Yolande Seddon

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The effective use of pooled oral fluid (OF) in disease surveillance requires that samples are representative of the group. The aim of this study was to develop a 'rope presentation' protocol to maximise the number of different pigs sampled from a pen of animals. Eight pens of grower pigs in 'fully slatted' accommodation (FS) and 'straw-kennels' (SK) were(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of the season, travel duration and trailer compartment location on blood creatine-kinase (CK), lactate and cortisol concentrations in 384 pigs and assess their relationships with trailer temperature, heart rate and gastrointestinal tract temperature (GTT), behavior, carcass damage scores and meat(More)
housing systems in North America, developing management practices that optimise sow performance and longevity in these systems will be critical to the success and long term profitability of swine operations. A variety of group gestation systems have been developed, each a different level of competition sows must cope with. How well an individual sow copes(More)
Roberta Sommavilla 1,†,‡, Luigi Faucitano 1,†, Harold Gonyou 2, Yolande Seddon 2, Renée Bergeron 3, Tina Widowski 3, Trever Crowe 4, Laurie Connor 5, Marina Bergoli Scheeren 1,§, Sébastien Goumon 6 and Jennifer Brown 2,* 1 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C8, Canada;(More)
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