Cows in the digital age: Robotics for better welfare

Introduction  Diana Teixeira is a veterinary student from Portugal. Having been exposed to the world of dairy farming from childhood, Diana’s intimate knowledge of the industry has given her a unique understanding of the ways in which technology can be used to improve farm animal welfare. Diana’s family’s farm first introduced robotics onto their farm…

Supporting the Human-Animal Bond to Advance Animal Welfare

Article by Serena George, University of Wisconsin-Madison Class of 2023July 10, 2020 The human-animal bond dates back to as many as 15,000 – 40,000 years ago when dogs became the first organism that humans domesticated.1,2 Today, approximately 62% of Americans live with a pet,3 and the American Veterinary Medical Association states, “The veterinarian’s role in…