Dr. Larry Hammell, Co-director of ERAAAD OIE Collaborating Centre, updated the OIE Aquatic Focal Points (Asia) meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in April and then visited with farmers and government representatives to develop a plan for developing expertise in aquatic epidemiology in the region.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Dr. Ian Gardner recently hosted the inaugural meeting of his Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) on May 31 and June 1 at the Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort in Morell, PE.
Dr. J Trenton McClure, Chair of the Department of Health Management and distinguished CVER member recently received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) President Wade MacLauchlan and Jeff Wichtel, president of the PEI-based non-governmental organization, Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a long-standing, informal relationship between the two organizations that spans a decade.
The University of Prince Edward Island officially welcomed Dr. Ian Gardner, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology, today at a reception held on campus. Dr. Gardner takes up this prestigious chair, one of just 19 across the country, as a faculty member of UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC).
Charlottetown, P.E.I.--Johne’s disease is among the top animal health priorities of the Canadian dairy industry. The disease affects the gastrointestinal tract of cattle and can result in significant milk production losses, increased risk of culling and reduced breeding success.
Survey of euthanasia practices in animal shelters in Canada to identify ways of reducing pain, distress and fear and incorporate ‘best practice’ into guidelines for humane euthanasia. (M Cockram, A Mounchili, S McConkey, N Caffrey)
The objective of this project was to establish a baseline of knowledge regarding current euthanasia practices in Canadian animal shelters. Through a survey by questionnaire, it was determined that the majority of establishments used an injectable method of euthanasia. Very few establishments used physical or gaseous methods of euthanasia.
Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel was recently award the 2011 OGS Award of Distinction which goes to a convocating graduate student from AVC who excelled in their graduate program, and/or made outstanding contributions to their faculty, university and discipline.
The John and Carol MacLeod Award for Research Communication Excellence is awarded annually to a graduate student at the Atlantic Veterinary College who is performing research and who exemplifies skill and ability in the delivery of research findings to their peers and/or the public through written and/or oral communication.
Three CVER Graduate Students were recently awarded the BMO Graduate Student Research Scholarship at the Graduate Studies and Research Days awards. Dr. Emilie Laurin, Dr. Sihar Dorjee and Dr. Fernanda Dorea were all recipients of this new award which aims to recognize the expanding research and graduate training programs at AVC.
In Kenya, a cow is never just a cow. It serves as an income generator, a line of credit, nutritious food source and the basis of pride and self worth for many of the East African country's marginalized people...