Our work focuses on behaviour, husbandry and welfare of farm, companion and laboratory animals.
We investigate influences of housing conditions, management and the human-animal relationship on animals' health and well-being. Our work contributes to the scientific knowledge on animal welfare and thus helps to enhance animal welfare by informing best practice. We also seek to establish a better understanding of animal welfare in the public.
- prepare and impart knowledge and know-how about behaviour, husbandry and welfare of farm animals
- obtain new cognitions about behaviour and husbandry of farm animals
- develop objective assessment procedures for questions on animal husbandry and animal welfare
- contact point for all questions on animal husbandry and animal welfare in close collaboration with the "Information Centre for Animal Protective Legislation and Veterinary Law"