The Kansas State University Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series is hosting a luncheon seminar, “Animal Welfare: Impact on Industry and Public Perceptions,” at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 on the school’s Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

“One of the most sensitive topics in the animal health industry may be the treatment of production and research animals,” says Elizabeth Evans, DVM, assistant professor of biology at Rockhurst University. “There are a number of misconceptions about animal welfare, and differing opinions and public perceptions of animal welfare have far-reaching effects on food prices, availability, animal health and human health. These misconceptions and their impact on the industry will be among the animal welfare issues discussed at the seminar.”

Evans will be joined at the seminar by Dallas Hockman, vice president of industry relations for the National Pork Producers Council. The pair will share their expertise and perspectives on the socioeconomic effects and research implications that perceived animal welfare issues have on the livestock industry.

To attend, register by Aug. 7. Tickets are $50 per person and cover the seminar and lunch. Group rates are available. For more information, visit http://www.ageconomics.k-state.edu/outreach or contact Kara Ross at (785) 532-3526 or kross@agecon.k-state.edu.

The Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series is part of the Animal Health Supply Chain Program offered through Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and the Olathe campus.