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Your pets are stressed out, too

Friday, May 29th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with lifestyle...



COVID-19 and Animal Behavior

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 - Just recently Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by Jim Richards on Newstalk 1010 about how COVID-19 is affecting animals and pets. You can listen along at iHeartRadio.



Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by CNN on how the closure of meatpacking plants are forcing farmers to turn to Craigslist to sell their animals. Read the full story at Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist on CNN.



The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals.

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by VOX about the ripple effects of meat packing plant closures. You can read the full story at The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals on Vox.



A real life ‘Contagion’: Humans may be to blame for viruses jumping from animals to us

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - It could be a real-life “Contagion,” much like the movie. As a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe, a timely new study has identified key drivers of “virus spillover” from mammals to humans. “The lack of awareness in the society for climate change and the role of wildlife has multiplied this problem to many folds. The wildlife...



CORONAVIRUS: A warning shot from nature?

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of VirologyUniversity, was featured in TRT World’s Round Table Discussion on COVID19.



The Road from Farm to Table

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University, and Dr. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, answer questions, provide background, and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare. Read...



Purdue starts limited COVID-19 testing in diagnostic lab; goal to expand state’s capacity in serving patients

Friday, April 17th, 2020 - Purdue University is continuing to lend expertise and resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic through increasing Indiana’s testing capacity for the virus thanks to a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana hospitals.



Faculty invited to present pandemic-related knowledge in short videos for the public

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 - O'Haire is one of more than a dozen Purdue faculty members – and growing ­– who are now sharing knowledge pertinent to the pandemic crisis in short videos collected on a new website.



Can your pet help you cope during social distancing? Science says yes.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - WHAT: The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people all over the world to practice social distancing and stay home – but some of their housemates might be making the transition easier: their pets. Researchers at the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine say pets can provide a source of social support during stressful times...




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