Join me in congratulating two of our Animal and Poultry Science graduate student members for a great job Wednesday May 14th at the 7th Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium! It was a great day, full of interesting research projects. CCSAW has increased their technological know-how and even a few conference talks with remote discussions. This year there was an overwhelming response to the call for abstracts. This meeting really does showcase the wide variety of animal welfare research going on at the University of Guelph campuses.
Graduate students presented their research and competed in the long talk and poster sessions. Micheal Walker won for his talk on using multiple mouse strains as a refinement and enrichment in experimental design showing us that is adds robustness to research and makes it more transferrable to the real world. Hillary Dalton won for her poster on keel bone fractures in laying hens housed in aviary systems. Her work is looking into how these are caused and what could be done to prevent them. Congratulations to you both!
APS News May 16th, 2014 By Judy Stryker