Minister Recognizes Contribution of Errol Hancock

first_imgMinister of Agriculture Brooke Taylor today, July 28, extended his sympathies to the family of Errol Hancock, who passed away Saturday, July 26, at the age of 106. Dr. Hancock served Nova Scotia’s agriculture industry for more than 36 years, including more than a decade of general practice with the Canadian Department of Agriculture. He later joined the provincial Department of Agriculture in 1937, becoming the department’s first provincial animal pathologist. In 1927, Dr. Hancock worked on the initial testing of cattle for tuberculosis eradication as well as the eradication of other poultry and cattle diseases. “Dr. Hancock made distinguished contributions to the agriculture community and the field of veterinary medicine in Nova Scotia and Canada,” said Mr. Taylor. “The industry continues to experience benefits from his pioneering work in the field of disease eradication and control. The department of agriculture continues to offer several of the programs and services he helped establish. “The Hancock Building, home of the veterinary pathology laboratory located on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus in Bible Hill, was proudly named after him in recognition of services to the livestock industry in Nova Scotia.”last_img read more

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