Research


Paradox of addressing animal welfare while dehumanizing people

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - At a point in time where a global pandemic is threatening human health and an extraordinary public awakening about systemic racism is fueling societal unrest in the U.S. and across the world, it feels a little tone deaf to be discussing animal welfare. Nonetheless, fueled in part by public discussions of the food chain breaking...



BMS Scholar Helps Lead Cancer Research Team Harnessing Protein Power to Stop Tumor Growth

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - Dr. Marxa Figueiredo, associate professor of basic medical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, played a leadership role on a team of Purdue University scientists who have created a new therapy option that may help halt tumor growth in certain cancers such as prostate, which is among the most common types of cancer in men.



Graduate Students Honored with PVM Research Day Awards

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - Among the many changes to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s spring schedule induced by the COVID-19 pandemic was the cancellation of the annual PVM Research Day. Nevertheless recipients were selected for the research awards customarily presented during the event.



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.



Media Outlets Turn to PVM Experts for Insights Related to COVID-19

Friday, May 8th, 2020 - Two Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members, Dr. Suresh MIttal and Dr. Candace Croney, have been interviewed recently by major media outlets seeking perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic.




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