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General Information

Normal Hematology and Serum Chemistry Values

A table of "normal" blood values for farmed Canadian elk.

Producing the Finest Elk Meat

An information article about slaughter and handling techniques that help to create fine dining.

Evaluation of Meat Yield and Quality in Elk (Year 1)

Collaborative research done at Lacombe Research Station, Canada on meat quality in elk.

Evaluation of Meat Yield and Quality in Elk (Year 2)

Collaborative research done at Lacombe Research Station, Canada on meat quality in elk.

Carcass and Meat Quality of Farmed Elk

A summary document of the meat quality research efforts done at Lacombe Research Station.

Body Condition Scoring for Cervids

Developed by the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Being able to accurately body condition score will help ensure your animals are performing at their peak. More information is available at http://http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9622 where there are downloadable PDFs featuring information factsheets about body condition scoring and related topics in various species of livestock.


Diseases of Elk

Johne's Disease

Frequently asked questions (and answers) on Johne's Disease in deer and elk

Winter Tick

Preventative health care for elk

Winter Tick

Information on Dermacentor albipictus (external link)

Liver Fluke

Preventative health care for elk

Frequently Asked Questions on CWD

Some things you may want to know about CWD

Brainworm (Paralephostrongylus tenuis) Infection

An information article

Calf Scours in Cervids

An information article

Cerebellar Abiotrophy

A scientific report about this genetic brain disease in elk calves.