Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Completed Research

Ontario Pork has a call for research proposals twice a year (fall and spring). These projects were approved for funding by the board on recommendation of the research committee. If you have questions or need further information about the research posted here please contact Kathy Zurbrigg at kathy.zurbrigg@ontariopork.on.ca

Completed Research

An investigation into the effects of in-feed zinc oxide on antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Project 13-011 - Lead Researcher: Bob Friendship

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria that is the leading cause of skin infections and pneumonia in people. The increase in drug-resistant bacteria such as Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have increased the burden on healthcare systems due to an inability to find an...

An epidemiological investigation of the early phase of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in Canadian swine herds in 2011

Project 14-007 - Researcher: Dr. Terri O’Sullivan

In January 2014, the first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was reported in an Ontario swine herd; which was soon followed by a series of other cases.  Feed from a single feed company was implicated as a source of the virus during the early phase of the outbreak.  The...