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Behavior Science: How It Affects Our Patients and Our World

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Behavior Club and Tufts Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo Animal, and Exotic Medicine Organization (WAZE) Speaker Marion Desmarchelier, DMV, IPSAV, DES (Zoological Medicine), DES (Animal Behaviour Medicine), MSc, DACZM, DECZM (Zoo Health Management), DACVB Read More

Asian Elephant Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rewilding

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12 PM – 1 PM *UPDATE: During this period of uncertainty due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this seminar will be available for the public to join remotely via WebEx. A current Tufts ID will be required to attend in person on campus.* Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Read More

Wild horses in the US are being shot with contraceptive darts

Center for Animals and Public Policy director, Dr. Allen Rutberg, is quoted and research referenced in the article in New Scientist science and technology magazine Published January 26, 2020 By Alice Klein Shooting wild horses with contraceptive darts may help curb their numbers in parts of the US where their populations are ballooning out of control. Horses Read More

Frames, facts, and the science of communicating environmental crises

Authors: Josephine E.M. Martell (Tufts MAPP class of 2003) and Amanda D. Rodewald Published: October 15, 2019 Conservation Biology. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13424 Article Impact Statement: Efforts to frame issues should be supported by empirical research related to both word choice and effects on opinion and decision making. “In May, the independent UK newspaper, the Read More

Efficacy of dart-delivered PZP-22 immunocontraceptive vaccine in wild horses (Equus caballus) in baited traps in New Mexico

Authors: Kathleen A. Carey (Cummings School, DVM class of 2016), Alexa Ortiz (Cummings School, DVM class of 2017), Kayla Grams, Dan Elkins, John W. Turner Jr and Allen T. Rutberg (Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy) Published: December 9, 2019 Wildlife Research 46(8) 713-718 https://doi.org/10.1071/WR18112 Abstract Context: Federally protected wild horses on public lands Read More

Equine Behavior, Needs, and Mental Health in a Human-Centered World

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM in the Agnes Varis AUDITORIUM, in the Campus Center (#16 on the Campus Map) Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the Behavior Club Speaker: Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc., CCTP Director of Equine Programs, Institute Read More

Potpourri of Veterinary Disaster Response

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the Veterinary Disaster Response Club Speaker: Warren Hess, DVM Disaster Coordinator, Assistant Director Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association Watch presentation here: See pdf Read More

Animal Welfare Institute: Lobbying for Change in Animal Policy

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) May-August 2019 Animal Welfare Institute: Lobbying for Change in Animal Policy Click link for Externship Presentation Animal Welfare Institute, Government Affairs Intern Allison Ludtke This summer, I was the Legislative Intern in the Government Affairs department at the Animal Welfare Institute. After the MAPP program, I Read More

The Sound of Saving a Species

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) June-August 2019 The Sound of Saving a Species Alyssa Wile As a research intern at Ocean Alliance, I was involved in numerous projects to help save whales and their ocean environment. My main focus was working with Ocean Alliance’s incredible archives of whale songs and vocalizations. Read More