For years, livestock producers and pet owners alike have noticed that their animals react differently to different situations. Recent research has revealed why animals act the way they do.
Animal behavior scientists can better understand what causes certain behaviors and what those behaviors mean in terms of the overall physiology, health and welfare of animals. The most recognizable animal behavior scientist is Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University. She has revolutionized how the livestock industry handles and transports animals and resulted in drastic changes in how animal facilities are built. Hear the story of how she revolutionized livestock handling and improved animal welfare in the video below: