Monday, 26 May 2014

Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) Third Annual Conference a Success

The biggest Animal Welfare project in Europe –Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) held its third annual conference between the 13th and 15th of May 2014 to discuss the science and dissemination behind the animal welfare assessment protocols developed so far.


Dr Fritha Langford, from JMICAWE and leader of the education work package of AWIN presented the latest learning materials and outreach to animal welfare stakeholders present at the conference. All of the AWIN learning materials will be hosted on the Animal Welfare Science Hub ( and available to view and download for free.
There are a series of learning materials on the subject of animal pain in general and assessing pain in horses in particular. At the conference AWIN launched a smartphone app produced for horse owners and equine clinicians to learn about, train with and use the Horse Grimace Scale (HGS), a pain scoring system using facial expression in horses. The HGS App is now available to download for Android systems from the Animal Welfare Science Hub or directly from Google Play.

Over the coming months more learning materials and smartphone apps will be launched and available to use or download for use in teaching and learning from the Animal Welfare Science Hub. However, the Hub is not just a place for AWIN materials, stakeholders are encouraged to share or link to their own educational material to enable wider access to animal welfare education for all.



Horse Grimace Scale

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