Engineering Research to Advance Animal Welfare and Biosecurity Strategiesin the Swine Transport Industry

Due to recent outbreaks in livestock viruses (coronavirus PEDV), new sanitization protocols have been implemented for livestock trailers in Canada as a result of our research. These new protocols require that interior surfaces of a trailer be heated to at least 75°C for at least 20 minutes to ensure that all viruses and bacteria of concern have been inactivated. The proposed research will work with industry partners to develop a sensing system that will ensure all trailers being heated do in fact achieve the time and temperature criteria for sanitization.

Faculty Supervisor:

Terrance Fonstad;Susan Blum;Jeff Hehn


Derrick Nykoluk


Transport Genie


Engineering - mechanical


Other services (except public administration)




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