Training and Certification of Farm Animal Care in Teaching and Research Institutions

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ABSTRACT Fane animal worker training and certification programs are currently not available. Programs are needed for training and certification of farm animal workers in teaching and research facilities at universities and companies and on commercial farms. Consumers support farm animal welfare assurances. Although the focus of this paper is the development of programs for teaching and research institutions, commodity-based assurance programs and laboratory animal worker training programs provide models for future programs that could provide assurance of acceptable farm animal care. The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) training tapes on the use of farm animals in teaching and research are a first step toward the development of a full menu of training products for farm animal care. The FASS Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching (Ag Guide) should provide a template for science-based training materials for people who work with farm animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalProfessional Animal Scientist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002


  • Animal Welfare.
  • Certification
  • Farm Animals
  • Training


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