Ricardo Zanella »

Ricardo is back at the Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil. He is coordinating the implementation of the MSU EQuine Welfare Intervention Strategy (MSU-EQWIS-ACTION) in association with the MSU Animal Behavior and Welfare Group. The MSU-EQWIS is an intervention strategy which encompasses data collection, followed by tailored education strategies to improve horse welfare.. The intervention has been implemented in two communities in the township of Cachoeirinha, Brazil where more than 500 draught horses are currently used.

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» 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 ...