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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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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

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Niagara poultry pilot uses digital biosecurity software to evaluate risk of infectious disease transmission

A new all-poultry disease pilot and outbreak simulation is putting Ontario biosecurity and disease mitigation measures to the test. Farm Health Guardian and the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) have partnered to conduct a disease simulation in the Niagara Region from January – March 2022.

Video of euthanized hens had no connection to COVID-19

On January 13th a video was recorded at an egg farm in Ontario.  It was first posted on TikTok and shared on a number of other platforms.

INDUSTRY’S RESPONSE TO THE EXPERT WORKING GROUP ON FEED SUPPLEMENTATION FINAL REPORT

The Expert Working Group on Feed Supplementation published its report and recommendations.

Expert Working Group on feed supplementation releases its report

The Expert Working Group on feed supplementation released its report today. The group had been convened to investigate questions about the texture of butter and if there was a link with animal feed supplements containing palm by-products.

Bayer brings Corvus herbicide to corn growers in Eastern Canada

The product combines two modes of action and includes a safener

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