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The interviews presented below have been done with researchers and experts involved in animal health related projects and activities supported by Swine Innovation Porc. 


Researchers Look to Pig Gut Microbiome to Improve Health and Performance Without Antibiotics

May 25, 2023

Validation Tools Under Development for Post-Weaning E. coli Diarrhea Interventions

February 20, 2023

Microbiome Research in Piglets Applicable to Other Species and Crops

April 17, 2023

Researchers Work to Replace Antibiotics with Probiotics in Treating Diarrhea in Post Weaned Pigs

March 29, 2023


Microbiome Research Lays Foundation for Development of Tools to Improve Pig Health

May 27, 2022

Research Shows Bacteria in the Gut of the Piglet Influences Health and Performance

April 5, 2022

Animal Welfare Main Motivator for Improving Truck Wash Technology

January 3, 2022

SIP Research Helps Determine Safety of Previously PED Infected Manure Storages

April 27, 2022

PED Infectivity in Stored Manure Dissipates Faster than Suspected

April 1, 2022

Naturally Occuring Bacteria In the Gut of the Pig Influences Health and Productivity

April 26, 2022

Pandemic Helps Underscore Need for Biosecurity in Livestock Transport

January 24, 2022


Swine Innovation Porc Initiative Aims to Create Economically Viable Swine Transport Trailer Washing System

December 22, 2021

New Swine Transport Trailer Design Guidelines Expected to Improve Cleanability, Safety, Animal Welfare

November 15, 2021

Scientists Examine Pig Gut Microbiome to Identify Microbes that Benefit Health and Productivity

August 25, 2021

Alberta Study Examines Infectivity of PED Infected Stored Hog Manure

July 28, 2021

Cleanability and Welfare among Key Factors to Consider in Swine Transport Trailer Design

December 9, 2021

Application of Heat Revolutionises Swine Transport Trailer Disinfection

November 9, 2021

Research Expected to Help Determine when PED Infected Manure Storages Can be Considered Negative

August 20, 2021

Heat Disinfection Revolutionizes Transport Biosecurity

June 22, 2021

Breakthrough Research Prompts Advancement in Swine Pathogen Destruction

November 23, 2021

Researchers Work to Harness Beneficial Microbes to Improve Pig Health

September 9, 2021

Sensors Measure Swine Trailer Temperature During Heating and Animal Welfare Factors During Transport

August 13, 2021

Durability of Sensors Key in Tracking Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Parameters

June 7, 2021


Durable Temperatures and Humidity Sensors Key for Biosecurity and Animal Welfare

August 17, 2020

Strep Suis Vaccine Research Applicable to Other Bacterial Infections

May 8, 2020

Increase in Enteric Disease Stimulates Interest in Microbiome

January 23, 2020

Enhanced Gut Health Offers Opportunity to Improve Health, Productivity, Profitability

January 2, 2020

Durability Key Factor in Development of Temperature and Humidity Sensors

August 4, 2020

Novel Approach Offers Potential for Effective Strep Suis Vaccine

April 29, 2020

Research into the Human Microbiome Applicable to Pigs

January 13, 2020

More Durable Swine Transport Trailer Sensors Ready for Testing

July 22, 2020

Effective Strep Suis Vaccine Key to Reduced Antibiotic Use in Pork Production

April 22, 2020

2020 Banff Pork Seminar Audio Special

January 8, 2020


When Using Antibiotics Consider Impact on Microbiome

December 24, 2019

Early Bacterial Colonization of the Gut Carries Long Term Health Implications

October 18, 2019

Simple Effectiveness Disease Risk Mitigation Strategies Critical to Maintaining Swine Health

August 8, 2019

New Sensors to Monitor Swine Welfare and Trailer Disinfection Expected by 2020

July 18, 2019

Improved Diagnostics Promise Reduced Turn Around Times and Costs

June 12, 2019

Antimicrobial Use Reduction Possible in the Swine Sector

January 29, 2019

Antibiotic Use Policy Changes Compliment What Chicken Farmers are Already Doing

January 7, 2019

The Greater the Diversity, the Greater the Functionality of the Microbiome

December 10, 2019

Better Understanding the Microbiome Offers Potential to Improve Pig Health and Performance

October 15, 2019

Research Demonstrates Pork Sector Commitment to Animal Welfare

July 30, 2019

Research Contributes to Containment of Alberta PED Outbreak

July 12, 2019

Automated Swine Transport Trailer Cleaning Offers Added Animal Welfare Benefits

May 17, 2019

Consumer Trust Driving Force Behind Chicken Producers' Approach to Antibiotic Use

January 25, 2019

Canada Catches Up On Antibiotic Use

January 2, 2019

Automated Swine Transport Trailer Disinfection Moving Closer to Commercialization

November 18, 2019

Updated Transport Trailer Design Criteria Expected to Enhance Animal Welfare

August 16, 2019

Scientists Identify Transport Trailer Design Criteria to Enhance Biosecurity

July 25, 2019

Sensors Designed to Improve Animal Welfare During Transport Being Adapted for Biosecurity

July 5, 2019

Swine Transport Sector Quick to Adopt New Technology

May 3, 2019

Inconsistent Antibiotic Categorization Puts Canadian Livestock and Poultry at Disadvantage

January 16, 2019


Antibiotic Use Reduction Possible Without Compromising Productivity

December 6, 2018

New Brachyspira Susceptibility Test Method Expected to Speed Up Treatment Selection

May 3, 2018

Genomics Offers Potential to Identify Disease Resilient Livestock

April 10, 2018

Thorough Washing Needed to Ensure Thermal Drying Kills All Pathogens

January 29, 2018

Finding Alternatives to Antibiotics Among Top Research Priorities

November 9, 2018

New Brachyspira Diagnostic Method Expected in 2019

April 26, 2018

New PEDv Test Expected to Speed Up Turn Around and Cut Costs

April 6, 2018

High Pressure Hot Water and Vacuum Followed by Baking Shown Effective for Cleaning Swine Trailers

January 22, 2018

Alternatives to Antimicrobials Identified as Top Priority Under Swine Cluster 3

July 12, 2018

Genomic Selection Offers Promise for Identifying Disease Resilience

April 23, 2018

Automated Washing of Swine Transport Vehicles Moves Closer to Reality

February 12, 2018


Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading and Easier Cleanability

July 21, 2017

VIDO-InterVac Research Sets Parameters for Heat to Destroy Disease Causing Pathogens

June 2, 2017

Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination Effective in Deactivating Pathogens in Swine Transport Vehicles

May 16, 2017

Effort to Automate Swine Transport Vehicle Washing Moves to Next Phase

April 28, 2017

Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig

January 17, 2017

Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada

July 7, 2017

Achieving Target Temperatures Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination

May 25, 2017

Hydrovac Technology Reduces Volumes of Water Required to Clean Swine Transport Vehicles

May 2, 2017

Diminishing Role of Antibiotics Expected to Expand Role of Microbiome in Promoting Health

February 24, 2017

Trailer Design Changes Needed to Improve Cleanability

June 29, 2017

Research Demonstrates Value of Baking Swine Transport Trailers

May 18, 2017

Application of Heat to Swine Transportation Equipment Inactivates Disease Causing Pathogens

May 1, 2017

Nutritional Choices Influence Gut Health in Swine

February 15, 2017


Researchers Examine Impact of Feed Ingredients on Microbiome

December 29, 2016

Demonstration of New Technology for Washing Swine Transport Trailers Expected By March

November 21, 2016

SIP Research Expected to Improve Slatted Concrete Flooring

August 26, 2016

Beneficial Bacteria Offers Promising Alternative to Antibiotics for Growth Promotion

August 4, 2016

Use of Heat Speeding Up Turn Around Cutting Costs of Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers

December 12, 2016

Swine Transport Trailer Redesign Needed to Improve Biosecurity

November 10, 2016

Heat Proves Effective in Inactivating Swine Pathogens in Transport Equipment

August 15, 2016

Access to Antibiotics to Treat Disease in Livestock Production Critical to Ensure Animal Welfare

July 29, 2016

Microbiome Research Offers New Line of Defense Against Animal Disease

December 7, 2016

Addition of Heat Improves Cleaning and Disinfection of Swine Transport Vehicles

September 9, 2016

Hydrovac Based Swine Transport Cleaning Equipment Expected by Year's End

August 12, 2016

Gut Microbiome Offers Potential to Improve Pig Health Equivalent to Liver or Kidney

July 6, 2016


Research Shows Hydrovac Technology Offers Potential to Reduce Time and Cost of Cleaning Swine Transport Vehicles

December 9, 2015

Researchers Explore Genomics to Identify Pigs Resilient to Combinations of Diseases

October 8, 2015

Research Demonstrates Feasibility of Automating Washing of Swine Transport Vehicles

May 25, 2015

Automation Offers Potential to Improve Truck Washing

March 4, 2015

Researchers Target Faster Truck Washing and Reduced Costs

February 2, 2015

Automated Swine Transport Wash Project Moves into Phase 2

December 1, 2015

Researchers Look to Harness Genomics to Select for Disease Resilience

September 23, 2015

Automation Expected to Speed Up Disinfection of Livestock Trailers and Cut Costs

March 24, 2015

Researchers Target Specific Strains of Brachyspira

February 24, 2015

New Air Filration Evaluation System Expected by Mid-2016

January 30, 2015

Phase 1 of Truck Wash 
Automation Project Now Complete

November 4, 2015

Scientists Target Reduced Cost and Use of Antimicrobials to Treat Brachyspira

July 21, 2015

Researchers Examine Antimicrobial Resistance Issues When Treating Brachyspira

March 9, 2015

Researchers Explore Potential of Automated Truck Washing to Improve Biosecurity

February 19, 2015

System Under Development for Evaluating Effectiveness of Filter Systems to Control Airborne Pathogens

January 9, 2015


Lack of Standardized Tests Creates Challenges in Dealing with Brachyspira

December 29, 2014

Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations

November 25, 2014

Researchers Tackle Developing Methods to Reduce Spread of PRRS

December 23, 2014

Standardized Diagnostics for Brachyspira Expected to Improve Treatment

November 18, 2014

Genomic Selection Offers Potential for Improved Disease Resistance

December 9, 2014


Hoof Trimming Shows Promise for Addressing Sow Lameness

November 6, 2013

Visual Assessment of Lameness More Reliable that Previously Believed

October 21, 2013

Stock People Encouraged to Monitor More Closely for Lameness in the Sow Herd

October 30, 2013

Research Shows Hoof Trimming Helps Reduce Lameness in the Sow Herd

October 15, 2013

Early Detection Key to Addressing Lameness in the Sow Herd

October 24, 2013

Reducing Lameness in the
Sow Herd Improves Profitability


October 11, 2013


Zephyr Gun Shown as Effective Alternative for Euthanizing Piglets

December 27, 2012

Scientists Seek Strategies for Early Detection and Prevention of Lameness of Sows

October 22, 2012

Average Litter Birth Weight Impacts Growth Performance More than Litter Size

November 29, 2012

Researchers Examine Role of Temperament in Sow Lameness and Longevity

October 30, 2012

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