NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare
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WCVM, UofS, 52 Campus Dr., Saskatoon, SK
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Jennifer Brown PhD

Jennifer Brown, PhD – RETIRED

Research Scientist, Ethology РPrairie Swine Centre / Adjunct Professor, Faculty, Dept. of Animal and Poultry Science  РUniversity of Saskatchewan

Jennifer moved to Saskatchewan in 2009 to work at the Prairie Swine Centre after completing a PhD at the University of Guelph, focusing on the effects of temperament and handling experience on pig behaviour and meat quality. At PSC, Jennifer leads the ethology research program, looking at multiple issues related to pig behaviour and welfare. Recent projects include management and housing designs for group gestation, sow lameness and longevity, enrichment for sows and nursery pigs, pain control at castration, transportation of nursery and finisher pigs, and on-farm euthanasia methods.

Jennifer also teaches behaviour and welfare courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a regular speaker at producer meetings and has participated on several scientific committees, working with the Canadian Pork Council, National Farm Animal Care Council, National Pork Board (USA) and World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as OIE). Jennifer lives with an assortment of pets, livestock and wildlife on an acreage near Hafford, SK.