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Dr. Terri O'Sullivan, wearing an Ontario Veterinary College golf shirt, stands in front of the Ontario Swine Research Centre

Moving the needle: Evaluating the use of needle-free injection technology in piglets

Dr. Terri O’Sullivan believes swine farms are missing an opportunity for using needle-free injection technology in young piglets. The technology – with potential economic benefits for producers and welfare benefits for animals – has been available for some time but has not been widely adopted in Ontario hog production.

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A technician at the AHL stands in a white lab coat and face mask in front a large silver machine with blue laser light visible at the bottom

Animal Health Laboratory develops swine virus tests to protect Ontario livestock

Large animal veterinarians rely on the University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) for reliable test results that help identify the cause of disease signs in Ontario’s livestock.

Twice this year, AHL diagnosticians tested samples that were negative for the common culprits, prompting further investigation that relied on their disease expertise, experience and detective skills.

Dr. Manjusri Misra in the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre with an icon banner at the bottom with text Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance research, 2020-21 Agri-Food Yearbook.

Biocomposites make vehicle manufacturing greener

Plastic has helped the automotive industry trim millions of kilograms of fuel-wasting weight from vehicles and keep production costs in check. But as the spotlight falls on other environmental aspects of car and truck manufacturing, the University of Guelph is showing leadership in creating eco-efficient materials that can further reduce costs and waste.

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