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When the bugs fight the drugs

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into hands-on, practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales during their Externship Veterinary Course. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), students must complete an eight-week Externship Course between third and fourth year in a rural veterinary practice that works with food animals and/or equine, as well as…
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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 8, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Day 4: From melons to margaritas

AALP Class 16 started Day 4 of our North American Study Tour in the New York State capital of Albany with a breakfast speaker. Jackie Lendrum from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation shared her experiences with water quality regulations and issues primarily with dairy farms in the state. Dairy is the…

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Added by AALP on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Day 3: More farms and fun in Quebec

After participating in the famous local tradition that is Montreal International Jazz Festival, the class packed up and headed for the border, making stops along the way before crossing.

The first stop was La Ferme Quinn, a 150-acre…

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Added by AALP on July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Day 2: A day at the Farm

As the chariot pulled away from the Crown Plaza in Montreal this group of AALP participants knew they were in for an info-packed day starting off with McGill MacDonald Campus.

We all have our favourite post-secondary campus, but many participants on the…

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Added by AALP on July 5, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Day 1: The journey begins

With blue skies and sun, we couldn’t have asked for a better day to start our North American Study Tour. The majority of the class gathered at the Rural Ontario Institute parking lot and we are thrilled to reunite with our classmates, and to see that our chariot is NOT a yellow school bus but in fact a coach bus. After Andy McTaggart confirms that all are present -- although it takes a couple of counts -- we start off on the first…

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Added by AALP on July 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: Stopping the lifecycle of Fusarium

Added by OntAG Admin on June 9, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Transition cow management focus of annual dairy veterinarian conference

Updates on transition cow health and ketosis were the focus of the annual Dairy Health Management Certificate Program at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College last week.



Now in its 21st year, the annual conference provides dairy veterinarians with updates on current approaches to dairy cow health management, as well as an opportunity to network with fellow practitioners, faculty, and guest lecturers.



This is the biggest year yet in terms of attendance,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 7, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments

Soybean Report: What To Look For At Crop Emergence - Scouting tips.

Added by OntAG Admin on June 6, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Offering Help to Farmers

 I am offering help to farmers and or land owners having problems with Predator and Varment, and don't have the time and or means of taking care of the problem. I am full licensed and have a friend who is also licensed and we are both members of the Anglers and Hunters Association, and insured as well. There is no cost to the farmer and are willing to travel up to an hour outside the city to help any farmer and or land owner who might need help. You can contact me at…

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Added by Vincent Simon on May 15, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

UofG Swine Research Day brings together researchers and industry

The importance of agriculture and food research and collaborative efforts were the focus at the inaugural University of Guelph Swine Research Day last week.

Centralia Swine Research Update organizing group.

The new UofG Swine Research Day brings together the Centralia Swine Research Update and the Mike Wilson Swine Research Day in a new…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 12, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Better Farming joins Farms.com family

Better Farming joins Farms.com family

Paul Nolan joins the Farms.com Team…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Collaboration a key theme of poultry research day

Connections and collaboration were a key theme during the Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN) Research Day at the University of Guelph last week.

The research day brought together representatives from government, industry and academia to provide updates on current research and prompt discussion for future collaborations.

“The whole intent was to ensure that our industry partners and our researchers, either from academia or the…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on April 4, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

TVO The Agenda: Ontario's Food Sustainability Issues Debated.

Added by OntAG Admin on March 8, 2016 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Best practices in farm animal husbandry important piece of student veterinarian experience

Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Dean Jeff Wichtel recently joined first and fourth year DVM students during hands-on health management training with small ruminants

Last week was a good week for me: I put on my coveralls and did some teaching. It’s less than five months since I left my position as a clinician at the Atlantic Veterinary College, yet it seems ages ago and I have been missing it.

I thoroughly enjoyed helping Dr. Paula Menzies, in OVC’s Population Medicine…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on February 23, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Introducing Farmer Clair Doan 2016 Nuffield Canada Scholar.





Farms.com had the opportunity to video interview farmer and agri banker Clair Doan who is also one of the 2016 Nuffield Canada scholars. Clair's Nuffield research project will focus on how Canada’s supply managed sectors, particularly poultry farmers, can manage during times of uncertainty with increased political and global market pressures. As an advocate for our… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on February 21, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

On-farm research helps develop more effective ketosis treatment

Ongoing research with dairy herds on the Herd Navigator milking system is providing Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) scientists with data on ketosis incidence and will help develop more effective treatment protocols.

Results from an on-farm clinical trial that started mid-June will provide researchers with data to make better treatment decisions for this condition, says Dr. Khaled Gohary, who is looking at patterns and impacts of ketosis to develop strategies for early response to…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on January 14, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Farm clients important part of OVC teaching programs

A recent appreciation day for Ontario Veterinary College Ruminant Field Services (OVC RFS) clients emphasized their important support of OVC’s teaching programs. The RFS, which services farm clients surrounding the Guelph area, is an integral teaching tool for student veterinarians, who gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnostics and clinical skills working with clients on-farm.

The client day provides an opportunity to thank clients, as well as provide updates on recent research…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on January 5, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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Sulzer’s PLAnet bioplastic technology creates market opportunities for sugar producers

The growing appetite for sustainable bioplastic made from polylactic acid (PLA) is opening new doors to corn, sugar beet and sugar cane farmers.

2019 Cereals Seasonal Summary

The cool, wet spring in 2018 resulted in delayed soybean planting for many producers across the province.

North American Fertilizer Industry Supports CUSMA Deal

Fertilizer Canada and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) welcome Tuesday’s announcement of a bipartisan agreement on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Helping Ontario Farmers Improve the Environment

New application intake will support measures to benefit Lake Erie

Diversifying crop export markets: Has Canada reached its limit?

Diversifying export markets can help mitigate ag producers’ risk. This is important in Canada, a country which depends so heavily on exports.

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