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Challenges and Advances in Poultry Welfare
Start Date: 10/29/2019Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/29/2019End Time: 5:00 PM
Event Description:
Challenges and Advances in Poultry Welfare

Speaker: Marisa Erasmus, Assistant Professor of Animal Science Abstract: Worldwide, the production and industrialization of poultry meat and eggs are increasing to meet the continually growing global demand for food. Concurrently, there is increased focus on agricultural sustainability and increasing public interest in animal welfare. Public interest has, in part, lead to changes in poultry housing and management, which impact agricultural sustainability and animal welfare. The resulting changes in housing and management lead to both poultry welfare challenges and opportunities. Some of these challenges, such as heat stress and disease are not new, but are becoming increasingly problematic as world production and climate change, while other challenges related to evolving housing systems, such as parasites and abnormal behavior, present new management challenges. Recent advances in technology and animal welfare science show great promise for monitoring and identifying poultry welfare challenges. In this presentation, the main welfare issues of poultry will be discussed as well as examples of how current research is addressing these issues using various technological approaches. Implications for the future of poultry welfare will also be discussed. 
Location Information:
Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences
270 S. Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences - CRTN
Contact Information:
Name: Wendy Madore
Phone: 765-496-0277
Additional Information
When: Oct. 29
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: CRTN, Rm. 1042

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