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Can You Feel the Love: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 - We’ve all heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend” but what does science say about our bond with animals? Studies show that our pets and service animals can increase connection between humans by improving mental, social and emotional functioning. In this episode, Kerri Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate at the Purdue University Center for...



Longtime PVM Staff Member Kris Kazmierczak Receives Nostalgic Farewell

Friday, January 24th, 2020 - After more than four decades of service to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kris Kazmierczak, RVT, has retired as the veterinary research technical assistant for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. PVM faculty and staff congratulated Kris at a farewell reception held in her honor January 16 in the Veterinary Medical Library.



Study Shows Equine Asthma Can Distinguish Winners from Losers on the Racetrack

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 - When just a few seconds makes the difference between first and last place, equine athletes need to bring their best game to the track. For those that don’t, the issue can often be traced to the lungs. “Unlike the heart or muscle, the lung in the horse athlete is a limiting factor,” said Dr. Laurent Couëtil, director of Purdue University’s Equine Sports Medicine Center and professor of large animal internal medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine.



World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the steady and progressive loss of brain cells. Those afflicted show early symptoms of trembling in their hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. It can progress to the point...



Dr. Croney Receives Substantial Grant to Study Dog Welfare in Commercial Breeding Kennels

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 - The Stanton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.98 million to Dr. Candace Croney and her research team to study the welfare of dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels.  Dr. Croney serves as director of the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) and holds a joint appointment as professor of animal behavior and...



Dr. Candace Croney Featured on New TV Show about Animals

Friday, June 29th, 2018 - Dr. Candace Croney, director of the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) and professor of animal behavior and well-being, made an appearance Saturday, June 23, on National Geographic's season 1, episode 2 of “Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things.” As host of the show, Howie Mandel narrates cute clips of animals doing odd, cute, or funny behavior while also including a splash of animal facts.



PVM-led Study Shows Veterans with PTSD Who Have Service Dogs May Experience Physiological Benefits

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - A new study led by Purdue Veterinary Medicine researchers shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. The study is the first published research to use a physiological marker to define the biobehavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD.



Attendees Flock to Purdue Canine Welfare Science Forum

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - The Canine Welfare Science Forum held at Purdue University last weekend attracted more than 170 attendees from across the country, including 30 walk-ins who registered the day of the event. The one day program in Stewart Center Saturday, June 9, addressed important aspects of providing a good quality of life for dogs.



CPB Graduate Student Recognized for Outstanding Research

Friday, May 18th, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate student Kerri Rodriguez received top honors from the Purdue University Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs earlier this month when she received the 2018 Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA). Kerri, a human-animal interaction graduate student in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, was recognized for her research titled, “The Effect of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Salivary Cortisol in a Population of Military Veterans with PTSD.”



PVM Scholar Among Authors of New Farm Animal Welfare Report

Friday, May 4th, 2018 - Five Purdue University researchers, including Dr. Candace Croney, director of the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS), are among the authors of a new report examining the scientific, ethical, and economic aspects of farm animal welfare.




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