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Name Professor David Main
Job title Professor of Animal Welfare
Department Farm Animal Science University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications BVetMed(Lond), PhD(Bristol), MRCVS
Professional details
Keywords animal welfare
dairy cattle lameness
tail biting in pigs
pig welfare
Areas of expertise My research interests include applied welfare assessment for a variety in species including livestock, working horses, laboratory mice and pet rabbits. The goal of such research is to promote valid, feasible and repeatable welfare assessment into the management systems of the animal units and certification schemes (where applicable). My current research projects include dairy cattle lameness (, tail biting in pigs, welfare outcomes in pig farm assurance schemes, welfare assessment in organic certification, health planning and quality of life assessment in dogs.