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Chantal Farmer

Chantal Farmer

Associate Professor, Laval University, Animal Science Dept.

Areas of Expertise:
Improving sow lactation performances via management, nutritional and endocrine factors
Endocrine control of mammogenesis, colostrogenesis and lactation in swine
Endocrine control of fetal and neonatal development in swine
Nutritional requirements of gilts to optimize their mammary gland development

Current Projects:
Effects of increasing prolactin concentrations in sows on their mammary development and lactation performance
Effects of dietary supplementation with the phytoestrogen genistein on mammary development of gestating gilts
Effects of teat use or non-use in first lactation on its development and milk yield in second lactation
Restrictive followed by compensatory feeding of gestating sows: effects on mammary development and milk yield
Minimum duration of teat use required in first lactation to ensure optimal milk yield in second lactation
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