Farm Family Health
Effects of 'mad cow disease'
The Farm Family Health project was developed to study the effects of the 2003 outbreak of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), known as 'mad cow disease', on farm families and communities. Studies were conducted in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia to advance knowledge about how different regions were affected by the closure of international borders, the policy and practice response of provincial and federal governments, and the impact of the BSE crisis on farm family and community health.
The Effects of the BSE Crisis on Farmers and Farming Communities in Nova Scotia
- summary report [PDF - 734 kB]
Tanya Barber, Barbara Clow (2013)
Farm Family Health Research Project: Information about Getting Involved - poster
[PDF - 75 kB] (2007)
Farm and Ranch Family Health Survey Information Sheets:
- Who Participated in the Farm and Ranch Family Health Survey?
[PDF - 110 kB]
- The BSE Crisis: Not Just About Cattle [PDF - 39 kB]
- Forewarning of the BSE Crisis Was Insufficient [PDF - 25 kB]
- The BSE Crisis Had Immediate Impacts on Family Economies and It Was Not Over When the Borders Opened [PDF - 18 kB]
- The BSE Crisis Affected Families, Communities and Canadian Food Security
[PDF - 27 kB]
- Farm Stressors: The Context in Which Farmers and Ranchers Have to Manage a Crisis like BSE [PDF - 26 kB]
- Farmers and Ranchers are Prepared to Seek Help and Information Needed to Manage a Crisis [PDF - 21 kB]