Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Animal Health Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

Released on October 4, 2021

Today, Agriculture Minister David Marit proclaimed October 3 to 9, 2021, as Animal Health Week in Saskatchewan. Animal Health Week recognizes the high level of care Saskatchewan ranchers provide, the important vet-client relationships that guide animal care decisions and the link between the health of humans, animals and the environment.

"Animal health impacts everything, from environmental health to human health, and healthy animals mean a healthy agriculture industry," Marit said. "This week also showcases our producers and veterinary experts who follow best practices to provide the highest level of care for animals."

Animal Health Week has been celebrated across Canada for more than 30 years and is proclaimed nationally by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The week is supported in Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA).

“The SVMA is committed to ensuring animal health, which in turn protects and enhances not only our own lives but the sustainability of the environment,” SVMA President Dr. Nick Hawkins said. “The contribution of our members in the areas of livestock production, companion animal care, veterinary research, and wildlife management (to name only a few) demonstrate the importance of the veterinary team in the daily lives and future of the residents of Saskatchewan.” 

This year's national theme, "Animal Health + Human Health + Planet Health = One Health," highlights the roles and responsibilities of Canada's veterinary professionals within the national One Health community, which include critical roles in food safety, public health and environmental protection.

More information about animal health and welfare in Saskatchewan can be found at saskatchewan.ca/livestock.

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For more information, contact:

Jamie Shanks
Agriculture
Regina
Phone: 3067875155
Email: jamie.shanks2@gov.sk.ca

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