Extension and Engagement - Publications & Events

Extension Papers, Handouts and Other Publications

 
Animal welfare and animal rights: Ethics, science and explanations (purdue.edu) (Erasmus)
Factors Affecting Perceptions of Animal Welfare in Developing Countries (purdue.edu) (Croney)
Farm Animal Welfare: Audits and Certification Programs (purdue.edu) (Karcher, Erasmus)
Gut Feelings: How Probiotics May Improve Animal Welfare (purdue.edu)(Erasmus)

  
Animal Welfare Extension Publications

Organized by category (Food animals/Non-Food animals) then by species

Food Animals 

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Cows


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Goats

 


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Pigs


Poultry

Poultry


Non-Food Animals 

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Cats


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Dogs


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Horses


Events & Workshops

Each year the Center for Animal Welfare Science hosts a symposium in May.  

2021 

One Welfare:  What has COVID-19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?

2020 

Postponed due to Covid-19

2019

Building capacity to ensure innovative solutions to emerging animal welfare challenges

2018

2017

Presentations from the 2017 CAWS Symposium and Canine Welfare Science Forum

CAWS INTRODUCTION (PDF)

Candace Croney

SPONSORS (PDF)

Candace Croney

 

 

 

2016

The second annual CAWS Symposium was held May 19, 2016, and focused on current welfare challenges and strategies to address them in pets, food animals and laboratory animals.  Speakers from academia and industry were featured, including talks by Dr. Ed Pajor, University of Calgary, who gave the keynote address on improving animal welfare and Dr. Andrew Luescher, Purdue Professor Emeritus, who spoke on the psychological suffering of dogs in a human environment.

There were 135 in attendance for the day long symposium which included, in addition to the talks, graduate student poster presentations and a Q and A session by an Animal Welfare panel comprised of specialists from Cargill, AbbVie Research and Development, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Graduate students and CAWS members Megan LaFollette (center) and Amy Robinson-Junker (left) discuss their posters with Symposium attendees.

Graduate students and CAWS members Megan LaFollette (center) and Amy Robinson-Junker (left) discuss their posters with Symposium attendees.

 

CPB Graduate student Shankar (left) with Symposium attendees during poster session.

CPB Graduate student Shankar (left) with Symposium attendees during poster session.

Symposium attendees during the Q and A session with the panel of representatives from Cargill, AbbVie Research and Development, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Symposium attendees during the Q and A session with the panel of representatives from Cargill, AbbVie Research and Development, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Symposium attendees during the Q and A session with the panel of representatives from Cargill, AbbVie Research and Development, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Symposium attendees during the Q and A session with the panel of representatives from Cargill, AbbVie Research and Development, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Andrew Rowan, President and CEO of Humane Society International, speaks at the Symposium.

Andrew Rowan, President and CEO of Humane Society International, speaks at the Symposium.

2015

On May 21, CAWS welcomed 140 attendees from seven different universities, as well as industry personnel affiliated with the companion, laboratory and food animal industries, along with private practice veterinarians, legislative aides, and media representatives. Topics included public perceptions of agricultural animal welfare, ethics, the role of animal welfare in biomedical research, and current issues in companion animal welfare science.  A major highlight of the program was the corporate panel on animal welfare which included representatives from McDonald's, Cargill and Merck.  Academic speakers included Bernie Rollin, Colorado State University, Joe Garner, Stanford University, James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania, Chris Wolf and Janice Swanson, Michigan State University, Alan Beck and Bill Muir.  The program was sponsored by AgSeed, Merck, Elanco and Dean Foods.  Winners of the CAWS poster competition judged by representatives from MARS Petcare and Cargill included Elizabeth Byrd, Agricultural Economics, Carissa McCray, Agricultural Economics and Shankar Yadav, Comparative Pathobiology.

Moriah Hurt, MS student, Comparative Pathobiology
James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania highlights key welfare issues for companion animals
Bernie Rollin, Colorado State University gives the opening keynote
Jay Akridge, Dean, College of Agriculture greets the audience
Candace Croney, Director CAWS opens the program

 

 

 

 

 

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