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
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
This project is part of a broader effort to develop a descriptive grid of agricultural biomass residues to support decisions about how they can optimally be recovered.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
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