Project 19-007 - Lead Researcher: Dr. Tim Blackwell, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
This study looks to identify both common and appropriate pig to feeder space ratios as well as factors that drive appropriate pen utilization will improve swine productivity and welfare on Ontario swine farms.
Project 19-006 - Researchers: Dr. Mariela Segura and Dr. Marcelo Gottschalk, University of Montreal
We propose to study and compare the immune response and protection generated by an autogenous vaccine formulated with different adjuvants under controlled conditions using experimental challenge of piglets. An improved vaccine strategy will have an impact on swine health and welfare,...
Project 19-005 - Lead Researcher: Dr. Vahab Farzan, University of Guelph
The project will apply these advanced analytical methods to help identify the most important virulence-associated-factors and use this knowledge in an attempt to develop a universal vaccine for S. suis in pigs.
Project 19-004 - Lead Researcher: Dr. Jerome del Castillo, University of Montreal
The goal of this project is to develop testing methods that will identify feed ingredients or manufacturing practices that decreases the release of a medication to the pig. The optimization of medicated feed manufacturing will improve its therapeutic efficacy, hasten the recovery of treated...
Project 19-003 - Lead Researcher: Dr. Sue Burlatschenko, Ecovet Ltd.
This project will test if straight nitrogen gas is an effective and humane euthanasia option for pigs and compare this gas to results using carbon dioxide.
Project 19-002 - Lead Researcher: Dr. Aarash Sofla, uFluidix Inc. Scarborough, Ontario
The uFluidix PRRSV project is a focused effort to market a system for on-farm test of PRRSV that can be performed by farm staff or vets.
Project 19-001 - Lead Researcher: Pawel Bartlewski, University of Guelph
To provide high quality products to consumers, it is necessary for the food industry to obtain reliable information on factors influencing meat quality throughout the entire production cycle.