USask study looks at disease in cattle


A new study at the University of Saskatchewan will evaluate the use of beef cattle temperament as on-farm indicator of disease susceptibility.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor Dr. Diego Moya will characterize cattle behavior, like their aggressiveness or fear activity and its link to negative health and welfare outcomes.

The results will help farmers when tailoring her health programs to manage high-risk cattle, reducing antimicrobial drug use, cattle illnesses and deaths.

Dr. Moya’s project will received 152-thousand dollars from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Councils Discovery Grants program.

(with files from cjww)

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