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.
In a talk on Equine RRSP – Retirement, Rescue, Slaughter and Public Attitudes at this year's Livestock Care Conference. Dr. Bettina Bobsien delivered valuable insights and information on the challenges related to caring for horses over what is often a long lifespan.
Nick Allan, President of Chinook Contract Research Inc. shows the recent development of a novel elastrator band that releases topical analgesia for improved pain mitigation during castration.