Animal Health & Welfare Projects

Mitigation strategies for disruption of swine production in Ontario due to possible outbreaks of contagious diseases


Lead Applicant: Zvonimir Poljak

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: NA

Exploring a non-antibiotic alternative to improve calf health, growth, and welfare


Lead Applicant: Trevor DeVries

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: NA

Improving welfare and adding value to cull dairy cows through feedlot management


Lead Applicant: Todd Duffield

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Dairy Research Centre- Elora

Manipulation of the gut microbiome for control of necrotic enteritis in chickens


Lead Applicant: Shayan Sharif

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ponsonby General Animal Facility

Development of vaccines against necrotic enteritis in chickens


Lead Applicant: Shayan Sharif

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ponsonby General Animal Facility

Investigating stillbirth and neonatal mortality in pigs


Lead Applicant: Robert Friendship

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Arkell Swine Research Facility

Evaluation of environmental and cow health and welfare benefits of compost bedded pack housing systems


Lead Applicant: Renee Bergeron

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: NA

Biodegradable plastic truck liners for Ontario deadstock disposal


Lead Applicant: Manjusri Misra

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: NA

SARS-CoV-2 in mink: development of a vaccine and serological testing


Lead Applicant: Leonardo Susta

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: NA

Transmission pathways of aquatic bird bornavirus for poultry species


Lead Applicant: Leonardo Susta

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ponsonby General Animal Facility