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Producers must stay alert for anthrax

July 15th, 2015

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. Anthrax in a herd of cattle in the RM of Harris was confirmed July 28 via veterinary laboratory results.  These results have confirmed anthrax was the cause of death in one cow. It …

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Jelinski receives CAHI leadership award

Dr. Murray Jelinski is the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Animal Health Institute’s (CAHI) Industry Leadership Award. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) professor was honoured for his many contributions to bovine practitioners, cattle health and animal health throughout his 30-year career. “Murray’s capacity to critically think and communicate issues has contributed to improving bovine health, the education of …

June 09th, 2015 Full story »

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) affects suckling piglets. iStockphoto.com.

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). PEDv kills young piglets at an astonishing rate with a near 100 per cent mortality rate in suckling pigs. It first appeared in the United States in April 2013, and by …

February 10th, 2015 Full story »

Dr. Ted Leighton (left) and University of Guelph President Franco Vaccarino. Photo: University of Guelph.

Doctor of Science degree a “personal honour”

Dr. Ted Leighton’s latest university degree is one that took him nearly 35 years to earn — and one that he never expected to receive. During the University of Guelph’s fall convocation on Oct. 18, President and Vice-Chancellor Franco Vaccarino conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree on Leighton, a longtime professor of veterinary pathology at the University of Saskatchewan’s …

October 27th, 2014 Full story »

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 …

October 21st, 2014 Full story »