Animal Welfare and Behavior



Researchers in this focus area promote a multidisciplinary approach to advancing the science of food animal welfare through teaching, research and extension or outreach. The overarching goal of these programs is to improve animal health, animal handling, food safety and productivity. These faculty strive to advance and communicate the science of animal welfare in production poultry and livestock systems.


Animal Welfare and Behavior Researchers:

  • Wayne Kuenzel - Physiologist/Neurobiologist: avian neuroendocrinology with emphasis on the neuroendocrine regulation of stress and neural regulation of early sexual maturation and food intake with a focus on hypothalamic function
  • Shawna Weimer, Director, Tyson Center for Food Animal Welfare and Tyson Chair for Agricultural Food Animal Welfare and Assistant Professor