This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare. An increase in the animals’ movement and the space allotted per animal, as well as the presence of bedding, degrades air quality and affects the health of workers. This project is divided into four main stages:
From 2019 to 2023
Air quality, Animal welfare
This project aims to reduce the health risks to workers posed by new breeding practices implemented to improve animal welfare.
Centre de développement du porc du Québec | Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault | Prairie Swine Centre | Quebec Heart and Lung Institute | University of Saskatchewan
Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.
This project aimed to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs or perennial grasses to serve as vegetative filter strips.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.
Researchers: Stéphane Godbout Luc Belzile