Animal Welfare Science


PVM Faculty Collaborate on $1 Million Research Project into Rapid Sensor Technology for Cattle Disease

Friday, July 17th, 2020 - Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Purdue University researchers, including faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine, are developing technology to reduce diagnosis time to about 30 minutes.



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.



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...



So You’re Working from Home with Your Pet? Tips for Managing your “Fur-workers”

Friday, April 10th, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, who holds a joint appointment in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as professor of animal behavior and well-being and professor of animal sciences, is used to sharing her workspace with companion animals. The same cannot be said for millions of Americans now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Croney offers some thoughts about benefitting from and adjusting to new “fur workers.”



Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 - More people are turning to alternative diets to stay healthy. So can the same work for our pets? Veterinarians say it’s not that simple and can sometimes even be dangerous. “Nutrition is truly not all in a can or all in a bag and not all cans and bags are created equally,” said Dr. Nolie...



Health, Genetics, and Behavior Featured at Annual Canine Welfare Science Forum

Friday, June 14th, 2019 - The 2019 Canine Welfare Science Forum held in Stewart Center at Purdue University on Saturday, June 8, attracted over 150 attendees from across the United States. The annual program addresses canine welfare topics of relevance to dog breeders, shelters, kennel managers and caretakers, scientists, regulators, students, and pet industry personnel.




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