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Francoise Wemelsfelder

Dr

  • Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

1995 …2022
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Research Output 1995 2019

2019
1 Downloads (Pure)

Development of a fixed list of terms for the Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of shelter dogs

Arena, L., Wemelsfelder, F., Messori, S., Ferri, N. & Barnard, S., 4 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, e0212652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Animals
Surgical Instruments
Dogs
dogs
Health

Using Qualitative Behaviour Assessment to investigate human-animal relationships in zoo-housed giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Patel, F., Wemelsfelder, F. & Ward, S., 21 Jun 2019, In : Animals. 9, 6, 381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Giraffa camelopardalis
human-animal relations
zoos
Surgical Instruments
animals
2018

A method to develop an effective animal welfare protocol: laboratory mice

Campos Luna, I., Wemelsfelder, F., Miller, A., Beard, A. & Leach, M. C., 2018, p. 44. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

animal welfare
mice
animal housing
abnormal behavior
audits
2 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Dairy cows under experimentally-induced Escherichia coli mastitis show negative emotional states assessed through Qualitative Behaviour Assessment

de Boyers des Roches, A., Lussert, A., Faure, M., Herry, V., Rainard, P., Durand, D., Wemelsfelder, F. & Foucras, G., 20 Jun 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 206, p. 1 - 11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
mastitis
dairy cows
Escherichia coli
remission
cows
2 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Using qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) to explore the emotional state of horses and its association with human-animal relationship

Minero, M., Dalla Costa, E., Dai, F., Canali, E., Barbieri, S., Zanella, A., Pascuzzo, R. & Wemelsfelder, F., 16 Apr 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 204, p. 53 - 59 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Horses
Farms
Animal Behavior
Leisure Activities
Principal Component Analysis
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Application of Free Choice Profiling to assess the emotional state of dogs housed in shelter environments

Arena, L., Wemelsfelder, F., Messori, S., Ferri, N. & Barnard, S., 24 Jun 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 195, p. 72 - 79 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
5 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of animal-based indicators for use in a welfare assessment protocol for sheep

Richmond, SE., Wemelsfelder, F., de Heredia, IB., Ruiz, R., Canali, E. & Dwyer, CM., 11 Dec 2017, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 4, 210

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sheep
animals
thirst
gait
posture
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of horses exposed to short-term emotional treatments

Hintze, S., Murphy, E., Bachmann, I., Wemelsfelder, F. & Wurbel, H., 28 Jun 2017, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 196, p. 44 - 51 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
horses
plastic bags
animal welfare
animals
grooming (animal behavior)
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

The assessment of landscape expressivity: a free choice profiling approach

Harding, SP., Burch, SE. & Wemelsfelder, F., 23 Jan 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 1, e0169507.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
terminology
digital image
research and development
methodology
health
2016
8 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Emotions after victory or defeat assessed through Qualitative Behavioural Assessment, skin lesions and blood parameters in pigs

Camerlink, I., Peijnenburg, M., Wemelsfelder, F. & Turner, SP., 28 Jul 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 183, p. 28 - 34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
skin lesions
emotions
aggression
swine
blood
15 Citations (Scopus)

On-farm Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of dairy goats in different housing conditions

Grosso, L., Battini, M., Wemelsfelder, F., Barbieri, S., Minero, M., Dalla Costa, E. & Mattiello, S., 29 Apr 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 180, p. 51 - 57 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dairy goats
farms
goats
farmed animal species
analysis of variance
7 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
physiological response
Dogs
dogs
principal component analysis
Statistical Factor Analysis
2015
18 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

On-farm qualitative behaviour assessment in sheep: repeated measurements across time, and association with physical indicators of flock health and welfare

Phythian, CJ., Michalopoulou, E., Cripps, PJ., Duncan, JS. & Wemelsfelder, F., 28 Nov 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 175, p. 23 - 31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Sheep
flocks
sheep
farms
lameness
10 Citations (Scopus)

The sensitivity of QBA assessments of sheep behavioural expression to variations in visual or verbal information provided to observers

Fleming, PA., Wickham, SL., Stockman, CA., Verbeek, E., Matthews, L. & Wemelsfelder, F., May 2015, In : Animal. 9, 5, p. 878 - 887 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sheep
Visual Analog Scale
Surgical Instruments
Analysis of Variance
32 Citations (Scopus)

Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as an indicator of welfare in donkeys

Minero, M., Dalla Costa, E., Dai, F., Murray, LAM., Canali, E. & Wemelsfelder, F., 5 Nov 2015, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 174, p. 147 - 153 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equidae
asses
Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis
farms
Animal Welfare
14 Citations (Scopus)

Validating the use of qualitative behavioural assessment as a measure of the welfare of sheep during transport

Wickham, SL., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Miller, DW., Beatty, DT., Stockman, CA., Blache, D., Wemelsfelder, F. & Fleming, PA., 2015, In : Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 18, 3, p. 269 - 286 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sheep
body temperature
heart rate
trailers
blood
2014
20 Citations (Scopus)

Applying ethological and health indicators to practical animal welfare assessment

Wemelsfelder, F. & Mullan, S., 2014, In : OIE Scientific and Technical Review. 33, 1, p. 111 - 120 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
animal welfare
animals
animal well-being
emotions
quality of life
12 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative behavioural assessment of the motivation for feed in sheep in response to altered body condition score

Stockman, CA., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Miller, D., Wickham, SL., Verbeek, E., Matthews, L., Ferguson, D., Wemelsfelder, F. & Fleming, PA., 2014, In : Animal Production Science. 54, p. 922 - 929 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

body condition
ewes
sheep
testing
animals
21 Citations (Scopus)

Socialising piglets in lactation positively affects their post-weaning behaviour

Morgan, T., Pluske, J., Miller, D., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Wemelsfelder, F. & Fleming, PA., 13 Jun 2014, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 158, p. 23 - 33 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

piglets
weaning
lactation
swine
suckling
2013
24 Citations (Scopus)

Application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment to horses during an endurance ride

Fleming, PA., Paisley, CL., Barnes, CL. & Wemelsfelder, F., 15 Feb 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 144, p. 80 - 88 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horses
lameness
exercise
animals
35 Citations (Scopus)

Inter-observer reliability of Qualitative Behavioural Assessments of sheep

Phythian, C., Michalopoulou, E., Duncan, J. & Wemelsfelder, F., 15 Feb 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 144, p. 73 - 79 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sheep
animal welfare
veterinarians
animals
students
38 Citations (Scopus)

Potential risk factors associated with contact dermatitis, lameness, negative emotional state, and fear of humans in broiler chicken flocks

Bassler, AW., Arnould, C., Butterworth, A., Colin, L., De Jong, IC., Ferrante, V., Ferrari, P., Haslam, S., Wemelsfelder, F. & Blokhuis, HJ., 2013, In : Poultry Science. 92, p. 2811 - 2826 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
contact dermatitis
fearfulness
lameness
flocks
risk factors
35 Citations (Scopus)

The correlation of Qualitative Behavior Assessments with Welfare Quality® protocol outcomes in on-farm welfare assessment of dairy cattle

Andreasen, SN., Wemelsfelder, F., Sandoe, P. & Forkman, B., 2013, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 143, 1, p. 9 - 17 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dairy cattle
farms
dairy farming
animal welfare
animals
2012
9 Citations (Scopus)

A science of friendly pigs: carving a conceptual space for addressing animals as sentient beings

Wemelsfelder, F., Birke, LIA. (ed.) & Hockenhull, J. (ed.), 2012, Crossing boundaries: Investigating human-animal relationships. Birke, LIA. & Hockenhull, J. (eds.). The Hague, Netherlands: Brill Publishers, p. 223 - 251 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

42 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing pig body language: Agreement and consistency between pig farmers, veterinarians, and animal activists

Wemelsfelder, F., Hunter, AE., Paul, ES. & Lawrence, AB., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, 10, p. 3652 - 3665 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nonverbal communication
activists
veterinarians
farmers
swine
8 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioural and physiological measures following treadmill exercise as potential indicators to evaluate fatigue in sheep

Cockram, MS., Murphy, E., Ringrose, S., Wemelsfelder, F., Miedema, HM. & Sandercock, DA., 2012, In : Animal. 6, 9, p. 1491 - 1502 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exercise equipment
exercise
sheep
animal transport
electromyography
50 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative behavioral assessment of transport-naive and transport-habituated sheep

Wickham, SL., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Miller, DW., Beatty, DT., Stockman, C., Blache, D. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Science. 90, p. 4523 - 4535 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of Angus steers during pre-slaughter handling and relationship with temperament and physiological responses

Stockman, CA., McGilchrist, P., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Miller, D., Wickham, SL., Greenwood, PL., Cafe, LM., Blache, D., Wemelsfelder, F. & Fleming, PA., 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 142, p. 125 - 133 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

temperament
Angus
physiological response
slaughter
cattle
65 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of emotionality in pigs

Rutherford, KMD., Donald, RD., Lawrence, AB. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 139, 3-4, p. 218 - 224 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

swine
azaperone
animals
nonverbal communication
testing
26 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative behaviour assessment of dairy buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

Napolitano, F., De Rosa, G., Grasso, F. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2012, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 141, p. 91 - 100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buffaloes
dairies
animal behavior
animals
farming systems
2011

Environmental challenge and animal agency

Spinka, M., Wemelsfelder, F., Appleby, MC. (ed.), Mench, JA. (ed.), Olsson, A. (ed.) & Hughes, BO. (ed.), 2011, Animal Welfare. Appleby, MC., Mench, JA., Olsson, A. & Hughes, BO. (eds.). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, p. 27 - 43 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

67 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative behavioural assessment and quantitative physiological measurement of cattle naive and habituated to road transport

Stockman, CA., Collins, T., Barnes, AL., Miller, D., Wickham, SL., Beatty, DT., Blache, D. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2011, In : Animal Production Science. 51, 3, p. 240 - 249 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
roads
cattle
body temperature
neutrophils
heart rate
2010
35 Citations (Scopus)

The assessment of emotional expression in dogs using a Free Choice Profiling methodology

Walker, J., Dale, A., Waran, N., Clarke, N., Farnworth, M. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2010, In : Animal Welfare. 19, p. 75 - 84 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dogs
Kinesics
Horses
Swine
2009
44 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the response of foals to the presence of an unfamiliar human

Minero, M., Tosi, MV., Canali, E. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2009, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 116, p. 74 - 81 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of perceived environmental background on qualitative assessments of pig behaviour

Wemelsfelder, F., Nevison, I. & Lawrence, AB., 2009, In : Animal Behaviour. 78, 2, p. 477 - 484 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

swine
nonverbal communication
Sus scrofa
confidence interval
analysis of variance
23 Citations (Scopus)

Welfare assessment: correlations and integration between a Qualitative Behavioural Assessment and a clinical/health protocol applied in veal calves farms

Brscic, M., Wemelsfelder, F., Tessitore, E., Gottardo, F., Cozzi, G. & Van Reenen, CG., 2009, In : Italian Journal of Animal Science. 8, p. 1 - 306 306 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008
56 Citations (Scopus)

The qualitative assessment of responsiveness to environmental challenge in horses and ponies

Napolitano, F., De Rosa, G., Braghieri, A., Grasso, F., Bordi, A. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2008, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 109, p. 342 - 354 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2007

Apathy

Wemelsfelder, F., Velarde, A. (ed.) & Geers, R. (ed.), 2007, On Farm Monitoring of Pig Welfare. Velarde, A. & Geers, R. (eds.). Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 47 - 52 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

120 Citations (Scopus)

How animals communicate quality of life: the qualitative assessment of animal behaviour

Wemelsfelder, F., 2007, In : Animal Welfare. 16, p. 25 - 31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2006
68 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative assessment of social behaviour of dairy cows housed in loose housing systems

Rousing, T. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2006, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 101, p. 40 - 53 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005

Animal boredom: understanding the tedium of confined lives

Wemelsfelder, F. & McMillan, F. (ed.), 2005, Mental health and well-being in animals. McMillan, F. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 79 - 91 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2004
31 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative categories for the interpretation of sheep welfare: a review

Wemelsfelder, F. & Farish, M., 2004, In : Animal Welfare. 13, p. 261 - 268 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The role of humans in the management of organic herds

Vaarst, M., Wemelsfelder, F., Seabrook, M., Boivin, X., Idel, A., Vaarst, M. (ed.), Roderick, S. (ed.), Lund, V. (ed.) & Lockeretz, W. (ed.), 2004, Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture. Vaarst, M., Roderick, S., Lund, V. & Lockeretz, W. (eds.). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, p. 205 - 225 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2003
51 Citations (Scopus)

Applications for methods of on-farm assessment

Main, DCJ., Kent, JP., Wemelsfelder, F., Ofner, E. & Tuyttens, FAM., 2003, In : Animal Welfare. 12, p. 523 - 528 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating parameters to assess on-farm welfare

Spoolder, H., De Rosa, G., Hornig, B., Waiblinger, S. & Wemelsfelder, F., 2003, In : Animal Welfare. 12, p. 529 - 534 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

On-farm assessment of the effect of management and housing type on behaviour and welfare in dairy cattle

Haskell, MJ., Rennie, LJ., Bowell, VA., Wemelsfelder, F. & Lawrence, AB., 2003, In : Animal Welfare. 12, p. 553 - 556 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001
198 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the 'whole animal': a free-choice - profiling approach

Wemelsfelder, F., Hunter, EA., Mendl, MT. & Lawrence, AB., 2001, In : Animal Behaviour. 62, p. 209 - 220 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioural and physiological methods to evaluate fatigue in sheep following treadmill exercise

Cockram, M., Murphy, E., Ringrose, S., Wemelsfelder, F., Miedema, H. & Sandercock, DA., 31 Jul 2001. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

exercise equipment
exercise
sheep
methodology
electromyography
18 Citations (Scopus)

The inside and outside aspects of consciousness: complementary approaches to the study of animal emotion

Wemelsfelder, F., 2001, In : Animal Welfare. 10 (Supplement), p. 129 - 139 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

The qualitative assessment of animal behaviour as an on-farm welfare monitoring tool

Wemelsfelder, F. & Lawrence, AB., 2001, In : Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica. 30 (Supplement), p. 21 - 25 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle