Center for Animal Welfare Science


We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.

Our History

Purdue University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in agricultural animal behavior and welfare research

Center for Animal Welfare Science

Read the CAWS Strategic Plan
Read the CAWS Strategic Plan

 

CAWS LogoOur 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.

Highlights

CAWS 2018 Request for Proposals

Proposals are due March 16, 2018. 

Purdue CAWS invites Purdue faculty teams to submit proposals for internal seed grants directed at innovative approaches for addressing agricultural, laboratory and companion animal welfare issues. 

Click here for criteria and application/submission process.

Congratulations to these CAWS Members on their Recent promotions
To Full Professor:
Dr. Lynetta Freeman
Dr. Lynetta Freeman

Small Animal Surgery; Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Nicole Widmar
Dr. Nicole Widmar

Agricultural Economics; Purdue College of Agriculture

To Associate Professor:
Dr. Niwako Ogata
Dr. Niwako Ogata

Animal Behavior; Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Hsin-Yi Weng
Dr. Hsin-Yi Weng

Clinical/Analytical Epidemiology; Comparative Pathobiology; Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Maggie O’Haire
Dr. Maggie O’Haire

Human-Animal Interaction; Comparative Pathobiology; Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference and the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Research Day

CAWS members were well-represented at the recent campus-wide Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference and the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Research Day.

Caroline Crosslin

Food Shipping Preferences of U.S. Consumers

Caroline Crosslin

Advisor: Nicole Widmar

Ellen Green

Lighting Preferences of Laboratory Rats

Ellen Green (pictured), Beth Carper

Advisor: Brianna Gaskill

Katie Bachert

Is Bigger Always Better: Assessing the Effect of Cage Space on Mouse Welfare

Katie Bachert

Advisor: Brianna Gaskill

Lynda Mugenda

Refining On-site Welfare Assessment: Evaluating the Reliability of Field Instantaneous Dog Observation (FIDO) Scoring

Lynda Mugenda

Major Professor: Candace Croney

Congratulations to presenters Megan Riley, Mikayla Small and Andrew Pietraniec for earning third place awards for their posters.
Mikayla Small Andrew Pietraniec

Effect of Live and Recorded Observations on Shelter Dogs' Responses to Stranger Approach

Mikayla Small and Andrew Pietraniec

Advisor: Candace Croney

Megan Riley

Exploring Tickling Dosages: Do Frequency and Duration Matter?

Megan Riley

Advisor: Brianna Gaskill

Membership

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Contact Us

Contact the Center for Animal Welfare Science

DirectorDr. Candace Croney
Emailccroney@purdue.edu
Phone765-496-6665

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

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