Beak treatment of laying hens is an important management practice as it is one of the most effective methods of controlling or eliminating cannibalism within egg-production flocks. Infrared beak treatment (IRBT) is the most commonly used methodology in Canada, and the available literature shows that IRBT has less of a negative impact on production and welfare than with other methodologies.
The goal of the Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) Project is to provide producers and their organizations with sector-specific tools that can be used in a disease emergency.
The theme of the 2019 Livestock Care Conference (LCC) reflected the goal of the conference - to have the industry working together to advance farm animal care today, while pushing the pace for a strong future.
Dr. Rebecca Husted talks Technical Large Animal Rescue at Alberta Farm Animal Care’s Livestock Care Conference in Olds, Alberta. She says it is imperative that producers have a peronal and business emergency plan for their livestock and pets.
Alberta Farm Animal Care’s Livestock Care Conference is set to take place at the Pomeroy Inn in Olds, Alberta on Wednesday and Thursday.