Hillary Noyes »
2003 AG. EXPO

I recently graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Zoology (concentration on Animal Behavior/Neurobiology). I have been a part of the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group since 2000, when I worked on developing a Morris Water Maze to be used as a spatial memory assessment tool for very young pigs. Currently, I am working on new technological developments for the Animal Welfare Judging Contest, which I was part of (and placed 2nd in!) in its inaugural year. I will start veterinary school in August 2003. I plan to focus on human-animal bond and animal law issues to further the progress of human and animal welfare. I am interested in working with nonprofit groups such as Heifer Project, International or animal Law enforcement programs.
» RESEARCH AREAS
Assessment of animal welfare...
Developing protocols to assess the processes by which humans develop their attitudes toward animal welfare issues; developing a novel concept to be used ...

» WELFARE JUDGING COMPETION
We have developed a model to increase education of animal welfare issues based on a traditional curriculum feature within animal science departments: judging teams ...
» EQWIS-ACTION
Equine Welfare Intervention
Strategy. is a ten-day intervention strategy designed to investigate the welfare of working horses, to develop realistic solutions to critical welfare issues facing these ...