Poultry Welfare Center receives funding

The University of Guelph’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (CCSAW) has received a $125,000 donation for studies of turkey welfare. The donation from Hybrid Turkeys, a leading supplier of the world’s turkey genetics, will support research to learn how animals perceive and respond to their environments and handling techniques. A poultry welfare […]

PHRN Prof Tina Widowski in the news

The cage-free egg trend: Is it just a shell game? Source: Read here Excerpt from the news article: “There’s a downside to taking birds out of their cages,” says Tina Widowski, the Egg Farmers of Canada research chair in poultry welfare at the University of Guelph, “in that they’re free, but they’re also free to get […]

Dr. Stephanie Torrey

PhD, MS, BS Dr. Torrey is a researcher in Animal Biosciences, studying poultry behaviour and welfare. Her team of graduate and undergraduate students focus on fundamental and applied research with broiler and broiler breeder chickens and turkeys. The past, current and upcoming studies include those examining feed restriction practices in broiler breeders; development of injurious […]

PHRN Prof. Tina Widowski talks about cage-free eggs…

Prof. Tina Widowski, Animal Biosciences, was quoted in a Feb. 5th  Toronto Star Story . The article focussed on a recent decision by two major restaurant chains to use only eggs from cage-free hens. Widowski discussed the various ways eggs are sourced in Canada and associated animal welfare issues.  She is the director of U […]

Keel Bone Damage: Research to address the issue (Dr. A. Harlander Lab)

Within the laying hen industry, there are various animal welfare concerns associated with the contemporary production systems used for these egg-layers. Keel bone damage (KBD) is one such critical issue that extends to all housing systems, genetic lines, and management styles whereby pain, compromised welfare, and reduced productivity are likely outcomes. It is assumed that […]

Dr. Tina Widowski

Poultry Welfare Center receives funding PHRN Prof Tina Widowski in the news PHRN Prof. Tina Widowski talks about cage-free eggs… Poultry industry connects with Academic Researchers U of G Maintains Poultry Breeds to Protect Heritage Genes University of Guelph key player in nationwide poultry research cluster Dr. Widowski’s specialization is Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare […]

Dr. Bill Van Heyst

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1990. In my fourth year, I became interested in environmental fluid mechanics which led me to continue my education by pursuing a Masters degree (1992). and eventually my Ph.D. degree (1997), both in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. For […]

Dr. Patricia V. Turner

(BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT) Dr. Turner completed a BSc in biochemistry at McMaster University, an MS in pharmacology at Dalhousie University and a DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College. After working in a large animal practice for two years, she returned to Guelph to complete a DVSc in comparative pathology. Dr. Turner is board certified […]

Dr Chanelle Taylor

(BSc, DVM) Dr. Taylor completed her BSc in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in 2010, with a special interest in Poultry husbandry and welfare, working throughout her degree in different aspects of the layer industry and in research at the University of Guelph. She went on to complete her DVM degree at the […]

Dr. Alice Hovorka

PhD Dr. Hovorka has completed her PhD at Clark University in Massachusetts. Her research program broadly explores human-environment relationships and is theoretically informed by feminist, poststructuralist and posthumanist philosophical perspectives. She focuses on three specific research areas: lives of animals in Botswana; urbanization, gender and everyday life in Botswana; teaching and learning in higher education. She […]

Dr. Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek

DVM, Dr. med. vet., PD, Diplomate ECAWBM (WSEL) Dr. Harlander is an Austrian-born veterinarian who graduated from the Veterinary University of Vienna. She worked at the University of Hohenheim (D), University of Giessen (D) and University of Bern (CH). Dr. Harlander is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. Dr. […]

Dr. Michele Guerin

(DVM, MSc, PhD) After an 8-year period working in clinical practice, Dr. Guerin investigated possible career options in food safety, zoonoses, public health, and outbreak investigations, which led to her MSc in epidemiology followed by a PhD in the same area of study. Her MSc research focused on temporal links of Salmonella serotypes in human and animal populations, […]