Health and Well-being

As the industrial nature of the agricultural community becomes more popular, public concern over farm animal welfare appears to be growing. Improving animal well-being within food animal production units has received considerable attention by department personnel. Given that knowledge of animal production has relatively little impact on attitudes and behavior of the public based on OSU research, recent educational efforts have focused on regulatory personnel and first-responders to accidents and community complaints. Within eXtension, department personnel provide resources for various communities of practice (CoP), including the development of a CoP for Farm Animal Welfare.

Animal Health and Well-being programs associated faculty members: