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
The overall aim of this research is to assess the exposure of workers in conventional and alternative egg production facilities to dust and bio-aerosols, and to characterize the respiratory health risks they face.
Project to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec.
This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.