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Centralia Swine Research Update 2014

04 March 2014

List of papers presented (in oral and written form) at the 33rd Annual Centralia Swine Research Update on 29 January 2014 at the Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre in Kirkton, Ontario, Canada.


To read the full papers from the Centralia Swine Research Update, click on the link below.


  • In-Transit Losses of Pigs: An Investigation of Hog Heart Health - Kathy Zurbrigg, OMAF and MRA/University of Guelph
  • Rodenticide Ingestion in Swine: A Project to Assist Veterinarians with Detection and
  • Establishing Possible Withdrawal Times - Dr Ron Johnson, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Antimicrobial Resistance – What is it and Why should you care? - Dr Anne Deckert, Dept. of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
  • Hernias – From the Processors Side of the Chute - Frank Wood, Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd
  • Genetic Resistance to Disease - Dr Brandon Lillie, Dept. of Pathobiology, University of Guelph
  • Benchmarking Ontario Swine Farms - Randy Duffy, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
  • Sow Lameness: Being Aware and Taking Action - Dr Yolande Seddon, Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatchewan
  • Entire Males for Commercial Pork Production - Dr Kees de Lange, Dept. of Animal & Poultry Science, University of Guelph
  • Identification of Anorexic Piglets During the First Week After Weaning - Dr Terri O’Sullivan, Dept. of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
  • Impact of Nursery Diet Protein Quality and Fish Oil Supplementation on Immune Response of Pigs - Dr Seema Hooda, Dept. of Animal & Poultry Science, University of Guelph
  • Considerations for Providing Quality Space to Loose Housed Sows - Dr Yolande Seddon, Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatchewan
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Update - Dr Mike DeGroot, Ontario Pork

Written-only Topics

  • Ontario Pork Research - J. Howden
  • National Swine Traceability Program - S. Cottee
  • Participants at Swine Knowledge Transfer Events and Their Information Preferences - B. Ball and C.F.M. de Lange
  • Development and Field Trial of Producer Driven PRRS Area Regional Control and Elimination Projects (PRRS ARC&E) - Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board
  • The Economic Impact of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) on Nursery and Grower-Finisher Production in Ontario - R. Zorzolan, Z. Poljak, K. McEwan, and R. Friendship
  • Spatial Trend for PRRS in Swine Herds in a Control Area - A.G..Arruda, Z. Poljak, R. Friendship, J. Carpenter and K. Hand
  • Genetic Diversity of Haemophilus parasuis - P. Boerlin, J. MacInnes, Z. Poljak, and J. Gallant
  • Microbiome of the Tonsils of the Soft Palate of Swine: Possible Roles in Health and Disease - J. MacInnes, S. Kernaghan, D. Slavic, S. Chen and Z. Poljak
  • The Etiological Diagnosis of Diarrhea in Neonatal Piglets in Ontario Between 2001 and 2010 - G. Chan, A. Farzan, J. DeLay, B. McEwen, J. Prescott and R. Friendship
  • An Investigation into the Effects of Zinc Oxide in Pig Starter Rations on the Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance - M.J. Slifierz, R. Friendship, and J.S. Weese
  • Emergence of Mucohaemorrhagic Diarrhea Associated With “B. Hampsonii” in Western Canada - J.C.S. Harding, C. Fernando, J. Rubin and J.E. Hill
  • Improving Soybean Meal Nutrient Value via Fermentation Using Newly Isolated Bacteria - S. Medeiros, H. Cai, C.F.M. De Lange, J. Li
  • Research Update: Enrichment Devices for Nursery and Grow-Finisher Pigs - H. Neureuther, P. Canning and T. Blackwell
  • Impact of Nursery Diet Quality and Fish Oil Supplementation on Growth Performance of Pigs - S. Hooda, N. Richmond, D. Wey, J. Zhu, and C.F.M. de Lange
  • Non-Protein Nitrogen is Used Efficiently for Improving Protein Deposition and Feed Efficiency in Growing Pigs - W. Mansilla, D. Columbus, J.K. Htoo, and C.F.M. de Lange

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