Evaluation of Phostrol Uptake and Efficacy against Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt in Potato Cultivars Grown in Nova Scotia

This proposed project is aimed at using a newly approved environmentally-friendly fungicide Phostrol to control the most serious diseases of late blight and Verticillium wilt in potato production. Current control strategies for late blight control are harmful to the environment; with the removal of the fumigation practice, there is no alternative options for growers to control Verticillium pathogens in soil that cause almost 30% yield reduction in the Maritime region. This proposed research will provide valuable data for these two disease targets.

Asian Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database

Asia is the most important global market for aquaculture feeds and an increasingly important consumer of Canadian agricultural commodities, know-how and technologies. Given the complexity of the field, feed manufacturers require robust and highly flexible tools that could assist them in the formulation of cost-effective feeds for major aquaculture species across their life cycle.

Development and testing of canine and human positioning devices for phase contrast CT imaging at the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron

The purpose of this research is to develop improved diagnostic and treatment tools for prostate cancer in humans through the use of a canine (dog) model and a synchrotron-based x-ray source for imaging and therapy at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). Novel techniques in synchrotron x-ray imaging, specifically in-line phase contrast CT (PC-CT), will be explored as a valuable method for research and clinical imaging of spontaneous canine prostatic diseases as a model for human diseases.

Benefit of algae meal supplementation during pregnancy on piglet health Year Two

Research suggests that a skewed dietary ratio of omega-6: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6: n-3 PUFAs) in westernized diets and an increase in maternal stress during pregnancy are risk factors for offspring inflammatory diseases. Typically, a diet high in n-6 PUFA is thought to promote pro-inflammatory mediators, while n-3 PUFA have anti-inflammatory properties.

Transcriptomic analysis of follicular somatic cells after vitamin supplementation using Vicomb® feed additive in bovine Year Two

In cattle, energy requirements after parturition increase exponentially, primarily, due to increase in milk production. Negative energy balance hampers reproductive efficiency, inflicting heavy economic losses to dairy industry. Poor reproduction is the most important cause of culling dairy cows. Feed supplementation with vitamins improves energy balance. Also, observations in humans indicate that folic acid and vitamin B12 improve oocyte quality and pregnancy establishment.

Postnatal development in mice and rabbits: an histomorphological study

his study focuses on the postnatal histomorphology of developing organs in mice and rabbits and compares the key events between human and experimental species (mice and rabbits). It will provide an essential resource for nonclinical safety evaluations of pediatric drugs and will be helpful in preparing appropriate study designs and testing strategies. Neonatal and juvenile organs greatly differ morphologically and functionnally from adult animals.

BC recreational fisheries: exploring potential for development of kokanee program

The project is designed with the following objectives: Improving the statistical formulation for the recently developed stock assessment model for BC lakes so that it maybe fitted to more types of field data, e.g., stocking, gillnet test fishing and angling effort data, and applying it toimprove understanding of kokanee-rainbow trout interactions in lakes,  assembling lake characteristics informationand quantifying the biological potential for kokanee production in BC stocked lakes, analysing creel informationand angler effort data to explore angler preferences across BC for targeted specie

The benefit of algae meal supplementation during pregnancy on piglet health

Research objectives: 1. Assess the incorporation of PUFAs in offspring's blood and brain tissue following maternal AM supplementation 2. Investigate the effect of maternal AM supplementation on the offspring's antibody-mediated (AbMIR) and cellmediated (CMIR) immune responses 3.

Transcriptomic analysis of follicular somatic cells after vitamin supplementation using Vicomb® feed additive in bovine

In cattle, energy requirements after parturition increase exponentially, primarily, due to increase in milk production. Negative energy balance hampers reproductive efficiency, inflicting heavy economic losses to dairy industry. Poor reproduction is the most important cause of culling dairy cows. Feed supplementation with vitamins improves energy balance. Also, observations in humans indicate that folic acid and vitamin B12 improve oocyte quality and pregnancy establishment.

Importance clinique de pathogènes entériques dans la diarrhée péri-sevrage des porcelets et impact sur la contamination des carcasses par des pathogènes alimentaires

Parmi les différentes étapes de production, le sevrage des porcelets est un moment crucial ayant un impact important sur la productivité et la rentabilité des entreprises. Cette période représente en effet un risque élevée pour la transmission de maladies infectieuses à cause du stress qu’elle engendre et à cause de l'immaturité du système immunitaire au cours des premières semaines de vie. Les cas de diarrhées peuvent rapidement prendre des proportions épidémiques et avoir des conséquences dramatiques à l’échelle du troupeau.

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