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Dr. Eugene Janzen has made a big contribution in a host of areas affecting cattle health and welfare.

Eugene Janzen wins outstanding beef researcher award

Dr. Eugene Janzen is the winner of the 2018 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. The University of Calgary College of Veterinary Medicine professor has contributed to a number of cattle health and welfare issues. These include diseases and pathology of feedlot cattle and cow-calf operations, Johne’s disease, bovine viral diarrhea, lameness, […] Read more

Many of the cattle now under quarantine would have been sold this fall. Now cash-strapped ranchers must feed them at a time 
when cattle prices are moving downward.

Quarantine comes with a ‘devastating’ cost

There are roughly 10,000 cattle under quarantine, and every animal can cost as much as $3 a day in feed and yardage

Ranches under quarantine in southeastern Alberta could be collectively losing $15,000 to $30,000 per day feeding and caring for the roughly 10,000 cattle they can neither move nor sell. And much of that money may never be recovered, which is prompting calls for a new approach to compensating producers whose herds are being investigated for […] Read more


When it comes to bovine TB, a closed herd is a safer herd

Bovine tuberculosis usually isn’t discovered until 
an animal reaches the packing plant

Initial symptoms for bovine tuberculosis can be “quite vague” and hard to spot. “The general symptoms for an animal infected are depression, lethargy, and chronic weight loss,” said Dr. Cody Creelman, who works at Veterinary Agri-Health Services in Airdrie. “You may or may not see a fever, and as it progresses and gets quite severe, […] Read more