Sow Lameness, Longevity & Temperament Workshops

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Sow Lameness, Longevity & Temperament Workshops

We would like to invite you to a workshop dedicated to those involved in the breeding and selection of swine for the future.  This workshop provides the latest research into sow lameness, longevity, and temperament and how it can positively impact your selection strategy.

There will be three workshops held throughout Canada.

Tuesday, October 8 - Stratford, Ontario - Arden Park Hotel

Wednesday, October 9 -  Levis, Quebec - Hôtel L'Oiselière de Lévis,

Wednesday, October 23 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Farm and Food Discovery Centre, University of Manitoba

Session 1: New Technologies for Assessing Sow Lameness

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Lameness Assessments,
Dr Laurie Connor, University of Manitoba

Quantitative Lameness Assessment: Employing a Force-Plate Scale,
Dr. Sabine Conte, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Utilizing Kinematics in Detecting Sow Lameness,
Dr. Nicolas Devillers, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

How Sow Lameness in Underestimated and What We Can Do about It?,
Dr. John Deen, University of Minnesota

Session 2: Temperament, Housing Systems and Lameness

Sow Temperament and Housing interactions: Looking to the future,
Dr. Jennifer Brown, Prairie Swine Centre

Housing Design Impacts on Lameness and Longevity of Sows,
Dr. Laurie Connor, University of Manitoba

The impact of hoof trimming on sow lameness,
Dr.Yolande Seddon, Prairie Swine Centre