2021 CAWS Virtual Symposium
One Welfare: What has COVID19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?

May 19 - 20

One Welfare:  What has COVID-19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?


Events that have unfolded during the COVID-19 pandemic have clearly illustrated the inter-connections between animal, human, and environmental health and welfare, as well as the inter-dependence of people who work with animals in the food producing sectors and those who depend on and are impacted by them. Nuances of broader human-animal interactions and their implications for mental, physical, and socio-economic welfare have also been revealed, emphasizing the need for a “One-Welfare” approach in considering how to balance and optimize human and animal interests both during and outside times of crisis.  The ethical imperative to be intentional about considering, identifying, and supporting marginalized and particularly vulnerable communities while also prioritizing animal welfare must also be addressed.  It is therefore critical to understand the challenges of developing more integrative approaches and to explore scientific evidence that provides insights that can inform responsive, agile practice and research prioritization.

 

This program will explore the effects of COVID-19 on animal welfare, human health and well-being.  Experiences and lessons learned about managing animal welfare during a human health crisis will be discussed, incorporating perspectives from farmers, veterinarians, scientists, and global food producers. Implications for the US food chain as well as those working with animals in other sectors will be explored, along with lessons learned about the practical, economic, and socio-ethical considerations that are needed for immediate implementation and improved preparation in future.  Critical to the discussion will be the need to protect human health and mental well-being while attending to animal welfare during crisis situations.

One Welfare: What has COVID19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?

Organizing Committee

CANDACE CRONEY, PH.D.
Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science
Professor of Animal Behavior and Well-being

ALAN BECK, SC.D.
Director, Center for the Human-Animal Bond
Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology

LUIZ F. BRITO, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences

MARISA ERASMUS, PH.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

DARRIN KARCHER, PH.D.
Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, Poultry Extension Specialist

 


Program

Day 1:  Wednesday | May 19, 2021                                                           

OPENING REMARKS
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
Candace Croney, Ph.D., Purdue University
 
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  ADVERSITY, SOCIAL INEQUALITIES, AND MULTISPECIES FAMILIES:  LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19
1:10 PM – 2:10 PM
Jennifer Applebaum, M.S., University of Florida
 
DISEASE DETECTION CANINES-A ONE HEALTH APPROACH
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM
Cynthia Otto, DVM, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

BREAK
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
 
PANDEMIC PUPPIES: NEW SPOTLIGHT ON OLD PROBLEMS
3:15 PM – 4:05 PM
Lee Niel, Ph.D., University of Guelph
 
US DEMAND AND SUPPLY FOR DOGS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CANINE WELFARE
4:05 PM – 4:55 PM
Roger Haston, Ph.D., The Institute for Animals

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS
4:55 PM
Candace Croney, Ph.D., Purdue University


Day 2:  Thursday | May 20, 2021                                                                                                                                   

DAY 2 OPENING REMARKS
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
Candace Croney, Ph.D., Purdue University

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: PRIORITIZING HUMAN HEALTH AND WELFARE DURING COVID-19
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM
Heather Fowler, VMD MPH PhD DACVPM, National Pork Board
 
COVID-19 EFFECTS ON LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: A ONE WELFARE ISSUE
2:00 PM – 2:50PM
Laura Boyle, Ph.D., Animal Welfare Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre 
 
BREAK
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM
 
INDUSTRY PANEL & DISCUSSION
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Angela Baysinger, DVM, M.S., Merck Animal Health – Emergency Euthanasia
Karen Christensen, Ph.D., Tyson Foods – Adaptations and learnings from an industry perspective
Heather Fowler, VMD MPH PhD DACVPM, National Pork Board – Epidemiology

THE ROAD FROM FARM TO TABLE & VIEWS ON WHERE WE ARE NOW
4:15 PM – 5:05 PM
Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., Purdue University
 
CLOSING REMARKS
5:05 PM
Candace Croney, Ph.D., Purdue University

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