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Jennifer Van Os

Understanding and improving the welfare (quality of life) of dairy cows and calves

Assistant Professor, Animal & Dairy Science; Extension Specialist, Animal Welfare College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-8896 Home page Twitter: @AWSUWM


  • Which behaviors are important for cows and calves to be able to express and what resources do they need?
  • How do housing, management, and handling decisions affect behavior, physiology, and production in dairy cows and calves?
  • How do we evaluate animal welfare effectively in both research and commercial farm settings?