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Perspectives on the Management of Surplus Dairy Calves in the United States and Canada.

Front Vet Sci 2021 13;8:661453. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.

The care of surplus dairy calves is a significant issue for the United States and Canadian dairy industries. Surplus dairy calves commonly experience poor welfare as evidenced by high levels of mortality and morbidity, and negative affective states resulting from limited opportunities to express natural behaviors. Many of these challenges are a result of a disaggregated production system, beginning with calf management at the dairy farm of origin and ending at a calf-raising facility, with some calves experiencing long-distance transportation and commingling at auction markets or assembly yards in the interim. Read More

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Sequencing through thick and thin: Historiographical and philosophical implications.

James W E Lowe

Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci 2018 Dec 15;72:10-27. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh, Old Surgeons' Hall, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ, UK. Electronic address:

DNA sequencing has been characterised by scholars and life scientists as an example of 'big', 'fast' and 'automated' science in biology. This paper argues, however, that these characterisations are a product of a particular interpretation of what sequencing is, what I call 'thin sequencing'. The 'thin sequencing' perspective focuses on the determination of the order of bases in a particular stretch of DNA. Read More

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December 2018

Genome wide analysis of the evolution of Senecavirus A from swine clinical material and assembly yard environmental samples.

PLoS One 2017 5;12(5):e0176964. Epub 2017 May 5.

National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD), Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Senecavirus A (SVA), previously known as Seneca Valley virus, was first isolated in the United States in 2002. SVA was associated with porcine idiopathic vesicular disease in Canada and the USA in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Recent increase in SVA outbreaks resulting in neonatal mortality of piglets and/or vesicular lesions in sows in Brazil, the USA and Canada point to the necessity to study the pathogenicity and molecular epidemiology of the virus. Read More

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September 2017

Factors associated with in-transit losses of market hogs in Ontario in 2001.

Can J Vet Res 2008 Oct;72(5):377-84

Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario.

In-transit losses and stage of transport when deaths occurred were determined for 4 760 213 market-weight pigs produced in 2001 by 4159 Ontario producers and marketed through 117 transport companies to 33 packers located in Canada (96%) and the United States. Approximately 73% and 21% of producers marketed < 2000 pigs and < 500 pigs, respectively. In-transit loss was 0. Read More

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October 2008
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