News and Upcoming Events


Announcement -- Doctoral Student Position in Veterinary Medicine

Deadline: April 15th, 2017

You will participate in a research project funded by the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) to study the phenomenon of piling behaviour and smothering in commercial laying hen flocks. The first part of the project includes collection of general information on prevalence and specifics of this behaviour on Swiss laying hen farms. The second part aims to experimentally investigate effective preventive measures to reduce piling behaviour and smothering.

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Announcement -- Laborant/in II -- Laboratory Animal Science (50 -- 80%)

Deadline / Bis spätestens: April 7th, 2017

We are looking for a person with expertise and experience in laboratory animal science and behavioural research in laboratory rodents to complement our team working in the area of Animal Behaviour and Welfare using laboratory rodents (mice, rats).
Wir suchen einen Mitarbeiter bzw. eine Mitarbeiterin mit Erfahrung und Expertise in Versuchstierkunde und Verhaltensforschung an Labornagetieren zur Verstärkung unseres Forschungsteams im Bereich Ethologie und Tierschutz an Labornagetieren (Mäuse, Ratten).

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Next Event

Seminar -- Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

Assessment of animal welfare during the collection process of depopulation for end of lay hens- Christopher Gerpe

Thursday, 30th of March, 16:00
Anatomy Lecture Hall
Längassstrasse 120, 1st floor

Division of Animal Welfare
DCR-VPHI Vetsuisse Faculty
University of Bern

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