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February 22, 2002

U of G hosts visiting swedish lecturer

February 22, 2002

The University of Guelph's Colonel K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare will be hosting the Basil Capes Memorial Lecturer the first week of March.

This year's lecturer is Bo Algers, a professor in the Department of Animal Environment and Health at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He will be giving a public lecture on "Welfare and Efficiency: Can They be Put Together in Piglet Production?: A Swedish Example" March 4 at 7.30 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Lifetime Learning Centre. All are welcome.

Originally trained as a veterinarian, Alger has focussed his research has combined the use of ethology, physiology and health measures in studying how different housing systems affect the health and welfare of cattle, pigs and poultry. Much of his work has dealt with maternal abilities and mother-young interactions in pigs. He is a member of the Council for Animal Welfare at the Swedish Board of Agriculture and has participated as an expert in the Council of Europe Standing Committee on Animal Welfare.

In addition to the public lecture, Algers will be meeting with students and faculty at the university and with staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The lecture is sponsored by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada.

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