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Ontario Veterinary College's Blog – May 2015 Archive (2)

Symposium speaker outlines best practices for handling dairy cattle

It’s easy to recognize play behaviour in calves when you see it, says Dr. Jeff Rushen, they run and jump.  Exploring these positive emotions can be useful tools to assess animal welfare.

In two presentations at the recent Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) annual Research Symposium at the University of Guelph, Rushen outlined what science has taught about best practices for handling dairy cattle and about exploring positive emotions in animals by…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 15, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

Symposium includes livestream of dairy keynote speaker

This year’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) 8th annual Research Symposium will include poultry and companion animal sessions, as well as a dairy focus with keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Rushen.

Rushen will outline what science has taught us about the best practices for handling dairy cattle, and about exploring positive emotions in animals by studying play in young calves and how that may be useful in the assessment of animal welfare.

He has worked on many…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 11, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Removing interprovincial trade barriers can benefit ag

Canada is losing out on billions of dollars of economic growth each year because of interprovincial trade barriers

De Dutch partners with Egg Farmers of Canada to bring Egg Quality Assurance™ certification to its restaurants throughout western Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with De Dutch who are now featuring the Egg Quality Assurance™ (EQA®) certification mark on their menus within their restaurants throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Fall Armyworm Alert – Again!

Scout vulnerable crops for feeding and larvae including winter canola, winter cereals, forages and cover crops. Especially in the southwestern counties but not limited to this area. Currently, there seems to be a pocket in the Blenheim area that requires attention.

Drive Away Hunger shifts approach to give 20 million meals

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is evolving Drive Away Hunger to provide even more food for Canadians in need by engaging the larger agriculture and food community in raising food and cash donations.

National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing Will Help Address Chronic Labour Issues in Agriculture

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is partnering with Food and Beverage Canada, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) and the Future Skills Centre (FSC) to develop a National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing.

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