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Ontario Veterinary College's Blog – June 2015 Archive (4)

Gayle Ecker, Equine Industry Vision Award Winner for 2015

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, has been awarded the prestigious Equine Industry Vision Award for 2015.

The award, presented at the American Horse Publication Tally-Ho at the Alamo Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 19, 2015, recognizes Ecker’s innovation, vision and commitment to the equine industry.

Sponsored by Zoetis, the award is intended not only to recognize outstanding leadership, creativity…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 23, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

This year OVC Externship students are blogging all summer long

Hands-on opportunities are invaluable for student veterinarians. They provide students an opportunity to practice clinical skills, diagnostics and work one-on-one with clients, while refining their communication, technical and problem-solving skills.

Once again this summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph will be…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 16, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

Annual Mike Wilson Swine Research day provides updates and networking opportunities

Traceability and predicting future research areas were two of the topics on the agenda at the recent Mike Wilson Swine Research Day at the University of Guelph.

The annual Swine Research Day provides updates on current research as well as networking opportunities with faculty, grad students, industry representatives and keynote speakers. Wilson was a faculty member in OVC’s Population Medicine department from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s.

The research day provides an…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 10, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

OVC announces New Dairy Welfare Program

A new animal welfare program will be offered at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  The Saputo Dairy Care program was made possible by a $500,000 gift from Saputo Inc. and will be taught through the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.  The focus will be on providing practical dairy welfare education, including workshops for veterinary students, veterinary practitioners, and dairy producers. It will also include a fourth year Dairy Welfare rotation for students…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 9, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

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

Time to Show Your 4-H Colours – National Celebration Across Canada!

4-H is celebrating Show Your 4-H Colours this November 3, as part of 4-H Month, with youth members, volunteer leaders, alumni, and supporters showing their pride in being part of this 108-year-old community.

Stronger Together: CFO & CFC Meet to Discuss Strategic Priorities

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) Board Directors and Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) Executive met to discuss CFC’s strategic priorities and upcoming planning process.

FCC contributes $1.5 million to 88 community projects across Canada

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 88 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

Yellow Soybeans Caused by Phytophthora

Phytophthora root rot (PRR) is one of the most destructive soybean diseases in Ontario.

New leadership program for Canadian women in agriculture and agri-food industry

A new course beginning in January aims to open more doors for women to management and leadership positions in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry.

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