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Canada again declares as avian flu-free

With an Ontario duck farm depopulated and disinfected, and no new outbreaks in the three following months, Canada has again declared itself free of notifiable avian flu. The federal government announced Wednesday it has informed the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that Ontario is considered free of avian influenza as per OIE guidelines. About […] Read more

The Wild Horses of Alberta Society is in the first year of a five-year pilot project to use a contraceptive 
vaccine to control the province’s population of wild horses, which numbers around 850.

WHOAS reining in wild horse numbers

Olds charity is using dart guns to administer a contraceptive 
vaccine that greatly reduces a mare’s chance of getting pregnant

An Alberta group is trying to rein in the province’s wild horse population and forever end a controversial cull of the feral horses. The Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS) has just completed the first year of a five-year pilot contraception and field monitoring program, a first of its kind in Canada. The provincial government […] Read more