Beef Cattle Welfare Topic: Castration

 Castration- Tara Risling Humans have been using cattle to aid in agricultural enterprises since the 4th millennium BC, and castration as a means of physiologically taming cattle has existed for nearly as long (Bogucki 1993; Clutton-Brock 1992). Animal welfare is growing increasingly important in the developed world. Consumers, agricultural producers, and those within the animal health industry are focussing attention on the practice of castration as it relates to animal welfare. By researching castration methodology, pain, and analgesia, the optimal means of castrating bulls will hopefully be uncovered. This paper explores some of these...

Vaccine Induced Muco...

VAHS supported this University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine study by Adam Chernick, (Bachelor of Health Sciences) through the collection of samples at various feedlots. This paper focuses on evaluating persistently infected calves that develop mucosal disease at feedlots in order to...

Genomics in Beef Cat...

UCVM student Erin Shields: Current Applications of Genomics in the Beef Cattle Industry.   Current Applications of Genomics in the Beef Cattle Industry – Erin...

Melengestrol acetate...

UCVM student Stefanie Anderson: The Use of Melengestrol Acetate (MGA) in Cattle Feed and the Impacts on Food Safety in Canada Stefanie Anderson – Melengestrol acetate...

Student Projects

Each student participating in a rotation at VAHS is encouraged to research and present a topic relevant to the cattle industry.  We are very proud of our students’ hard work and dedication and are grateful to them for allowing us to share this educational information with our clients.