To promote the welfare of animals through research, outreach and education.
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The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare
247 ANNU Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, CANADA
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NEW! CCSAW Newsletter Issue 26
Hybrid Turkeys Supports Animal Welfare Research at the University of Guelph
9th Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Marian Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford: Can animal welfare science resolve the paradox of animal consciousness?
Wednesday, May 11th, 9am-5pm
*The location has been changed to Room 1714, Lifetime Learning Centre, OVC
Registration is now closed.
*The room is full, however you may still register to join via webinar, here.
A Utilitarian Perspective on Companion Animals
Dr. Gary Varner, Texas A&M University
The Welfare of Animals
Dr. Tyler Flockhart
University of Guelph
Consumer Perspectives on Animal Welfare: What They Think, What They Know and Why it Matters
Dr. Michael Von Massow
University of Guelph
MSc position: Space requirements for growing pullets
MSc and PhD positions available: How does gut microbiota modulate intestinal physiology & behavioural abnormalities associated with feather plucking in birds?
PhD or Post-Doctoral positions available: Self-medication for pain relief in birds
MSc position: Natural repellents (essential oils) for the control of external insect pests in animal production
MSc position: Bioactive plants for the control of gastrointestinal nematodes in dairy production
MSc by Coursework position:
'Can Horses Distinguish Between Neurotypical and Mentally Traumatized Humans?'
Post-Doctoral position in Behavioural Regulation of Skeletal Pain
The Campbell Centre and Saputo Inc. have partnered to create a new animal welfare program at the University of Guelph. More info
OVC Grad Student Wins Video Prize
Congratulations to Catalina Medrano-Galarza, PhD Candidate in the Department of Population Medicine, OVC, for taking top spot in the “My Research in 180 Seconds” contest! More info
Drs. Ian Duncan, Michael Von Massow and Tina Widowski discuss animal welfare on CBC's 'The Sunday Edition'
B4 U Get A PET
A new website informs future pet parents. Read more
Celebrating 25 years!
Though we couldn't possibly cover it all in one issue, you can read some of our highlights & history here.
Take a minute to read our 2014 -2015 Annual Report!
It covers our most significant activities and achievements over the past year, all toward improving animal welfare through research and education.
University of Guelph students have once again posted stellar results in an annual animal welfare assessment competition, with Ontario Veterinary College DVM and graduate student teams placing second overall, and the undergraduate student team placing 1st overall, in their respective divisions. Read more
Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare - Dr. Tina Widowksi
CCSAW director Dr. Tina Widowski is the Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare. In this position Dr. Widowski studies laying hen behaviour and welfare, and how to best manage laying hen housing systems. Watch Video.
Keel bone fracture research for the improvement of laying hen welfare
The welfare of laying hens still ranks amongs the most important of welfare issues for citizens, governmental organizations, and policy makers. There is a trend from conventional cages to enriched cages and non-cage systems, including single- and multi-tier systems where there is freedom of locomotion for the birds. A downside, however, is that up to 80% of the birds in these systems have keel bone fractures from collisions with equipment. Dr. Alexandra Harlander, Dr. Tina Widowski, and PhD student Teresa Casey have been studying this problem, toward improving the aviary system overall. Watch video...
Animal welfare is becoming a key focus for farmers and industry members involved in food production.
The Campbell Centre works with animal caretakes on a regular basis, as they respond to animal welfare concerns and issues. Sparkair features some of the many outreach initiatives of the Cambell Centre, including our Virtual Poultry Welfare Centre website and our Livestock and Poultry Welfare Assessment Training Program for OSPCA inspectors. Watch video...