Ontario Pork - Active Research
Monday, April 19, 2021
    

Active Research

Ontario Pork has a call for research proposals once a year. 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 Cristiane Mesquita at cristiane.mesquita@ontariopork.on.ca.


Active Research

Development of boar taint detection kits using DNA aptamers for use in commercial packing plants. Phase 1: Lab validation

Project 20-006 - Dr. Maria DeRosa, Carleton University

DeRosa has developed aptamers (artificial receptors) for two compounds implicated in boar taint (androstenone and skatole) and a prototype lateral flow device (dipstick test) for use in pig carcass testing. 
 

Development of an vitro / in vivo correlation method to assess the efficiency of oral drug release from medicated feeds in swine

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...

Development of an in vitro / in vivo correlation method to assess the efficiency of oral drug release from oral medications in swine - Phase 2: Water medication

Project 21-03 - Dr. Jerome del Castillo

Phase 2: Water medication. Project extends the range of tested feedstuffs to those used in the manufacturing of early (1st, 2nd) and late (3rd, 4th) phase weaner diets, determine their abilities to bind the drug molecules of water medications for weaner pigs, and determine the reversibility of...

Development of an in vitro / in vivo correlation method to assess the efficiency of oral drug release from oral medications in swine - Phase 1b: Restoring drug release

Project 21-05 - Dr. Jerome del Castillo

Water Holding Capacity of feedstuffs should help refining the formulation of porcine medicated feeds to preserve the therapeutic efficacy of the dietary drugs.

Assessing carcass variability in Ontario pork and the potential to increase returns to producers and improve pork quality

Project 18-003 - Dr. Benjamin Bohrer, University of Guelph

Dr. Bohrer will be the first researcher examining use of an advanced ultrasonic image analyzer (AutoFom III; Denmark) in a commercial Canadian pork facility (Conestoga Meat Processors) for determination of lean yield.
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