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OSU to Hold 2nd Annual Animal Welfare Symposium

by 5m Editor
2 November 2010, at 10:26a.m.

US - The second annual Ohio State University (OSU) Animal Welfare Symposium is set for 30 November at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus.

The symposium is a joint venture between the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Animal Sciences.

This year's keynote speaker is Professor Temple Grandin of Colorado State University. Professor Grandin is internationally renowned for her work in animal welfare, particularly in regards to improving livestock and poultry handling practices. She will be addressing many key areas of humane handling of livestock on the farm that have been heavily scrutinized and criticized recently, especially in Ohio.

In addition, speakers who are equally well known for their work in animal welfare will be covering topics pertinent to Ohio and all of the United States, including assessment and management of pain in livestock, euthanasia considerations, and public perceptions of farm animal welfare relative to current production practices.

The goal of the symposium is to increase knowledge about farm animal welfare, stimulate thoughtful discussion, and create and enhance effective partnerships that are critical to ensuring responsible, sustainable food production in Ohio.

For further programme details, click here.