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Key lectures

Dr Johnny Roughan, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom:
How far are we in the quantification of animal pain?

Prof. Cassandra B. Tucker, Tucker LAB, UC Davis, USA:
Pain and management procedures in cattle

Dr Jennifer Mather, University of Lethbridge, Canada:
Evolutionary aspects of pain and suffering


The course covers the following topics:


  • Pain definition and terminology

  • Introduction to pain physiology

  • Behavioural pain assessment

  • Consequences of pain in terms of animal welfare

  • Neurobiological basis of pain

  • Comparative aspects of pain

  • Pain relief – theory and practice