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Ottawa looks to speed up emergency access to livestock drugs

Livestock drugs not currently available in Canada could become easier to access in emergencies, if proposals for amended federal drug regulations get on the books. Health Canada, proposing to streamline the processes for emergency access to drugs for livestock as well as people and pets, on Friday announced a public comment period on its proposals, […] Read more

AAFC scientists Michael Vinsky (l) and Changxi Li are looking for producers 
to submit samples for a beef genomic prediction trial.

Scientists looking for producers to participate in beef genomic trial

The project is part of the effort to use genomics to select cattle 
with improved feed efficiency and other desirable traits

Want to know more about the feed efficiency and traits of your cattle? Interested in contributing to research that can make a difference in Canadian beef cattle production? Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are looking for producers to send in samples from their herds for use in a genomic prediction trial. “This will potentially […] Read more


New pain control medication for livestock hits the market

Calgary-based company creates affordable medication for horses 
and cattle

A Calgary-based company has created a pain control drug that could be a game changer for the North American cattle and horse industries. Oral Meloxicam, a tasteless liquid that can be administered orally or added to feed, is the first pain control medication developed for livestock in North America. “The most common procedure we can […] Read more