CFIA Launches Animal Health Campaign
By Canadian Food Inspection AgencyFeatures Profiles Researchers
November 13, 2009- The Government of Canada launched a national awareness campaign focused on key farm management practices that will help keep animals healthy and safeguard the Canadian food supply.
The announcement was made today by Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
As part of the Animal Health Awareness Campaign, producers across Canada will receive tips and information about biosecurity measures. Producers will be encouraged to revisit their biosecurity plans, continue to observe their animals for signs of illness and regularly consult with their veterinarians on the health of their animals.
The CFIA has developed this campaign and national biosecurity standards , protocols and strategies for livestock, poultry and aquaculture production in collaboration with producer organizations, provincial/territorial governments and academia.
For more information about protecting animal health, or to order an animal health campaign 2010 calendar, please contact the CFIA by telephone at 1 800 442-2342, or online at www.inspection.gc.ca
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