Dr. Horback works with CDFA to educate public on the Prop 12 Fairs and Exhibitions Guidance for 4H and FFA (Sept 2023).


See beautiful gray wolves use puzzle boxes as UC Davis researches pack personality. The Sacramento Bee. September 2023.

The UK is considering legal protections for animals’ feelings — so what do animals ‘feel’? The Verge. July 2021

Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive & sustainable. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis Outlook Magazine, June 2020

Pet pigs can communicate with humans—especially when food is involved  National Geographic. July 2019

Pigs and fish: Personality in animals  Science for the People Podcast. April 2018

Blog Post:  Identifying Pig Personality Traits in Group-Housed Sows New Standard Group. September, 2017

New standards in animal welfare raise new issues San Francisco Chronicle. August, 2017

What they don’t tell us: the complexities of pig behavior The California Aggie. July, 2017

Weighing Pig Personality. Is One Sow Better Than Another in Group Housing?  UC Davis News. July, 2017

Penn scientists have the chops to assess porkers’ psychological well-being Philadelphia Inquirer. August, 2016

The Quest To Build A Better Pig That’s Easier To Raise Humanely Fast Company. February, 2015

What if pigs had better personalities? Pacific Standard. July 2014

Pigheaded: How smart are swine? The Modern Farmer. March, 2014

Elephants are aggressive, but fish just bite? The Scientist. December, 2013

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