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Veterinary organizations take diversity- and equity-related action
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 - Banfield Pet Hospital focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion during its virtual Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, Sept. 14-15. Participants included (clockwise from top left) Melissa Marshall, Banfield’s senior vice president of people and organization; Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Willie Reed, dean of Purdue University College of Veterinary...
League of VetaHumanz to diversify veterinary workforce
Monday, September 28th, 2020 - Role models can help children see themselves in a future career, and a new initiative at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is helping develop veterinary medical role models every child can relate to. Learn More
Paradox of addressing animal welfare while dehumanizing people
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - At a point in time where a global pandemic is threatening human health and an extraordinary public awakening about systemic racism is fueling societal unrest in the U.S. and across the world, it feels a little tone deaf to be discussing animal welfare. Nonetheless, fueled in part by public discussions of the food chain breaking...
Your pets are stressed out, too
Friday, May 29th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with lifestyle...
COVID-19 and Animal Behavior
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 - Just recently Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by Jim Richards on Newstalk 1010 about how COVID-19 is affecting animals and pets. You can listen along at iHeartRadio.
Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist
Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by CNN on how the closure of meatpacking plants are forcing farmers to turn to Craigslist to sell their animals. Read the full story at Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist on CNN.
The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals.
Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by VOX about the ripple effects of meat packing plant closures. You can read the full story at The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals on Vox.
A real life ‘Contagion’: Humans may be to blame for viruses jumping from animals to us
Monday, May 11th, 2020 - It could be a real-life “Contagion,” much like the movie. As a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe, a timely new study has identified key drivers of “virus spillover” from mammals to humans. “The lack of awareness in the society for climate change and the role of wildlife has multiplied this problem to many folds. The wildlife...
CORONAVIRUS: A warning shot from nature?
Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of VirologyUniversity, was featured in TRT World’s Round Table Discussion on COVID19.
The Road from Farm to Table
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University, and Dr. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, answer questions, provide background, and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare. Read...