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.
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?
- Words Matter: Implications of Semantics and Imagery in Framing Animal-Welfare Issues
- Lack of Negative Effects on Syrian Hamsters and Mongolian Gerbils Housed in the Same Secondary Enclosure
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!
Feifei 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!
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