Alumnus awarded for exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare


*Taken from a press release issued by GoodCallMedia*

The 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Awards supported by Ceva puts the welfare of animals’ center stage as 5 veterinarians from Brazil, Canada, China, Senegal and Sweden are rewarded for their outstanding work to protect and promote best practices in animal welfare.

Barcelona, 7 May 2018 During the 34th. World Veterinary Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, WVA took the opportunity to underline its commitment to promoting ever better global standards of animal welfare in the latest edition of its increasingly recognized Animal Welfare Awards.

As the protection and welfare of animals becomes more and more a central societal issue, the WVA recognized and rewarded 5 veterinary champions working in different veterinary areas from horses and donkey’s in Senegal, cats in China to sheep in Brazil.

Each of them has typified how the role of veterinarians is critical to protect and improve the welfare of all animals.

The WVA and Ceva are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 WVA Animal Welfare Awards:

Prof. Adroaldo José ZANELLA, DVM, BRAZIL

Professor of Animal Welfare. Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo

Dr. Zanella coordinates the Centre for Comparative Studies in Health, Sustainability and Welfare, CECSBE, at the University of São Paulo. His team carries out research work on the impact of pre-natal and neonatal environment on welfare outcomes in different species. Their main goal is to develop protocols to improve resilience of the offspring.

Adroaldo is advisor to the veterinary student’s animal welfare group, GEBEA. In addition to his research work the CECSBE currently has two major welfare projects. One centered around implementing a welfare assessment protocol to improve the health and productivity of sheep and the other is developing strategies to mitigate accidents involving stray donkeys and improve their welfare in the Northeast of Brazil. Click HERE for the award video.

Ceva Santé Animale is a French multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company created in 1999. Chaired by Dr Marc Prikazsky, Ceva specializes in the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for livestock (ruminants, swine, poultry) and companion animals.

Ceva is present in 110 countries and employs over 5000 people worldwide.



Martin Mitchell

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