Engagement and Outreach

Canine Welfare Science Forum 2018

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The 3rd annual Canine Welfare Science Forum was held June 9, 2018 at Stewart Center on the Purdue campus and was attended by nearly 200 dog breeders, veterinary professionals, representatives from industry and canine welfare specialists. The program included presentations by:

  • Dr. Candace Croney, Professor of Animal Behavior and Well-being,Purdue University
  • Dr. Kate Shoveller, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Joe Camp, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Purdue University
  • Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Genetics, Purdue University
  • Ms. Traci Shreyer, Applied Animal Behaviorist

Talks focused on nutrition, genetics, kennel parasites and socialization/enrichment.

Conference Presentations

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Our thanks to our sponsors

  • American Kennel Club
  • Indiana Council for Animal Welfare
  • The Family Puppy
  • Pinnacle Pet
  • Illinois Husbandry and Animal Welfare Association


Canine Welfare Science Activity and Events 2017

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Annual Canine Welfare Science Forum (May 20, 2017)
The second annual Canine Welfare Science Forum was held on May 19, 2017. The goals of the Forum are to make scientific information on dog welfare accessible to stakeholders outside of academia and to facilitate dialogue between those stakeholders and research scientists. During this event, speakers from the Croney lab, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, and other institutions shared their work with attendees. Dr. Candace Croney spoke on rehoming breeding dogs after retirement. Dr. Judith Stella and Dr. Amy Bauer presented their work on the dental health of dogs housed in commercial breeding facilities. Dr. Steve Thompson of the Purdue's Community Practice spoke about preventive dental care for dogs. Dr. James Serpell from the University of Pennsylvania spoke about the importance of the early environment in shaping the behavior and welfare of dogs throughout their lives. Dr. Kate Shoveller of the University of Guelph shared information about the role of nutrition in the health of dogs at different life stage. Planning for the 2018 Canine Welfare Science Forum is underway!

Conference Presentations

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Program Collaborations & Partnerships

We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the following organizations who have facilitated and enhanced our research and engagement efforts. 

  • Almost Home Humane Society
  • Humane Society of Indianapolis
  • Indiana Council for Animal Welfare
  • Fair Oaks Farms

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