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UCVM|News Bonnie Buntain, a professor of ecosystem and public health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, has been in the news a lot lately talking about XL Foods and the biggest beef recall in Canadian history. Eleven people in four provinces have become ill from E. coli that’s linked to beef from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. Buntain, the former chief public health veterinarian for the Food Safety and Inspection Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been asked by a number of media outlets to explain the process of a recall and try to answer how it happened in the first place. But she’s also been asked to help the...

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UCVM is Canada’s fifth and newest veterinary college, located in the province of Alberta.  Fully funded by the province, UCVM is dedicated to meeting the animal and public health needs of Alberta through its education, research and outreach programs. Established following the BSE crisis in Alberta and a number of other important animal health events, UCVM was created with the goals of graduating an increased number of veterinarians with the skills to meet and adapt to the changing demands of rural Alberta, the food animal industries, environmental and wildlife health (ecosystem health), comparative health and biomedical research, and...