Center for Animal Welfare Science


CAWS Students

fei award picFeifei Yan received the Certificate of Excellence for Presentation at the annual Poultry Science Association meeting, 2015. Feifei was awarded a 2015 CAWS graduate student travel scholarship to attend the meeting. Her research, done under the direction of CAWS member, Dr. Heng Wei Cheng (USDA ARS LBRU) and Patricia Hester (An SC), focuses on the effect of dietary supplementation of probiotics on performance and skeletal health of laying hens. Congratulations to Feifei and her advisors on this notable achievement! Read more about Feifei's research here.

CAWS MembersDr. Cheng studies reducing heat stress in chickens.

CAWS member, Dr. Heng-Wei Cheng and his collaborators study thermal perches as cooling devices for reducing heat stress in caged laying hens. Read more about his work here.

News & Events

Second Annual Caws Symposium

Register for the 2nd Annual CAWS Symposium on May 18th, 2016.

View the Preliminary Program (PDF)

Request for Proposals on Animal Welfare Science -

Faculty Seed Grants for Innovative Approaches to Addressing Current Animal Welfare Challenges (PDF)

Employment Opportunity

Master's-level Graduate Research Assistant with the Erasmus Lab

Establishing science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs

Read more about how the newest project from CAWS!

Spring Travel Grant

Congratulations to our Spring Travel Grant Awardees: Chris Byrd, Jiaying Hu, Shankar Yadav, and FeiFei Yan!

Current Center Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter (PDF)


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Contact Us

Contact the Center for Animal Welfare Science

Director: Dr. Candace Croney
Phone: 765-496-6665

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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