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    Ticks 101

    April showers bring May flowers … and ticks? That’s right. The increased humidity and warm weather of spring and summer provide ideal conditions for these parasites to thrive, and your pet  More »

    B.C. couple donates $300,000 to equine research

    A British Columbia couple is investing in the future of equine musculoskeletal research by donating $300,000 toward the establishment of the Mark and Pat DuMont Equine Orthopedics Research Fund at the  More »

    WCVM profs help win third at tech challenge

    Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) faculty members are part of a new company that received third place for its horse lift system at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Tech Ve  More »

    WCVM students win ultrasound machine

    A group of University of Saskatchewan veterinary students has been rewarded for their creativity with a large animal ultrasound machine – first prize in a North American university video contest  More »

    Study to portray state of cow-calf sector

    A team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Calgary have received a $1.06 million grant from the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) to conduct a five-year longitudinal s  More »

    VMC hosts spring equine education day

    Local horse owners, breeders and riders can learn more about equine gastric ulcers and basic hoof care at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's spring equine education day on Wednesday, May 14.  More »

    Seminars bring horse health to communities

    A series of six “backyard horse seminars” this spring will deliver vital equine health management information to Saskatchewan horse owners right in their own communities.  More »

    Service dogs earn free eye exams at WCVM

    Veterinary ophthalmologists at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) are participating in an annual North American program that offers free eye examination  More »

    Tying-up syndrome

    Tying-up syndrome, or rhabdomyolysis, is a myopathy (disorder affecting the body’s muscle system) that causes muscle-cell destruction and decreases an affected horse’s performance.  More »

    Canada's pig code of practice released

    The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have released the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs.  More »