CE Events and Workshops

VCS Seminar: Dr. Gillian Haanen

"Neonatal Calf Assessment and Focus on Lactate"

Presenter: Dr. Gillian Haanen, 1st Year Resident, Large Animal Medicine

This seminar will focus on what changes within the calf during parturition and how that can be assessed. The second part will focus on my resident research project. Calves born at PUVTH are enrolled in the study and blood is taken at 5 time point within the first 48 hours to assess lactate.  One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. Caroline Aldridge

"Urinary Biomarkers of Inflammation and Disease"

Presenter: Dr. Caroline Aldridge, 1st Year Resident, Small Animal Medicine

This presentation will explore the role of biomarkers in veterinary and human medicine with a specific focus on biomarkers used in urology and nephrology. There will be a brief summary of my planned research project towards the end of the presentation. .  One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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Center for Animal Welfare Science Symposium

"Advancing Animal Welfare Science: Overcoming Obstacles to Implementation"

May 17-18, 2017 in Purdue University's Stewart Center.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) Symposium! 

This 1-day symposium examines the scientific information gathered to date on key topics and the difficulties that can be encountered in direct application.  Experts will discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles to implementing relevant animal welfare science findings in the field, laboratory and other applied settings. Topics to be explored will include agricultural, companion and laboratory animal welfare challenges and opportunities.  The symposium consists of several lectures, a panel discussion, poster session and reception, and is intended to be useful for scientists, students, veterinarians, animal producers, various animal industry personnel, legislators, and interested members of the general public.

Special CAWS workshops will be held on May 17:

Workshop #1

Integrating Animal Welfare into the Animal Science and Veterinary Curriculum

There is near universal agreement that veterinary and animal science students should graduate with a firm knowledge base in animal welfare science including being able to distinguish acceptable from unacceptable animal care practices. The educational opportunities currently available in many animal science and veterinary departments often result in outcomes that fall quite a bit short of this goal, however.

This half-day workshop will cover two inter-related topics. The first will be how to best teach animal welfare science to animal science and veterinary students. Implicit in this is how to best incorporate animal welfare science throughout the entire curriculum of animal-based disciplines. What must change in the institution to allow this to take place? The second topic is what should be the learning objectives in animal welfare courses and what is the animal welfare skillset that we want our graduates to possess.

Experts with experience teaching both animal science and veterinary curriculums will discuss these topics. The workshop is intended for educators from all disciplines, extension educators, scientists, veterinarians, students and members of the general public.

Workshop #2

Food Safety, Economics, and the Humane Food Movement

This half-day workshop will discuss the rise of the humane food movement and the impacts of humane food production on the animals, consumers, producers and food safety. Scientific and industry experts will discuss topics ranging from the food safety and animal welfare challenges associated with backyard flocks and urban farming to the rise of animal welfare certification programs. Additionally, consumer demand for humanely raised food and economic impacts of welfare friendly food practices will be discussed. The workshop is intended to provide animal producers and caretakers, animal industry representatives, extension educators, scientists, veterinarians, students and members of the general public with a forum to discuss humane food production, economics and food safety. 

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Canine Welfare Science Forum

Join us for the 2nd Annual Canine Welfare Science Forum, hosted by the Center for Animal Welfare Science, on May 19 in Purdue University's Stewart Center.

More details coming soon!

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