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.
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.
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.
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.