Research Day will now be held on Friday, May 8th, 2020 at the Best Western, Stratford, ON.  Look for more details coming soon.

Research Day Agenda



10:00 am Opening Remarks Sabrina McDonald, PIC
Extension – is research applicable to the industry? Emily Lhamon, Extension Agent Pennsylvania State University
Application of New Technology to the Industry Dr. Kayla Price, Alltech
Enteric health, with a focus on non-antibiotic strategies to prevent and treat diseases. The goal of the research is to lead to higher-quality, animal protein at lower costs, as the result of fewer needed, and costly, health interventions. Professor Lisa Bielke, Ohio State University

Click Here to Read Dr. Bielke’s Bio

Extension efforts in the USA and Penn State. Emily Lhamon, Extension Agent Pennsylvania State University
Antimicrobial resistance in Commercial and Non-commercial poultry flocks. Dr. Csaba Varga, OMAFRA
12:00 pm Lunch
10 Minute Speed Presentations Dr. Elijah Kairie’s Research Students, University of Guelph
Can insect meal replace soybean meal in practical laying hen diets: impact on egg production, egg quality & other responses? Masters Student, Zipporah Mwaniki
Low crude protein amino acids fortified programs for laying hens: how much isoleucine for optimal egg size and economics? Masters Student, Ilona Parenteau
Rethinking amino acids nutrition in broilers raised without antibiotics: the gut vs. tissue protein accretion PhD Student, Emily Kim
Feeding breeders to influence progeny: lessons from feeding pullets breeders omega-3 fatty acids PhD Student, Reza Akbari Kakhki
Feeding breeders to influence progeny: lessons from feeding broiler breeders omega-3 fatty acids “Ash”, Aizwarya Thanabalan
What is it about pre-lay calcium/limestone particle size and housing? Does it really matter for skeletal health, productivity, longevity in layers? PhD Student, Tanka Khanal
Role of functional feed ingredients in promoting gut development and function in broilers: Epidermal growth factors. Masters Student, Stellah Mbao
Dealing with feed ingredients variability: Interactions between fiber, feed enzymes, poultry species Masters Student, Juan Sanchez
End of Speed Talks
Mining social media for clues that could help establish a correlation between what is talked about by Twitter users and what is reported through actual surveillance and diagnostic activities by the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and others. PhD student, Samira Yousif
Slow grow chickens by the numbers. Midian Nascimento Dos Santos, University of Guelph
3:30 pm Closing Comments – What is our take home messages from today.

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