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    • Deckert joins swine faculty at OVC

      Better Pork, June 2024: Over three decades ago, Dr. Anne Deckert first started working at the Ontario Veterinary College as a summer student for Dr. Bob Friendship. This past February, following his retirement, she returned full-time to OVC when she became an assistant professor.

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    • Stopping ASF spread by wild boars

      Better Pork, April 2024: Wild boars are a reservoir for African Swine Fever as well as other pig and human diseases, and ASF can spread rapidly from the wild population into domestic swine production herds. Could gene editing help suppress Canada's wild boar population?

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    • Lee-Anne Huber

      Using research to solve practical swine industry problems

      Better Pork, February 2024: Dr. Lee-Anne Huber’s goal for her swine research program at the University of Guelph is simple: to answer nutrition-related questions and real-world challenges producers are facing. She sees her position as a service role to the pork industry with her research focused on sow nutrition.

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      Growing bacon in a bioreactor instead of a barn?

      Ontario Farmer, June 14, 2022: Cellular agriculture – often popularly called “lab-grown” or “animal-free” – uses animal cell cultures, tissue engineering or precision fermentation-based techniques to create products like meat, dairy and eggs that have to date always come from traditional livestock production.

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