1. The Barbara A. Muth Fund

    Aug 28, 2018

    The Barbara A. Muth Fund was created by Molly and Melissa Muth in honor of their mother.  When asked about their memories of their mother and why they chose to support CHAIRE, they answered, “We were so happy to discover CHAIRE earlier this year and even more thrilled to help support CHAIRE by establishing a fund in our mother’s name.  “Babs” was an animal lover her whole life.  Whether it was Molly and her pony, or Melissa working with veterinarians in high school or training a Hereford heifer for the Little International while at OSU, Mom wanted to hear all the stories!
  2. Education & Outreach at the Wilds

    Aug 13, 2018

    CHAIRE and the Wilds are sponsoring a new overnight short course called Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course!  Students will partake in a hands-on conservation workshop, including an overnight "bush camp" experience at the Wilds. The course takes place from August 25th, 2018-August 26th, 2018.  Space is limited and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The cost of the course is $350/person, students interested should contact Dr. Kelly George at

  3. Brittany Fischer feeding a giraffe

    Welcome Brittany Fischer

    Aug 13, 2018

    CHAIRE welcomes Brittany Fischer as the new Program Coordinator! Brittany acheived her B.S. in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Animal Sciences focusing on zoological animal welfare and the zoo staff-animal bond. Her work is in cooperation with the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, a partner of CHAIRE. Brittany not only has an extensive science background, but also offers management, event planning, and communication skills. Dr. Kelly George, CHAIRE Co-director, stated, "We feel very fortunate to include Brittany as part of our CHAIRE team.

  4. Cattle Production and Antimicrobial Resistance

    Jun 14, 2018

    A multidisciplinary group of OSU researchers, including CHAIRE members, were recently awarded an OSU Linkage and Leverage Grant to assess the role of cattle production systems and landscape characteristics in antimicrobial resistance profiles using a participatory epidemiology approach. More information regarding the grant and the study can be found here.

  5. Students ready to travel to South Africa!

    May 4, 2018

    Two groups of students will travel this summer to South Africa to examine native animal behavior and welfare. Students were selected from a pool of applicants and represent multiple disciplines, including, Animal Sciences, Psychology, Zoology, Biology, Mathematics, and Environment & Natural Resources.

  6. CHAIRE's response to the opioid crisis

    May 2, 2018

    CHAIRE's recent Opioid Innovation Fund grant project was once again featured in the local news! This project is led by an interdisplinary research team representing four colleges at OSU: Department of Animal Sciences and Ohio 4H, both in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the College of Social Work. Athens County Children Services will also be involved as a community partner.

  7. Pigs Relax to Classical Music

    Apr 26, 2018

    Animal Sciences senior Nicole Lorig has been researching preconditioning sows with classical music to reduce aggression in group housing.

    Sows and Mozart

    Ohio State on Twitter



  8. An Evening with Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

    Apr 12, 2018

    Make sure to save the evening of September 19, 2018, to attend an event with CHAIRE, Jack Hanna, and animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium! More details for this event will be coming soon!

  9. CHAIRE Opioid Crisis Response

    Apr 12, 2018

    WSYX ABC6 News Feature

  10. CHAIRE Among CPH-OIF Grant Winners

    Mar 26, 2018

    On March 22, 2018, OSU announced the Opioid Innovation Fund grant award winners. CHAIRE was among the eight winning proposals! The proposed study is a feasibility project to examine Reducing Trauma in Opioid-Affected Families using Human-Animal Interaction Techniques. The project pulls together expertise from four colleges, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Social Work, and the College of Nursing, as well as an external partner, Athens County Children Services.