Alta. producers get help with green investment

CORRECTION – The original version of this story stated the funding cap for the On-Farm Energy Management Program had increased to $75,000. The funding cap for the On-Farm Energy Management Program has increased to $750,000 from $50,000. The Alberta government is investing $10 million to expand programs that could help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions […] Read more

Health Canada has announced plans to limit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in livestock. Within three years’ time, use will be limited to specific health issues and provided under direction of a veterinarian. Healthy but curious calves like this one will not be given antibiotics as an eventual chaser to scrap pieces of drywall. However, this calf quickly rejected this material as potential fodder.  |  Mike Sturk photo

Health Canada tightens antibiotic use

Antibiotics for treatment, not prevention | Medically beneficial antibiotics can only be used under advice of a veterinarian

Health Canada plans to phase out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock. In a notice issued April 10, the federal department said the move is designed to minimize development of antimicrobial resistance. In collaboration with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Health Canada said it will implement two key measures: removal of […] Read more

The way the world thinks about and reacts to BSE has changed thanks to Canada's experience and influence.

Canada leads the way in BSE research

Evolving science | Research and policy have expanded and intensified since BSE was first discovered in Canada in 2003

The way the world thinks about and reacts to BSE has changed thanks to Canada’s experience and influence. An international panel praised the country for its thorough inquiry and trace back after Canadian authorities completed their investigation into the first case reported in May 2003. “It has really positioned Canadian science in a very visible […] Read more