Swine Health Ontario - Science & Technology Committee

 Swine Health Ontario Science & Technology Committee


Prior to the Swine Health Ontario Science & Technology Committee there was the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board (OSHAB). OSHAB was formed to engage our industry with a focus of swine health. The committee believed (and still does) that broad industry representation and an inclusive focus would result in change, focus and differentiation of the Ontario swine industry with respect to health, which it achieved. Prior to the OSHAB, the swine industry did not have a PRRS PCR test in Ontario, most of our boar studs were positive for PRRS, many genetic supplies were positive and the concept of ARC&E did not exist. The platform for an industry disease intervention did not exist and our response to PED would not have happened without the OSHAB. Our model has been presented and well received throughout Canada and the United States. In 2016 & 2017, the OSHAB worked with OP, OPIC and OMAFRA to form Swine Health Ontario (SHO), the evolution of the OSHAB with dedicated collaboration. The goal was a coordinated provincial swine health focused group that would engage stakeholders and government in sustainable and coordinated swine health initiatives. With rebranding, the OSHAB became the Swine Health Ontario Science and Technology Committee (SHO S&T), with the continued mission to promote and expand the ARC&E (now SHARC) concept and tools, which work for all disease issues, not just PRRS. The SHO S&T Committee has since evolved into the S&T Core Committee, providing overall guidance on project-based efforts, and the S&T Network of industry experts that participate in executing projects.


Swine Health Ontario Science & Technology Core Committee Members

Jay Squire 

Wallenstein Feeds

Cam Farrell 

Paragon Farms

Lori Moser 

SouthWest Vets

Marty Misener 

SouthWest Vets

Cathy Templeton 

SouthWest Vets

Al Scorgie 

Demeter Veterinary Services

Tyler Jutzi 

Brussels Transport, OLTA

Meeka Capozzalo 

Molesworth Farm Supply

Mike Luyks 

Kaslo Bay Artificial Breeders

Kevin Vilaca 

SouthWest Vets

Clint Lichty 

SouthWest Vets

Jessica Bickle 


Bruce Hudson 

Ontario Pork

Tim Pasma 

University of Guelph Animal Health Lab

Jessica Fox