Annual Symposium

7th Annual Symposium: Current Issues and Advances in Food Animal Wellbeing




The 7th Annual Symposium will be held August 3, 2017


8:30 am – Welcome

8:45 am – Considerations and Innovations in Transporting Day-Old Chicks and Poultry Breeding Stock
Kate Barger, DVM, Dir. World Animal Welfare, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, AR

9:30 am – Characterization of the Thermal Micro Climate of Broilers during Transport
Yi Liang, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Extension, Agriculture and Biological Engineering, U of A

10:15 am – Break

10:30 am – My Experience with Transportation of Commercial Hogs
Jason McAlister, Dir., Animal Welfare, Triumph Foods, St. Joseph, MO.

11:15 am – Managing Beef Cattle Health and Wellbeing: Challenges and Opportunities
Jeff Carroll, Ph.D., Research Leader, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Livestock Issues Research Unit, Lubbock, Texas

12:00 pm – Lunch will be provided with pre-registration

1:00 pm – Technology will Advance Animal Wellbeing
Hongwei Xin, PhD, Dir., Egg Industry Center, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering/Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1:45 pm – We Are All In this Together
Yvonne Thaxton, PhD, Emeritus Dir., Center of Food Animal Wellbeing, U of A, Fayetteville, AR

2:00 pm – Impact on Wildlife Refuges
Emily McCormack, Animal Curator and Internship Director, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, AR

2:30 pm – Impact on Purebred Dog Breeders
Stacy Mason, Sr. Breeder Field Representative, American Kennel Club (AKC)

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm – Impact on Medical Research
Kimberly J. Murphy, LATG, CMAR, CPIA, IACUC Research Compliance Analyst, UMAS, Little Rock, AR

3:45 pm – Impact on the Legal System
Elizabeth Rumley, B.A., JD, LL.M, Senior Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center, U of A, Fayetteville, AR

4:15 pm Questions for Panel

4:30 pm – Wrap up and Adjourn