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

Lecture by Dr. Peter Carruthers - Animal Minds are Real, (Distinctively) Human Minds are Not, Wednesday, Nov 18th - Click to learn more

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

Read more about how the newest project from CAWS!

CAWS Members to Lecture at Purdue Veterinary Conference

Drs. Croney and O'Haire, as well as other CAWS members, are scheduled to give lectures on animal welfare science topics. Visit here to learn more about their talks and the conference.

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

May 2015 Newsletter


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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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