Animal science expert
Focus on welfare of dairy animals but also exotic livestock species

David Arney is engaged in education and research in animal science. Principle interests include the welfare of farm animals, in particular dairy animals, but also exotic livestock species; and the nutrition and reproductive behaviour of the dairy cow. Currently involved in projects in these areas. Particularly in relation to the COST project he is involved in a major investigation into the designed improvement in the quality of milk constituents through nutritional manipulation. He has refereed papers for the Journal of Dairy Research, the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, the British Journal of Nutrition, the Journal of Animal Science, and for the Estonian Journal of Agricultural Science. Reviewed books for the Journal of Animal Welfare and he has reviewed articles in Proceedings of the ISAH. Have been involved in novel research projects in Hungary, Mongolia, Estonia and the UK.


  • Cooper, M; Arney, D; Phillips, C. (2008). The effect of temporary deprivation of lying and feeding on the behaviour and production of lactating dairy cows. Animal, 2, 275 - 283.
  • Whistance, L.; Arney, D.; Sinclair, L.; Phillips, C. (2007). Defaecation Behaviour of Dairy Cows Housed in Straw Yards or Cubicle Systems. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105, 14 - 25.
  • Cooper, M.; Arney, D.; Phillips, C. (2007). Two- or Four-Hour Lying Deprivation on the Behaviour of Lactating Dairy Cows . Journal of Dairy Science, 90, 1149 - 1158.
Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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