The time has come to bid adieu to our CCSAW Petroglyph Figure and retire it just before its 25th birthday. The Figure emerged into the world in spring of 1996 (just like some of our current graduate students!).
Renewed this year is a Tier 2 CRC in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare held since 2015 by Dr. Trevor DeVries. He will receive $100,000 a year for five years.
By understanding the behaviour of dairy cattle, he aims to recommend optimal feeding, housing and management strategies. Those recommendations are intended to improve animal welfare, enhance production and ensure quality milk products for consumers.
“We’re ensuring a product that is not only nutritious but is also sourced from animals that have been raised with a high standard of welfare,” said DeVries.
The OVC Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Lab, led by CCSAW Core Faculty member Dr. Lee Niel, is launching a new study examining how your cat responds to petting!
Participation will involve video recording a couple of petting sessions with your cat, and completing online survey check-ins over a 4-week period (January 11, 2021).
To see if you are eligible for this study, complete the recruitment survey by following this link:
Congrats to Lindsey Kitchenham on a successful MSc defence! Read the abstract for her work and thesis.
Shaping the Future for Laying Hens ▪ B4 U Get a Pet ▪ Saputo Dairy Care Program ▪ Animal Memorial Services at the University of Guelph ▪ Teaching and Reaching the Children ▪ Gayle Ecker Wins Prestigious Equine Industry Vision Award ▪ University of Guelph Celebrates Success at Welfare Judging Competition ▪ Top Video Prize Awarded to Catalina Medrano-Galarza ▪ First Ever Innovation Grant Awarded to Dr. Katrina Merkies ▪ Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series
Celebrating 25 years! ▪ From the Director ▪ Mona Campbell: The Woman Behind the Name ▪ Dr. David Porter ▪ Dr. Frank Hurnik ▪ Dr. Ian Duncan ▪ An Evolving Field - Twenty Years of Animal Welfare Science ▪ Master's by Coursework Program a Success ▪ Where Are They Now? ▪ U of G and CCSAW Honour Eminent Scientis
Comfort at a Cost? ▪ Third Annual Animal Welfare Symposium ▪ OSPCA Agent Training ▪ Getting to the Root of the Matter: Tusk Trimming Boars ▪ Culling Turkeys Safely and Humanely ▪ Gambling, Greyhounds, and the "Great Recession" ▪ Toward Zen in the Sheep Pen ▪ The Transport Truck: A Pig's Eye View ▪ 9th Annual Animal Welfare Judging Competition ▪ Distance Education at U of G ▪ Events