The food animal world is always evolving; VETERINARY AGRI-HEALTH SERVICES LTD. is committed to providing our clients with knowledge and insight on the changing industry.
We Are Breaking Ground!
If you visited the office lately, you have probably realized VAHS has outgrown its current location. After a long search both in Airdrie and the surrounding area we have recently purchased land just a few minutes north of Airdrie along Dixon Stevenson Trail....Read More
2019 WVC Continuing Educator of the Year
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Elizabeth for being awarded WVC Continuing Educator of the Year! A number of our veterinarians at VAHS are invited to speak all around the world. Dr. Elizabeth has traveled to Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, as well as various states and provinces throughout North America, to share her research, knowledge, and past experiences....Read More
Establish Your VCPR
Health Canada has introduced changes to the way animal owners access antimicrobials in order to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Going forward, your veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) will be the key component in antimicrobial prescription and distribution....Read More
Cold Stress Effects on Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations
Sydney Crosby, DVM, MFAM - ...In this article, I will discuss the impact of cold temperatures on spermatogenesis, how that impacts the breeding soundness evaluation, and what you can do to mitigate and prevent the adverse effects of winter on your bulls’ fertility....Read More
Lameness - Easy to see, hard to treat
Elizabeth Homerosky, DVM, MSc., DABVP - Lameness is quickly becoming the most significant animal welfare issue in feedlots. In fact, a recent study revealed lame animals accounted for ~37% of all animals housed in feedlot chronic pens. An additional ~11% of chronic pen residents were diagnosed with both lameness and pneumonia. In some feedlots, as much as half of all euthanized animals were the result of non-responsive lameness. The total estimated cost associated with an animal requiring one single treatment for lameness ranged from ~$110 to $143....Read More
VAHS - 25 Years! est. 1993
This July marks a significant milestone for Veterinary Agri-Health Services as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Started as a one man practice by Mike in 1993 working out of the basement of his house, there have been many changes along the way. As with many successful businesses, good timing helped in those early days....Read More