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Interview with Dr Susan McDonnell Dr. Sue McDonnell is the founding head of the Equine Behaviour Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in the USA. Her work includes clinical, research and teaching activities focussing on equine behaviour and is particularly interested in stallion behaviour. Dr. McDonnell is the author of Understanding Horse Behavior (published by The Blood Horse in their Horse Health Care Library Series) and The Equid Ethogram, A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior (published by Eclipse Press). LINK

 

Interview with Dr Katherine Houpt Dr. Katherine Houpt is the James Law Professor of Animal Behaviour in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Houpt obtained her VMD in 1963 and PhD in 1972 in behaviuoral  biology from University of Pennsylvania.  She has more than 20 years of experience as an animal behaviourist and is also charter diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviour (ACVB).  She has extensively published research on equine, feline and canine behaviour and directs the Animal Behaviour Clinic at Cornell Hospital for Animals. Dr Houpt teaches small animal, equine and farm animal behaviour at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell and author of  Domestic Animal Behaviour (Blackwell Press). LINK

 

Interview with Dr Marthe Kiley-Worthington Marthe Kiley-Worthington is an internationally renowned ethologist and animal behaviour expert. Raised in Kenya, Dr Kiley-Worthington was then university-educated in the UK, before returning to Africa to continue her research and set up a farm. She then returned to the UK to complete her doctorate in communication in domestic and wild large mammals with Sussex University. Her postdoctoral work included developing an ethogram for cattle, and studying wild eland and blesbok. In 1973 she set up her first experimental ecological farm, while continuing her studies into cattle and equine behaviour. She is currently the Director of the Ecological Research and Education Centre in France, which provides consultancy services in ecological agriculture and in animal behaviour. Her research into animal behaviour continues focussing on domestic and African mammals especially elephants, rhino and buffalo in Zimbabwe.  Dr Kiley-Worthington has written numerous books including ‘The behaviour of horses in relation to management and training’, ‘Equine welfare’, ‘Equine education’ and ‘Horse watch: the equine report’. LINK

 

Interview with Lorraine Doherty Lorraine Docherty runs MONA-UK, the UK branch of MONA that she set up as a UK registered charity in 2005 after volunteering at the MONA sanctuary in Spain. Lorraine promised Olga Feliu, the Director of the sanctuary, that she would help to increase public awareness worldwide about the plight of primates suffering in captivity and also help promote the work on MONA in their mission to rescue abused primates. LINK

 

Interview with Beverley Cuddy Beverley Cuddy is the EDITOR of Dogs Today magazine and an influential advocate for dogs in social media. LINK