U of S researcher awarded $2 million to study swine welfare

University of Saskatchewan researcher Yolande Seddon, working with 14 industry partners, has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in swine welfare worth nearly $2 million in total.

Scientists strive to revive Canada’s wood bison herds

Straddling the boundary between northern Alberta and the southernmost tip of the Northwest Territories lies Wood Buffalo National Park, the widest-reaching patch of federally-protected wilderness in all of Canada.

Moya targets better welfare, productivity balance for beef cattle

In early January, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) welcomed its new beef cattle ethologist — Dr. Diego Moya — to the college’s team of large animal specialists.

The world’s most expensive pig disease

For pig producers around the world, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most economically devastating and dreaded diseases.

Moving forward with sheep dewormer resistance

What will sheep farmers do when the dewormers they’ve been using for years are no longer working?

Producers must stay alert for anthrax

Government officials warn Saskatchewan livestock producers to stay on high alert for anthrax in animals after confirming a second outbreak of the disease in Saskatchewan this month.

WCVM faculty part of PEDv research effort

Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) faculty members are among three groups of Canadian researchers who received a total of $650,000 to investigate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

Unique table tilts cows' world

It's October and veterinarian Dr. Chris Clark is looking forward to tipping cows again. But he's not planning any Hallowe'en pranks. The associate professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is talking about regaining the use of the tilt table — a highly efficient piece of equipment that was recently refurbished and re-installed in the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's Large Animal Clinic.