Animal health and welfare

It is important for pets, zoo animals and farm animals to stay healthy. Animal scientists study  how animal housing and feed can affect health. Animal scientists also address welfare concerns in animal production, and they study how to keep animal slaughter humane. Plus, keeping animals healthy can help stop diseases from infecting humans.

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Read more: The magazine Animal Frontiers tackles the issue of animal welfare

Podcast: Analyzing “animal abuse” videos

In response to under-cover videos of animal production facilities, the Center for Food Integrity has formed the Animal Care Panel. The center hopes that animal behavior and welfare experts can help separate approved practices from alleged abuse in videos. In this podcast, Purdue scientist Candace Croney talks about her experience on the panel.

Listen to The Animal Science Podcast

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