Mental health, psychology and agriculture

May 8, 2019

Image depicting mental health literacy in agricultureAlthough we live in an era of so-called fake news and doubts about some information’s authenticity, no one calls into question a social media post from a farmer that says “farm stress is real. Suicide is real.” 

Posts like that set alarm bells ringing for population medicine Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton of the Univeristy of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Through her research dealing with...

OVC Prof’s Tanning Salon Research Makes Headlines

May 6, 2019

Prof. Jennifer McWhirter, Ontario Veterinary College, University of GuelphResearch from Ontario Veterinary College professor Jennifer McWhirter was recently featured in a Canadian Press article that appeared on CTV News, CBC news, the National Post, as well as number of other publications, as well as on CTV Kitchener.

An assistant professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, McWhirter focuses her research...

Take Precautions on Your Next Desert Camel Ride

April 24, 2019

Photo of camelsZoonotic disease, disease that can be transmitted between humans and animals, requires extra attention to understand how it spreads. Middle East respiratory syndrome corona­virus (MERS-CoV) is one of those diseases – it can transfer between humans and drome­dary, one-hump camels. About one-third of the human cases charted since 2012 have been fatal.

University of Guelph PhD candidate Dr. Emma Gardner, in the Ontario Veterinary College's (OVC) Department of Population Medicine, is determining environmental factors that affect MERS-CoV transmission to help prevent the spread of this...

OVC Scientist Wins International Award to Study Bone Plates in Lizards

April 15, 2019

Photo of a geckoAn Ontario Veterinary College researcher is one of this year’s recipients of the Human Frontier Science Program’s (HFSP) collaborative research grants. 

Prof. Matt Vickaryous, Department of Biomedical Sciences in the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, and three colleagues from the U.K. and France will work in their respective fields to launch the first multidisciplinary investigation of osteoderms, exploring their development, evolution...

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