Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saputo donates $500,000 for welfare research

Saputo Inc. is donating $500,000 to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph to support its research into dairy-herd welfare.

The focus will be on providing practical dairy welfare education, including workshops for veterinary students, veterinary practitioners, and dairy producers.

It will also include a fourth-year dairy welfare rotation for students within the doctor of veterinary medicine program. 

“This new program fits nicely with our mission to promote the welfare of animals through research, outreach and education” says Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.

“It will complement and help expand current animal health and well-being learning opportunities offered at the University of Guelph,” she said.