Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine | 3800 Spruce St. Phildelphia, PA 19106 | Phone: 215.898.5438
Center for the interaction of Animals and Society
School of Veterinary Medicine,   University of Pennsylvania
Dr. James A. Serpell, Director


Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Relations with Animals and the Natural World


9: 00 am - 4:45 pm, Saturday, March 18, 2000
Marookian Auditorium (Rm. B101), Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
39th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010.

8:30-9:00am Registration and refreshments
  Conference Chair: James A. Serpell, PhD., Director, CIAS. 
9:00-9:45 Habituating Antelope and Bison to Cooperate with Veterinary Procedures. Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University.   Read the abstract
9:45-10:00 Commentary. Wilbur Amand, VMD, Dept. of Clinical Studies/ Phila, UPenn.
10:00-10:30 Response and General Discussion
10:30-11:15 Using Equine Behavior to Expedite and Simplify Initial Training in Horses. Brian D. Nielsen and Adroaldo Zanella, Dept. of Animal Science, Michegan State University. Read the abstract
11:15-11:30  Commentary. Sue McDonnell, PhD., Dept. of Clinical Studies/NBC, UPenn.
11:30-12:00  Response and General Discussion
12:00 noon  Lunch
1:00-2:00 New Guidelines for Humane Dog Training.
Suzanne Hetts, PhD., Animal Behavior Assocs., Inc., Littleton, CO.   Read the abstract
2:00-2:15 Commentary. Paul Mundell, Nat. Director Canine Programs, Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA.
2:15-2:45 Response and General Discussion
2:45-3:15 Break for Refreshments
3:15-4:00 How Can Our Legal System Evaluate Alleged Cruelty by Animal Caregivers?
Jim Wilson, DVM., JD., Priority Veterinary Consultants, Yardley, PA.  Read the abstract
4:00-4:15 Commentary. Diane Frank, DVM., DACVB., Dept. of Clinical Studies/Phila., UPenn
4:15-End Response and General Discussion

To register for this Conference, phone, fax or email Deborah Rhone at: 215-898-2293, 215-573-6050 (fax), or

Registration is free but space may be limited so please register early if possible.

The conference is sponsored by the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society at the School of Veterinary Medicine, and supported by a generous grant from the Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund.