PROJECT # R12-2 - A Systematic Literature Review on Risk Factors for Anthelmintic Resistance in Sheep Flocks
Applicant: Andria Jones-Bitton, University of Guelph
Timeline: May 2012 – January 2014
Objective: To thoroughly review and objectively evaluate all scientific literature which has studied risk factors for anthelmintic resistance on sheep farms. Recommend parasite control strategies that allow us to control, and effectively prevent development of anthelmintic resistance.
PROJECT # R12-4 – Does Pelleting Lamb Feed Improve Efficiency Cost Effectively?
Applicant: Paul Luimes, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
Timeline: December 2012 – August 2014
Objective: To determine the effects of pelleting feed vs. textured feed on growth rate, efficiency of feed use, carcass characteristics, meat quality and feed cost per pound of gain. A second objective is to determine whether the effects of pelleting are consistent across two diverse rations (with and without DDGS).
PROJECT # R12-3 - Seasonally Anestrous Ewes Bred to a Novel Estrus Synchronization Protocol for Timed AI
Applicant: David Barrett, Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Timeline: January 2013 – December 2014
Objective: To examine a novel synchronization breeding protocol for sheep. Test the efficacy of the synchronization protocol for timed AI.
PROJECT # R12-1 - Effect of Targeted Selective Deworming at Lambing on Haemonchus burdens on Ontario sheep farms with anthelmintic resistance
Applicant: Andrew Peregrine, University of Guelph
Timeline: May 2012 – April 2015
Objective: To determine the efficacy of closantel against ivermectin- and fenbendazole-resistant Haemonchus in sheep. Also, to determine if selective treatment of ewes at lambing with closantel has the same impact on farm parasite burdens as whole flock treatment with closantel at that time.
NEW PROJECT - Maedi-Visna in Sheep and Potential Interaction with Mycobacterium avium spp. Paratuberculosis
Applicant: Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
Timeline: September 2013 – September 2015