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
This project will help to identify and evaluate practices, techniques, and technologies that can be used to improve overall environmental performance, animal welfare, and the quality of the animals’ living environment.
The aim of this project is to show that efforts made to better distribute phosphorus on the land are effective and that the indicators used to determine phosphorus saturation thresholds are correlated with soil phosphorus balance and dynamics.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté