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American Society of Animal Science-Western Section
2017-06-20 to 2017-06-23
Fargo, ND, USA link

Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?
2017-06-27 to 2017-06-29
University of London, Surrey, UK
Animal welfare science is a relatively young field but it is developing rapidly. A recent review noted that over the last two decades the number of scientific publications in this area has increased by 10-15% annually. This research has been used to make many real improvements to the welfare of animals throughout the world. With the aim of developing new ideas and of promoting higher quality and better-focused animal welfare science, this three day symposium will consider whether and how animal welfare scientists can make progress in these and other areas. link

Welfare impacts of controlled atmosphere methods for stunning or killing animals
2017-06-29 to 2017-06-30
Southern England, UK

Exposure to gases, other inhaled agents such as anaesthetics, or low atmospheric pressures are used to kill a range of animals including farmed livestock, laboratory animals and pests or invasive species. There is on-going debate as to whether any or all of these controlled atmosphere methods are humane. This meeting will consider the animal welfare impacts of various controlled atmosphere stunning or killing techniques upon a range of species and in different scenarios. The meeting aims to facilitate a cross-disciplinary examination of the welfare impacts of the various methods, as well as to map out future research priorities.

The meeting will feature invited talks from a range of expert scientists as well as submitted talks on the latest research developments. link

Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security
2017-07-08 to 2017-07-12
Baltimore, MD, USA

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from July 8 to July 12, 2017. 

As many of you are aware, this is the inaugural year of the meeting. Therefore, we have three main goals for the 2017 meeting: 1) to present high quality, relevant science that links animal science and animal agriculture, 2) to return to our roots, by having a number of the social events that will enhance networking and add a family feel to the meeting and 3) to create a successful and sustainable new meeting model. link

7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfar at Farm and Group Level
2017-09-06 to 2017-09-09
Wageningen, The Netherlands

WAFL is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level. WAFL2017 is organized by the Wageningen Centre for Animal Welfare and Adaptation (CAWA), in collaboration with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science.

WAFL2017 will be held near Wageningen, The Netherlands, from 6-8 September 2017.

Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare at group level (on farms, at slaughter,…) are welcome to WAFL2017. To name a few: link