JOIN US FOR THE 2013 MVMA ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE!
Animals and Society – How We Interact
November 25, 2013 • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • MSU Pavilion

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Once again the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association brings together experts in animal behavior and welfare from across the world for a full day of educational sessions you won’t want to miss!

Watch our promotional video featuring Dr. Steve Halstead and a few other feathered and four-legged guests!

MVMA encourages all those interested in animal welfare to attend including:

• Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary practice staff
• Humane society and shelter personnel
• Farmers/producers and related organizations
• Rescue groups
• Students
• Animal owners/advocates

The conference will emphasize how veterinarians work together with producers and others for humane treatment of animals at every stage of life. A variety of issues facing veterinarians and other individuals involved in all aspects of animal care and handling will be examined. Sessions are as follows:
 

8:30-8:45 am Welcome
8:45-9:30 am Assessing Canine Behavior in Shelters
CJ Bentley, Michigan Humane Society
9:30-10:30 am
Understanding the Disconnect Between Society and High Tech Agriculture
Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor and Extension Veterinarian,
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:45 am Animal Welfare – A Historical Perspective
David Favre, JD, Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property
and Animal Law, Michigan State University College of Law
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm Facial Expressions of Animal Pain
Jeff Mogil PhD, E.P. Taylor Professor of Pain Studies and the Canada Research Chair
in the Genetics of Pain, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1:45-2:45 pm Who has the Better Welfare -The 4H Chickens or the Small Commercial Flock?
Courtney Daigle, PhD and Dana Dampbell, PhD,
Visiting Research Associate, MSU Animal Behavior and Welfare Group
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:45 pm The Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now?
Camie Heleski, PhD, Coordinator of Michigan State University’s Horse Management Program, 
Chair of the Equine Scientists’ Committee Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Horses, Canada
3:45-4:45 pm Pig Handling Demonstration: How to Get That Pig To Do What You Want!
Janice Siegford, MS, PhD, CAAAB, Assistant Professor, Animal Behavior and Welfare Group,
Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University
4:45 pm Wrap Up and Final Comments

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 View 2012 Conference Proceedings

 



 2012 MVMA Animal Welfare Conference

Held November 19, 2012 at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, Michigan

All session recordings can be found on MVMA's YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today!

  CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS SESSION RECORDINGS

Jeffrey Cruz

 

  Prosecuting Animal Control Abuse Cases

Jan Shearer, DVM

 

Procedures for Humane Euthanasia
Morals and Ethics of Euthanaisa
Iowa State University Humane Euthanasia Website

Guidelines for Euthanasia of Cattle 

Bernie Rollin, PhD 

Animal Ethics, Telos and Recollection 

The Ethics of Small Animal Cancer Treatment 
What Makes a Pig a Pig and a Dog a Dog? The Importance
of Natural Behavior

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD

 

Animal Welfare Programs . . . Risk Mitigation or Risk Propagation? 

Camie Heleski, PhD and 
Janice Siegford, PhD 

Who Has Better Welfare:
The Guide Dog or the Police Dog?

Who Has Better Welfare:
The Guide Dog or the Police Dog? 

Ben Barlett, DVM 

Low Stress Cattle Handling for Fun and Profit 

 Livestock Handling Demonstration


View 2011 Conference Proceedings 

 


 

 2011 MVMA Animal Welfare Conference

Held November 21, 2011 at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, Michigan

 

 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
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 SESSION RECORDINGS 

Temple Grandin, PhD

Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach

How to Set Up and Implement Animal Welfare Audits
Using Animal Behavior in the Development of Best Handling Practices

Ian JH Duncan, PhD

Asking the Animals What They Feel:
Preference Testing and Motivation

Asking the Animals What They Feel:
Preference Testing and Motivation
 

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD

Why Welfare, Why Now?

Where Are All the Happy Cows? What Does a Happy Cow Look Like and Why does it Matter?

Camie Heleski, PhD and
Janice Siegford, PhD

Welfare Assessment: Comparing Welfare of a Housecat and a Barncat

Who Has Better Welfare? The Barn Cat or the House Cat?

Shirene Cece-Clements, DVM and Debby MacDonald

 

The Veterinarian’s Role in Small Animal Cruelty:
Part I: Presented by Dr. Cece-Clements 
Part II: Presented by Ms. MacDonald

Tina Widowski, PhD

 

How Important is Normal Behavior for Animal Welfare?

 

 

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