Research at University of Guelph
- Over 70 expert researchers
- State-of-the-art facilties
- High-health flock and specialized lines of chickens at Arkell research station
Working with industry & government on leading-edge solutions in
Food safety & quality
Nutrition & productivity
Our members conduct a wide range of research on poultry health and disease with the goal to protect poultry flocks against pathogens which can cause significant economic losses to the industry and are a concern to human health.
PHRN members have expertise in infectious agents such as avian influenza virus, Marek’s disease virus, fowl adenovirus, Clostridium perfringens, and Eimeria (which causes coccidiosis). Our members’ studies enhance understanding of how these microorganisms cause disease and how their hosts recognize and respond to them. These investigations help develop better strategies to control these infectious agents.
As well, PHRN members are involved in development and routine use of diagnostic tests for these and other poultry pathogens. Our members also have expertise in epidemiologic investigation of disease, disease modeling and disease control at the field level.
NUTRITION & PRODUCTIVITY
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY
Improving Poultry Welfare - Transport Decision Tree
Developed by the Ontario Poultry Industry, the decision tree has been designed as a decision aid regarding the loading and transportation of poultry.
This project received funding from The University of Guelph, Knowledge Transfer and Translation, Poultry Industry Council, Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Egg Farmers of Ontario, Turkey Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission, Association of Chicken Processors and the Ontario Farm Animal Council.
>> visit Poultry Industry Council website for brochure, posters and further details.