Animal Welfare Symposium

October 16, 2009

The issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, and recently Ohio's farm animal production practices have come under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare being held at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives that are grounded in science and education.

The "Ohio State Animal Welfare Symposium: Building Partnerships to Address Animal Welfare," will take place Friday, October 16 from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio.

The symposium is organized by Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, which have recently partnered with the Animal Welfare Science Centre of Australia.

The purpose of the symposium is to celebrate the new partnership, while examining issues surrounding animal welfare in Ohio and across the country, highlighting current animal welfare research and encouraging balanced discussions. Continuing education credit is available. Tentative agenda and registration information

Further updates on the Ohio State Animal Welfare Symposium will be posted to the Web site as they become available. Look for future releases on the event as more details become available.
For more information, contact Melissa Weber, director of communications and marketing for the College of Veterinary Medicine at (614) 292-3752 or e-mail weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu.

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.