UC-Davis to create Animal Welfare Institute

Development meeting slated for Sept. 5

Published: August 28, 2008
By Jennifer Fiala

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. 

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