Center for Animal Welfare Science
Our Mission: To promote animal welfare through science-based information and education to advance socially responsible decisions concerning animal care.
Our Goal: To facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in order to identify animal welfare challenges, strategies to alleviate them, and education to aid implementation.
Our History: Purdue University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the area of agricultural animal behavior and welfare research. Read More...
We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.
- Research and demonstration to improve air quality for the U.S. animal feeding operations in the 21st century - A critical review
- Sensitivity analysis to aid shelter management decisions: how does altering expenditure affect operational viability?
- Bonding with commodities: Social constructions and implications of human–animal relationships in contemporary livestock production.
- The biology of the human-animal bond.
- OHAIRE research group and HARBI work together to understand the effects of therapy dogs on war veterans with mental health issues... Check out the May newsletter for more information (PDF).
News & Events
Save the Date for the CAWS Spring Symposium
- The second annual CAWS Spring Symposium will be held on May 18th, 2016 at Purdue University. Save the date and we hope to see you there.
Spring Travel Grant
- Congratulations to our Spring Travel Grant Awardees: Chris Byrd, Jiaying Hu, Shankar Yadav, and FeiFei Yan!
Current Center Newsletter