Center for Animal Welfare Science


We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.

Our History

Purdue University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in agricultural animal behavior and welfare research

Center for Animal Welfare Science

CAWS LogoOur 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.

Highlights

CAWS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Dr. Colleen Brady, Dr. Stacy Zuelly, and Dr. Ahmed Mohammed

CAWS welcomes new members Dr. Colleen Brady, Professor of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Dr. Stacy Zuelly, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, and affiliate member, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed, Assistant Lecturer of Animal Behaviour and Management, Assiut University, Egypt.

Click here to learn more about our newest members

AWARDEES OF CAWS SEED FUNDING 2017

Brianna GaskillColleen Brady

Congratulations to Drs. Brianna Gaskill and Colleen Brady for being awarded 2017 CAWS internal seed grants directed at innovative approaches for addressing animal welfare issues. Dr. Gaskill's project is entitled "Improving Mouse Welfare by Identifying Aggression Reducing Pheromones" and Dr. Brady will study "The Role of Mindset and Locus of Control on the Welfare of Working Horses in Central and Latin American Communities."

Click here to read more about their projects.

2017 CAWS Travel Grant Recipients

Megan LaFolletteLindsey Robbins

Congratulations to Megan LaFollette and Lindsey Robbins, both PhD students in the Purdue Department of Animal Sciences, on being awarded 2017 CAWS travel grants. LaFollette presented her work,"It's No Laughing Matter: Cage Color and Light Intensity Alter Rat Affect," at both the International Society for Applied Ethology regional meeting in Ames, Iowa, May, 2017, and the ISAE International Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, August, 2017. Robbins presented her work, "Behavioral Responses of Allegheny Woodrats to Fluctuating Enrichment Stimuli and their Implications for Reintroduction Programs," at the ISAE regional meeting in Ames, Iowa, May, 2017. Click here to see summaries of their presentations.

Membership

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Contact Us

Contact the Center for Animal Welfare Science

DirectorDr. Candace Croney
Emailccroney@purdue.edu
Phone765-496-6665

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