Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Research Groups: Animal Welfare Science and Ethics, Brain Health and Behaviour
Research Centres: RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics
Aline is a PhD student in the Animal Welfare Science and Ethics group investigating maternal influences on abnormal repetitive oral behaviour and social behaviour in young horses. The PhD project is supervised by Dr María Díez-Leon, Prof Christine Nicol, Dr Nicola Blackie and Dr Roberta Ferro De Godoy (Writtle University College).
Aline’s background is in Equine Science and graduated with a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Equine Science (Behaviour and Welfare) from Writtle College/University of Essex in 2015. Aline has experience working with sports horses, racehorses, stallions, broodmares and youngstock. During the Kentucky Equine Research internship, she further gained practical research experience in equine nutrition and exercise physiology.
J.D. Pagan, A. Hauss, A. Swanhall, E. Ford, E. Rugg, A. Pritchard and A. Bouquet (2018) Water, concentrate, and hay intake in thoroughbred racehorses, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 60, 120.
A Bouquet, J Amory, A Thompson, R Verwijs (2016) Evaluation of two modified Butanol-HCl methodologies for the analysis of free condensed tannins in conjunction with their quantity occurrence in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) dried at various temperatures, Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. 130.
There is increasing interest in assessment of mental well-being in animals mirroring current interest areas and research in humans. This theme addresses underlining emotional states in animals and where possible, aims to find neural explanations for these.
Welfare is about more than physical health, so we develop and test welfare assessment protocols to facilitate appropriate treatment and prioritisation of equine welfare issues. Our research has covered horses in England, including geriatric and rescue horses, as well as donkeys and mules in developing countries.