The Alberta Sheep Breeders Association Symposium is October 17-19, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer. Visit the ASBA website for the full agenda and registration information. Early bird rates apply until Oct 1. Please note that ALP's AGM will be held the evening of Oct 17 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer. Registration rates apply to the Symposium events, but the AGM is free for all to attend.
On June 21, a positive classical scrapie result was confirmed by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laboratory on a sheep from a farm in central Alberta. The sheep was tested due to clinical signs consistent with scrapie. As the scrapie positive sheep lived on multiple premises, a second flock in Alberta has been quarantined and disease control procedures required for classical scrapie have been implemented for both flocks.
On July 26, the CFIA released the following details regarding the ongoing investigation: