Animal Health & Welfare Projects

Expanding Ontario interactive animal pathogen dashboards


Lead Applicant: Zvonimir Poljak

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Optimization of crossbred (beef on dairy) calf performance, health, and welfare


Lead Applicant: Michael Steele

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: Ontario Beef Research Centre – Elora

Application of genomic selection for body composition traits in the turkey


Lead Applicant: Christine Baes

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare 

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Understanding Salmonella Dublin transmission on Ontario dairy and veal farms


Lead Applicant: David Renaud

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Mitigating the risk of avian influenza virus transmission


Lead Applicant: Shayan Sharif

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: Central Animal Facility & Isolation Unit

Development of a model to predict the impact of nutrition, genetics and heat stress on performance, meat yield and meat quality in turkeys


Lead Applicant: Jennifer Ellis

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Newly developed versus commercial acaricide formulations for varroa mite control in Ontario honey bee colonies


Lead Applicant: Ernesto Guzman

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Understanding feather pecking in laying hens: The gut-microbiome-brain connection II


Lead Applicant: Alexandra Harlander

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: Ontario Poultry Research Centre at the Arkell Research Station

Identifying factors associated with ewe colostrum quality and lamb health and performance, and validating an on-farm assessment method for colostrum quality in ewes


Lead Applicant: Charlotte Winder

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA

Exploring adoption of best management practices for health and welfare by Ontario cow-calf producers


Lead Applicant: Charlotte Winder

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare 

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2023/2024

Research Centre: NA