Former U of G president named University Professor Emeritus

February 23, 2018

Dr. Alastair Summerlee named University Professor Emeritus, University of GuelphOntario Veterinary College Biomedical Sciences professor and former University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee was named University Professor Emeritus at the winter Convocation ceremonies on February 20.

An innovative researcher, teacher and world-renowned humanitarian, Summerlee joined U of G and the Biomedical Sciences department in OVC...

DVM grad focuses on diverse opportunities in One Health arena

February 20, 2018

Dr. Emily DenstedtOne Health has always been of interest for Emily Denstedt with wildlife and ecosystem health a particular passion. But even she probably didn’t envision bringing the two together on another continent – working to enhance community healthcare and, by extension, wildlife health.

The OVC 2014 grad worked in various wildlife settings, with marine mammals and local wildlife on her way to a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College.  While Denstedt knew...

Fighting ketosis: There’s an app for that

February 13, 2018

Dairy cowsA new smartphone app designed to synthesize on-farm ketosis monitoring data and promote regular ketosis testing is helping move best-available science from lab bench to barn floor.

Ketosis — a metabolic condition caused by an energy deficit — affects up to 40 per cent of all dairy cows in Canada. It can lead to reduced milk yield, impaired reproduction...

Veterinarian shares passion for wildlife with students

February 5, 2018

Feeding a polar bear cubAn ordinary work day for Toronto Zoo veterinarian Pauline Delnatte might involve examining an exotic frog that is showing signs of illness, prescribing medication to treat a jaguar, or conducting a post-mortem on an animal.

The Zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals, and Delnatte loves the challenge of providing the best possible care for so many...

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