Quebec City, Que. – The province of Quebec has announced an extension to its animal health program, which will see the province provide funding of $15.1 million toward the program over a period from April 2013 to March 2016.
The program also ensures the delivery of veterinary services in all regions of Quebec. Currently there are 460 veterinarians servicing more than 12,000 Quebec farmers.
The program means the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) will devote $1 million over the next three years to collecting data on the use of veterinary drugs, through an electronic transfer, and implementing new monitoring activities.
MAPAQ says $2.4 million will go toward special measures for the next generation of animals in remote areas for the three years of the program.
Also, $1.84 million will go to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal to help support educational activities.