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Chew on This: Evaluating Welfare in Giraffe Feeding Encounter Programs

Friday, August, 3rd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Robin Kopplin This study adds to the tools available for measuring stress and welfare of giraffes, primarily in animals involved in interactive feeding encounter programs at zoos. Its intent is to create measures to allow for further research into this area Read More

MAPP Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements 2018

Monday, May, 7th, 2018 Events MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements Monday, May 7, 2018 MAPP students presented the research and externships that they will be working on over the summer. MAPP Research Proposal Presentations Jessica Baldeck Alternatives for Learning About Wildlife in Captive Settings Bethany Beauregard An Analysis of the Role of Read More

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Final Project Research Summaries 2017

Wednesday, October, 4th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2016-2017 Aging Equines: Understanding the Experience of Caring for a Geriatric Horse with a Chronic Condition and Factors Predicting Owner Bereavement Megan Ballou Traditionally considered agricultural animals, horses have transitioned to play a dual role in society as both a companion animal and a working animal. This Read More

MS in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship and Research Poster Presentations 2017

Wednesday, September, 6th, 2017 Events MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship Presentations and Research Poster Session Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:00 – 5:00 pm Agnes Varis Auditorium, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536 MAPP Externship Presentations: 7:45 Check in 8:10 Introduction Dr. Allen Rutberg 8:15 The MSPCA: Improving Animal Lives through Read More

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Final Project Research Abstracts 2016

Thursday, July, 13th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2015-2016 Effects of Wearing a ThunderShirt on Chronic Stress in Shelter Dogs Jody Epstein There is growing interest in studying shelter dog welfare, specifically how to mitigate the stress of the shelter environment. Human interaction, food enrichment toys, and synthetic dog appeasing pheromones have all been found Read More