Modelling Farm Animal Welfare
School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AL, UK
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Received: 22 March 2013 / Revised: 14 May 2013 / Accepted: 14 May 2013 / Published: 16 May 2013
In this review paper we discuss the different modeling techniques that have been used in animal welfare research to date. We look at what questions they have been used to answer, the advantages and pitfalls of the methods, and how future research can best use these approaches to answer some of the most important upcoming questions in farm animal welfare.