Research in the area of animal well-being is typically incorporated within other focus areas such as genetics or physiology. Students pursuing research projects emphasizing animal well-being have investigated the genetic basis of behavior, the effect of breeding behavior on the reproductive efficiency of swine and the effect of housing conditions on stress-related hormones in captive primates.
Animal Science faculty who have included studies of animal well-being and animal behavior in their research programs:
- Dr. William Flowers
- Dr. Todd See