Speaker Profile


Melissa Moggy
Extension Coordinator
Alberta Farm Animal Care
Emergency Livestock Programs in Alberta, Canada.

Alberta has two programs focused on improving animal welfare that can be used in emergency situations. The ALERT Line is an anonymous, producer helping producer call line that anyone can call if they have concerns about livestock welfare and to dispatch an Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailer. The Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailers are trailers that are equipped with everything you would need in the event of a livestock emergency. This could be a cattle liner rollover, barn collapse, barn fire, etc. Alberta Farm Animal Care plays a role in manning the ALERT Line and supporting the Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailers.

After completing her bachelor's in animal science at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Dr. Moggy pursued her DVM at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Upon completion of her DVM, she went to Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a rotating food animal internship. In 2013, Dr. Moggy returned to Canada to pursue her Master's degree at the University of Calgary. Her research focused on current animal care management practices related to pain and stress performed in cow-calf operations in Western Canada and producer perspectives towards the use of pain and stress control practices. After completing her Master's degree, Dr. Moggy joined the Alberta Farm Animal Care team to assist in the Cattle Benchmarking Project and now consults as the organization's extension coordinator and research lead.