What to expect from us
We have extensive experience in all aspects of feedlot health and production management. We work closely with our clients to implement cost effective programs in these areas:
- Vaccination, parasite control and treatment protocols
- Growth promotant programs
- Computerized health management record systems
- Animal welfare and food safety
- Continuing education and training
Maintaining a productive and healthy herd is the cornerstone of creating a successful cow-calf operation. Veterinary Agri-Health Services provides a comprehensive set of services to optimize health and production including:
- Vaccination, parasite control and treatment programs
- Nutrition, reproduction and calving management consultation
- Computerized record systems to assist with marketing of calves and capture of carcass and performance data
- Ultrasound pregnancy testing and bull breeding soundness evaluation
- Individual animal medicine and surgery
Veterinary Agri-Health Services has an active research component, having conducted new product registration studies for submission to Health Canada – Veterinary Drug Directorate, as well as marketing studies for currently licensed products. In addition we have collaborated with a number of government and academic institutions on projects relevant to the cattle industry. We have access to small pen (12 head) facilities in a modern commercial feedyard, GrowSafe® feed intake monitoring bunks for individual animal performance studies and large commercial feedlot pens for vaccine and antimicrobial studies. As a member of the University of Calgary, Distributed Veterinary Learning Community, we work closely with Dr. Karin Orsel who provides oversight on data analysis, trial design and animal use compliance.
As an affiliate member of the University of Calgary, Distributed Veterinary Learning Community, we host both mandatory and elective student rotations in bovine herd health, reproduction and general veterinary practice. As well, we have hosted general practice rotations for students from a number of veterinary schools across North America and participate in the 1st year veterinary student mentorship program at the UCVM.