly recommended, but the specific welfare benefits of this intervention have not been demonstrated. The current project will assess how often and in what way beagles use solid, raised platforms. We will measure how providing a platform changes the dogs’ activity patterns and space use, and asses how this may affect their welfare.