College of Veterinary Medicine

Research in IPN

Sylvie Cloutier


  Sylvie Cloutier

Research Assistant Professor
eMail: scloutie@vetmed.wsu.edu
Office Phone: 509-335-7896
Office: VBR 113
(Laboratory of Dr. Ruth Newberry)


Biographical Information

Dr. Cloutier received her B.Sc in Biology in 1987 from McGill University, her M.Sc. in Biology in 1990 from University Laval, and her Ph.D. in psychology in 1997 from University du Qubec Montral From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Cloutier has been a post doctoral associate at Washington State University Department of IPN and Center for the Study of Animal Well-being with Dr. Ruth Newberry. Since 2004. Dr. Cloutier is a research assistant professor in the Department of IPN and Center for the Study of Animal Well-being. Her research focuses on factors affecting the behavior and well-being of animals, and the quality of human-animal interactions.She is also teaching a course on the role of veterinarian in issues related to the human-animal bond/interaction.


Selected Publicationss

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2010. Physiological and behavioural responses of laboratory rats housed at different tier levels and levels of visual contact with conspecifics and humans. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2010.03.003

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2008. Use of a conditioning technique to reduce stress associated with repeated intra-peritoneal injections in laboratory rats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 112, 158-173.

Gifford, A.K., Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2007. Effects of object exposure time and delay interval on object recognition memory of the domestic pig. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 107, 206-217.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C., Skaer, T.L. 2006. Consumption of alcohol by sows in a choice situation. Physiology and Behaviour, 88, 101-107.

Cloutier, S., Forquer, M.R. Sorg, B. 2006. Low-level lindane exposure alters extinction of conditioned fear in rats. Toxicology, 217, 147-154.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C., Cambridge A.J., Tobias, K.M. 2005. Behavioural signs of postoperative pain in cats following onychectomy or tenectomy surgery. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 92, 325-335.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C., Honda, K. 2004. Comparison of social ranks based on worm-running and aggressive behaviour in young domestic fowl. Behavioural Processes, 65, 79-86. 

Donaldson, T.M., Newberry, R.C., Å pinka, M., Cloutier, S. 2002. Effects of early play experience on play behaviour of piglets after weaning. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 79, p. 221-231.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C., Honda, K., Alldredge, J.R. 2002. Cannibalistic behaviour spread by social learning. Animal Behaviour, 63, 1153-1162.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2002. Differences in skeletal and ornamental traits between laying hens cannibals, victims, and bystanders. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 77, p.115-126.

Cloutier, S. Newberry, R.C. 2002. A note on aggression and cannibalism in laying hens following re-housing and re-grouping. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 76, p.157-163.

Å ustr, P., Å pinka, M., Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2001. Computer-aided method for calculating animal configurations during social interactions from x,y coordinates of color-marked body parts. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 33, p. 364-370.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2000. Recent social experience, body weight and initial patterns of attack predict the social status attained by unfamiliar hens in a new group. Behaviour, 137, p. 705-726.

Cloutier, S., Weary, D.M., Fraser, D. 2000. Can ambient sound reduce distress among piglets during weaning and restraint? Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 3, p. 107-116.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C., Forster, C.T., Girsberger, K.M. 2000. Does pecking at inanimate stimuli predict cannibalistic behaviour in domestic fowl? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 66, p. 119-133.

Cloutier, S., Beaugrand, J.P., Lagu, P.C. 1996. The role of individual characteristics and of patterns of resolution in the formation of dominance orders in triads of domestic hens. Behavioural Processes, 38, p.227-239.

Cloutier, S., Beaugrand, J.P., Lagu, P.C. 1995. The effect of prior victory or defeat in the same site as that of subsequent encounter on the determination of dyadic dominance in the domestic hen. Behavioural Processes, 34, p.293-298.

Cloutier, S., Newberry, R.C. 2010. Physiological and behavioural responses of laboratory rats housed at different tier levels and levels of visual contact with conspecifics and humans. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 125, 69-79.

Popular science publications

Cloutier, S. & Newberry, R.C. 2009. Tickled pink. Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly, 58 (2), 24-25.

Cloutier, S. & Newberry, R.C. 2007. Simple housing changes may improve laboratory rat welfare. Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly, 56 (4), 18-19

Last Edited: Jul 09, 2013 8:34 AM   

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