Hypor Canada Welcomes New Veterinarian

by 5m Editor
1 August 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - Hypor's new veterinarian assumed his duties today. Hypor Canada is pleased to welcome Dr. Shawn Davidson to the team. He has taken on the responsibilities as Hypor's vet following the departure of Dr. John Harding to pursue new challenges with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Shawn Davidson After graduating from Saskatoon's Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 Dr. Davidson worked in large animal practice in Swift Current for five years honing his skills. He concentrated his efforts on food animal production medicine, including beef, cow, calf, feedlot and swine. The swine portion of the practice grew into a business of its own, bringing about the creation of Davidson Swine Health Services.

Dr. Davidson is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians as well as a member of the Western Canadian Association of Swine Practitioners. He is one of four members of the Western Swine Health Association -- this is an affiliation of swine practitioners in Alberta and Saskatchewan who share resources. His research has mainly centred around feed additives: he has done work around the effects of additions of probiotics and cidifiers to feed.

Before Hypor, Dr. Davidson's sow base was roughly 12,500 animals. Dr. Davidson relishes the challenges and opportunities inherent in his new position: 'It is a different world -- a new set of challenges,' he states. His duties with Hypor will consist mainly of consulting work -- he will visit the Hypor units monthly for routine bloodwork, health monitoring and management advice. 'Everyone has been great!' he remarks about the production staff and management he has been in contact with to date.

Hypor (The World's Local Breeder) has its North American headquarters in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is Canada's largest pig breeding company, and is dedicated to the continuous improvement and marketing of genetically superior breeding stock to commercial producers.

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