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Alberta's Environment Keep Foreign Animal Disease in Check

Border crossing of feeder cattle – travelling south or north - is a regular year-round occurrence. With U.S. feeder cattle spending anywhere from 9-24 months on range prior to entering Canada, there is potential for exposure to diseases that are reportable or notifiable in Canada. More>>

 

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BHJ Canada Expands to Keep Up with Consumer Demand

From their plant in Calgary, Alberta, BHJ Canada supplies Alberta pork, beef and poultry ingredients to the pet food industry. BHJ plays an important role in the industry, providing a secondary market for slaughter plants to market material, as well as creating value-added ingredients for pet food processors. In partnership with the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), BHJ is expanding its processing environment to keep up with customer demands. More>>

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Researcher Explores "Virtual" Necropsy to Boost Knowledge on Cattle Disease

Over the past 20 years, necropsy examinations of “fallen animals” has gained prominence as a mechanism to monitor animal health indices for intensive livestock operations. Researchers believe the next epidemic or health concern for the cattle industry may well be in the story told by the animals that die on the farm. Therefore, the ability to collect relevant and timely information and samples from an animal that has died is crucial to making an accurate diagnosis. But this process can be costly and may not be deemed necessary by the animal owner. More>>