About the Contest
The Animal Welfare Assessment Contest (AWJAC) aims to provide a unique educational experience while strengthening student vocabulary and reasoning skills. The competition teaches students to assess the welfare of animals in a variety of settings using science-based methods and reasoning. Students are given the opportunity to weigh evidence and present sound evaluations. This contest ensures that tomorrow's leaders in the animal industries develop strong communication skills and acquire enhanced knowledge of animal welfare.
The contest is open to veterinary students, undergraduates, and graduate students. A limited number of veterinarians also take part each year as non-competitive participants.
2018 Host Institution
Colorado State University (CSU) will host the annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Assessment Contest in 2018
Species covered in the 2018 contest include:
- Dairy Goats
- Egg Laying Ducks
- Green Iguanas
- Live Assessment Polo Ponies
Please be prepared to assess the welfare of ALL aspects of each species' life, including but not limited to transport, housing, health, training, retirement, production, slaughter/euthanasia, etc.
For More Information
Please contact Dr. Sharon Kuca,(847) 285-6713;