Tiny Acres Holsteins in Prince Edward Island, Canada was the proud recipient of not one, but two prestigious milk quality awards this year. Owner Wade Bryanton and his son Logan attribute their success to a strong nutrition program and genomics, as well as to the dedication and commitment of their employees and herd health management team. They work closely with their veterinarian and nutritionist, and are consistently in Canada’s top-five genetic Holstein herds. Wade Bryanton shares his management strategy and explains how they’ve reached and maintained such high standards of excellence.
Biosecurity is defined as the combination of all measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of disease agents between animals. As such, the implementation of biosecurity is an important tool to accomplish disease prevention on cattle farms. It contributes to animal and public health and welfare, but it can also improve economic results and lower antimicrobial use and resistance.
Dr Greg Keefe is Dean at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada. M2 magazine asked Dr Keefe about his education, his work at the University and at the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research and Milk Quality Network; and about life outside of academia.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most important threats to human and animal health. There are indications of a pending “post-antibiotic era” where AMR will cause 10 million human deaths per year globally by 2050 if no serious action is taken (O’Neill, 2016).