Animal Welfare Science


Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



CAWS Symposium Draws Participants Virtually from Around the World

Friday, May 28th, 2021 - In keeping with Protect Purdue requirements, the 2021 CAWS Symposium was held virtually May 19-20 and proved to be a hit, with 153 registrants participating from 30 states and nine countries. The two-day program focused on understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced perceptions about the human-animal bond.



Virtual CAWS Symposium Focuses on Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Friday, May 14th, 2021 - With a focus on understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced perceptions about the human-animal bond, the 2021 CAWS Virtual Symposium, set to begin next Wednesday, May 19, has attracted more than 80 registrants from eight countries including the U.S.



Center for Animal Welfare Science’s Virtual Symposium to Address Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Friday, April 30th, 2021 - The 2021 CAWS Virtual Symposium, set for May 19-20, will focus on understanding how the pandemic has influenced perceptions about the human-animal bond. The symposium is entitled “One Welfare: What has COVID-19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?” The two-day program will include sessions exploring the effects of the pandemic on animal welfare, human health and well-being.



Do Pigs Fly? Well, A PVM Scholar Says They Do Game

Friday, March 12th, 2021 - The idea of pigs playing video games might seem like something that only would happen “…when pigs fly.” But think again, because research has shown pigs are a lot smarter than you might expect.



Pigs can be taught how to use joysticks, experiment finds

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 - The intelligence of pigs has long been renowned — and scientists in the US have now found that they are clever enough to be able to use computer joysticks. Researchers from Purdue University in Indiana said they were able to train four pigs to carry out a “joystick operated video game task” to get treats....



Left behind: How to prepare pets for a post-pandemic life

Monday, January 4th, 2021 - Dr. Candace Croney sat down with the Associated Press to provide some tip for how to help your furry friends prepare for you return to campus, the office, & other work places. Read her tips at the Associated Press – Left behind: How to prepare pets for a post-pandemic life



Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

Monday, January 4th, 2021 - Recently, Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by the Associated Press about how the lives of pets have changed during the pandemic! Read more at the Associated Press – Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets



EU Policy on Dog Breeding

Friday, December 11th, 2020 - The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has cited Dr. Candace Croney’s research in informing their policies about Responsible Dog Breeding standards among its member nations. Dr. Croney is the Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University and a faculty member at Purdue Veterinary Medicine. Read more about...



Chicago Tribune: Aurora to study regulating sale of pets

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 - Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Canine Care Certified program was mentioned in the Chicago Tribune by Jonathan Burning, owner of Happiness is Pets. The Canine Care Certified program is a national accreditation program for dog breeders that ensures their operations are behaving ethically & responsibly. It was begun by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Candace...




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