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.
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! Read more about Feifei's research here.
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
Request for Proposals on Animal Welfare Science -
Establishing science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs
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)