Researcher Details

Dr. Jeffrey P. Rushen

Researcher Information

Position: Research Scientist

Institution: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site, Agassiz, British Columbia

Contact Information

Email: jeff.rushen@agr.gc.ca

Website: www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1181920596212&lang=e

Areas of Interest: Husbandry, feeding systems, housing, practices, disease prevention. Animal management. Response to stress. Animal physiology. Dairy cattle. Biochemistry and morphology. Production, producing herd/flock. Confinement (fencing).

Subjects: Animal comfort, Animal behaviour

Projects

Development of a genome-based resource for stress susceptibility in dairy cattle: toward improved health and reduced involuntary culling

Jan-2001, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre

Improvement of milk yield, efficiency of milking and of dairy cattle welfare by reducing cows' stress at milking

Oct-1996, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Improving standing walking surfaces for dairy cows to reduce lameness, and increase efficiency of handling and feed utilization

Jan-2001, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Cow comfort: free-stall design and the vulnerable cow

Jan-2002, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Feeding calves more milk: managing rearing systems to improve weight gains and welfare

Sep-2004, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Improved on-farm detection and treatment of lameness in dairy cattle

May-2006, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Building better barns: developing science based recommendations for cattle housing and management that improve cow comfort

Jan-2007, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

lnnovative periparturient dairy cow management to improve cow's immune functions and productivity

Jan-2009, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site

Improving cow comfort to increase longevity in tie stalls and free stalls in Quebec and Ontario dairy herds

Apr-2010, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Pacific Agri-Food Research - Agassiz Site