BSE Surveillance in Alberta and Canada

Eligible producers are reimbursed $75 for each eligible animal. Note: Cattle over 107 months of age (eight years and 11 months) are now eligible for sampling for BSE testing under the Canada-Alberta BSE Surveillance Program (CABSESP). The minimum age for eligible cattle is still 30 months.    

Who we are

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a dedicated team of individuals who bring a wealth of experience to beef veterinary practice and strive to deliver excellent customer service.  The team consists of Dr. Michael Jelinski, Dr. Craig Dorin, Dr. Cody Creelman, Dr. Megan Simard, Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky and our faculty member from the University of Calgary – Dr. Karin Orsel, along with our excellent support staff – Marlene Shiels, Annessa Good, Ceanna Tannas, RVT, Ashley Gaudet, RVT, and JoAnn Miller. Dr. Michael Jelinski received his Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.Sc.) in 1981 from the University of Regina and his...

About VAHS

The mission of Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. (VAHS) is to provide client focused veterinary services and expertise in animal health and welfare, production medicine, food safety and field research. The practice was founded in 1993 and from the beginning our goal was to work collaboratively with our beef cattle clients to provide leading edge comprehensive herd health programs.  It has always been our philosophy that if our clients were successful we would be successful.  As the needs of the cattle industry have evolved so has the practice and now in addition to the delivery of herd health programs to feedlot and cow/calf...

Drought and the cattle industry

Chris Hurt, Purdue University | Updated: August 6, 2012|Veterinary Agri-Health Services (cow-calf and feedlot health consulting veterinarians ) The beef industry has already experienced a number of difficult years characterized by falling cow numbers and declining per capita beef supplies. There was hope in the first-half of this year that this downward production phase was coming to an end, but the drought of 2012 has erased those hopes. So, where is the cattle industry today, and what do we know about the impacts of this year’s drought? The mid-year Cattle inventory report from USDA indicated that beef cow numbers had dropped by an...

Red Angus, Simmental associations plan joint meeti...

Drovers/CattleNetwork news source | Updated: July 6, 2012|Linked VAHS|Feedlot Health|Cow-calf Accurate selection tools in the beef industry help both seedstock and commercial operators breed for traits that will add the most profit to their product. On July 22-24, Red Angus and Simmental stakeholders will gather in Manhattan, Kan., for the Beef Profit Alliance seminar to learn technological advancements that will improve the “crystal ball” for beef producers. Beef Profit Alliance attendees will kick off the seminar by reviewing the beef industry’s historical progress in genetic selection. Kansas State University (KSU) professors and...

Roundup with Greg He...

Drovers Cattle Network: Weekly news for May 4, 2012.