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The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) and the Canadian sheep industry at large are facing an exciting time in the evolution of the sheep value chain. Huge opportunities exist today to grow markets, increase value for all stakeholders, and secure the prosperity of the industry for the future.

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Canadian Sheep Federation Appoints New Vice-Chair, Approves 2016-17 Budget
For Immediate Release

August 22, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Arlette Seib (Saskatchewan) as CSF Vice-Chair. Arlette accepted the Executive Committee appointment during the August Board meeting, following the resignation of Rob Scott, Director from Ontario.

During that same meeting, the CSF Board approved a budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that will support CSF operations over the next year. Recent decisions by the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency and Alberta Lamb Producers to leave the national organization and go their own ways had some questioning the future of the CSF. Notwithstanding recent membership changes, remaining CSF members have resolved to find a path forward for the national organization.

Seven provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia will continue to work together to ensure Canada’s sheep industry has representation on a national stage. Building consensus on key issues, especially given the diversity of the Canadian sheep industry, is never an easy task. Finding middle ground relies on the willingness of everyone involved to commit to a common solution, something the organization’s remaining members are committed to. The CSF has established a Sustainability Committee that will explore long-term options
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. receives approval for Metacam® 20* for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. receives approval for Metacam® 20* for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep

Burlington, Ontario (May 2, 2016) – Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® 20 has obtained approval in Canada for use in the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep. This is the first approval for Metacam® 20 in sheep worldwide.

The marketing authorization was granted based on Colditz et al. Efficacy of Meloxicam in Sheep: Determining the effective dose of meloxicam in a sterile model of inflammation in sheep (2011, unpublished).

In sheep, Metacam® 20 (meloxicam) is given as a single subcutaneous injection of 1.0mL/20kg bodyweight.

The approval comes following a joint submission from Boehringer Ingelheim in Canada, Australia and New Zealand that saw regulatory agencies from each country participate in a collaborative review process. The regulatory agencies for each country maintained the right to determine whether a product was approved for its own market. The joint submission and simultaneous review mark an important achievement in international regulatory cooperation.

Metacam® is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the oxicam class. Following the joint submission and review process, it is now licensed for use in sheep in t

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