Today’s livestock industry is facing a continually evolving, highly complex set of challenges. Understanding the attitudes of stakeholders – from farmers and vets to retailers and consumers – on issues like animal health, welfare and production systems is crucial to securing a strong, sustainable future.
Within the Ruminant Population Health Research Group, our experts are exploring stakeholder perspectives and decision-making, using multidisciplinary approaches that combine sociology, psychology, economics and consumer science.
Exploring the impact of farmer-led control on livestock disease outbreaks in order to develop effective control strategies.
Exploring how farmers and vets collaborate, share knowledge and make decisions around the control of infectious diseases.
Mapping the attitudes of vets and farmers towards the way cattle experience pain and the use of analgesics to relieve it.
As dairy herds are increasingly housed indoors, year round, we examine the attitudes of consumers and stakeholders towards this – and how they impact the industry’s future.
Supporting the responsible use of antimicrobials by understanding current practices and creating clear benchmarks
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