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Institute's Leader Presents Animal Welfare Talk

Monday, October 19, the International Animal Welfare Training Institute presents "Looking Out For The Animals: The value of a community emergency and disaster veterinary response team for improving animal welfare awareness," by John Madigan, DVM, MS, DACVIM.

Madigan, professor of equine medicine and director of the International Animal Welfare Training Institute at the School of Veterinary Medicine, will speak at the free public event as part of the International Animal Welfare Training Institute 2009 lecture series.

Madigan has developed slings and lifting devices for horses and cattle now used in emergency response and veterinary care worldwide. He has been a leader in disaster preparedness for animal-related emergencies and of community response to emergencies involving animals, including helicopter technical rescue of stranded horses, Yuba County floods, the wildfires of 2006 affecting more than 1,000 sheep and other events affecting the well-being of animals.

In his talk, Madigan will discuss the evolution of awareness about animal welfare and how the care of animals can define a society and community. 

The lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the public at no charge. There is a fee to park on campus.  

Date: Monday, October 19, 2009

Lecture time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: 1020 Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine– Adjacent to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital