April 04, 2018

Animal Behavior and Well-Being Symposia at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting

Have you made plans to attend this year’s Animal Behavior and Well-Being Symposia, during the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show? This year there will be two symposia on this topic:

Farm animal welfare management practices and consumer perceptions: Finding a common balance without jeopardizing productivity - Sponsored by CSAS. Presentation titles and speakers include:

-“Contentious procedures in dairy: public attitudes and the response of science” — Dr. Dan Weary (University of British Columbia)
-“Lameness, foot lesions and injuries: impact on the cow, farmer and consumer” — Dr. Laura Solano (Farm Animal Care Associates, Calgary)
-“Can we mitigate castration pain in beef cattle? - What it means for animal comfort, productivity and consumer perception” — Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge)
-“Validation of stress indicators for the assessment of animal welfare and prediction of meat quality variation” — Dr. Luigi Faucitano (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke)
-“Dairy calf and heifer management: nutrition, socialization and housing effects on welfare and public perception” — Dr. Joao Costa (University of Kentucky)
Incorporating natural behavior and ethological knowledge into intensive livestock farming.

Presentation titles and speakers include:

-“Improving dairy goat management systems: We need to start with natural behavior” — Dr. Gosia Zobel (Ag Research NZ)
-“Are we raising “normal” cows? Effects of early life diet, feeding plan, and housing on the natural behavior of cattle” — Dr. Joao Costa (University of Kentucky)
-“Maternal isolation behavior in cattle: effect of management” — Dr. Peter Krawzcel (University of Tennessee)
-“Swine Welfare” — Dr. Nicolas DeVillers (Agriculture and AgriFood Canada)
-“Easing the transition: using feedlot cattle behavior as a management tool” — Ms. Amanda Mathias (Texas A&M University)

Don’t miss these exciting symposia and all of the additional symposia at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Register today!

Meeting Details:

Housing Deadline - June 18, 2018

ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting Dates - July 8-12, 2018

World Conference on Animal Production (WCAP) Dates - July 5-8, 2018