This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens. A total of 12 conventional chicken houses and 12 alternative houses outfitted with enriched cages will be selected. Eggs, litter, and feces will be sampled weekly. Necropsies will be performed on a sampling of animals each month and air quality samples will be examined periodically.
From 2019 to 2021
Air quality, Animal welfare
Animal welfare practices may affect the air quality in poultry breeding facilities and lead to significant economic impacts.
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.
This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.