Davis, Calif. — The University of
California-Davis (UC-Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine plans to address
animal-welfare issues by forming an entire institute devoted to such interests.
While details are sketchy, a Sept. 5 meeting
is scheduled to develop the idea. John E. Madigan, DVM, MS, a professor within
the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, is slated to head the institute,
which will bring UC-Davis faculty together with agricultural industry
representatives to discuss welfare as it pertains to food animals.
Following the talks, UC-Davis will release more information, officials say.