Reader in Animal Behaviour & Welfare


Animal and Veterinary Sciences Group


Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)


United Kingdom

Dr. Rick B. D’Eath

MA, DPhil

Rick is a behavioural scientist using behaviour as a measure of animal welfare, but also to understand and solve welfare problems which result from behaviour in farm animals.

He studied a BA in Biological Sciences in Oxford and stayed on in Oxford to do a DPhil in Animal Behaviour with Marian Dawkins on social recognition in chickens. Since 1997 Rick has worked at SRUC (formerly SAC) in Edinburgh. He has worked on the issue of hunger in broiler breeders, and a variety of questions in pigs including social aggression, hunger in dry sows, farrowing systems, tail biting and mounting. His current focus is on the application of machine vision technology to automatically assess behaviour, health and welfare in pigs. In 2013 Rick became a Reader in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at SRUC.


Monday, September 19, 2022

8:30am EDT12:00pm EDT

Artificial Intelligence-Based Approaches to Preclinical Pain Assessment

Tracks: Basic Science: Pain Models
Categories: Hands-On Workshop
Room: 803 A

Measurement of pain in non-human species in laboratory, clinical and domesticated environments is limited to surrogate outcome measures due to…