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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Yolande Seddon PhD

Yolande Seddon, PhD

Associate Professor Swine Behaviour and Welfare, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare.

Yolande Seddon is an associate professor in swine behaviour and welfare at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare. She leads the WCVM swine welfare research group, trains graduate students and provides animal welfare consultation to producers, retailers, government and NGOs nationally and internationally. Her academic training is in applied ethology (animal behaviour) and the scientific assessment of animal welfare. She spent time working on indoor and outdoor swine production units in the UK before moving to Canada in 2012 for a postdoctoral position at the Prairie Swine Centre, joining the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Yolande has a broad research portfolio including management of gestating sows in group housing, the economics of higher welfare free-farrowing systems, weaner transport, environmental enrichment, and assessment of swine welfare. Her research is characterized by addressing real-world challenges being both practical and forward-thinking and supporting higher welfare for the intensively farmed pig in non-bedded systems.

List of publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BFnG2VkAAAAJ&hl=en