Alberta Veterinarians Ban Medically Unnecessary Medical Procedures

These practices have a long history, and the myths of benefits that have become intertwined with the tradition, especially in the case of tail docking and ear cropping, are not easily dismantled. The following explores the history, tradition and rationale behind these procedures, while examining the scientific evidence and animal welfare implications that support banning them.

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Raised With Care

Raised With Care

What makes Alberta’s food great is Alberta’s food producers. It’s the pride we take in our work and the outstanding care we provide for our animals that sets us apart and makes us world leaders in food production.

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What is Traceability in Alberta?

Alberta’s traceability program is a system of tracking livestock animals and their movement to allow for a swift and accurate...

APRUMA

Alberta Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicine in Animals

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Establish Your VCPR

Health Canada has introduced changes to the way animal owners access antimicrobials in order to prevent the spread of AMR. Going forward, your VCPR will be the key component in antimicrobial prescription and distribution.

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Pets

  • Allergies in Pets

    Allergies are a common cause of skin and ear conditions in dogs. People with allergies usually have “hay fever” (watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing) or asthma. However, in dogs the skin is the target organ, whether the allergen is eaten, breathed in, or in direct contact with the skin.

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  • Pet Nutrition

    Good nutrition is as important for pets as it is for people. With so many different brands available, choosing the right food for...

  • Rabies

    What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals...

  • The Cost of Compassion

    The price of a pet is more than just its purchase. Learn how prices are established for the services your pet needs.

Horses

  • Wild Horses in Alberta

    Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently taking place in Alberta. As veterinary practitioners, animal welfare is always our primary concern, whether it is the health and welfare of a single animal or that of an entire ecosystem.

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  • The Cost of Compassion

    The price of a pet is more than just its purchase. Learn how prices are established for the services your pet needs.

  • Equine Pre-Purchase Exams

    A pre-purchase exam provides an assessment of the horse so that you are fully informed at the time of purchase. Read on to learn...

Livestock

Wildlife

  • Porcupine Quills & Your Pet

    Every year we see countless cases of dogs that have been quilled by porcupines. Other animals can also become a porcupine’s...

  • Wild Horses in Alberta

    Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently...

  • Rabies

    What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals...