UCalgary receives funding to improve livestock care

October 20, 2020

University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is receiving funding from the Alberta Government that will go towards expanding the faculty’s Diagnostic Services Unit (DSU). Ashley Whitehead, associate dean, clinical programs at UCVM, says practices are changing when it comes to diagnosing and treating livestock. “To do that, we are going to need more diagnostics in order to safeguard our animals, as well as our food production systems. This is important for the health of livestock, but also for producer livelihoods and food security.” The series of grants, totaling $3.4M, will allow the DSU to provide diagnostic pathology and other testing services to Alberta’s livestock veterinarians, and enhance research and learning opportunities for students. UCalgary | Calgary Herald (AB)