MSc position, USA

 19th Dec 2023

MSc position on swine production, air quality, pig health, and welfare

Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University
Fargo, USA

Description: A 2-year MS assistantship is available at North Dakota State University under the supervision of Dr. Chris Byrd (Department of Animal Sciences) and Dr. Iris Feng (Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering). Candidates with an interest in swine production, animal health and welfare, and agricultural engineering are encouraged to apply. The start date for the assistantship should be no later than May or June 2024.

About the project: This project will evaluate the use of a UV-air purifying technology for improving air quality and pig health/performance in a conventional swine facility during the nursing and nursery phases of production. The experiments are multi-disciplinary and will require the student to obtain skills related to animal science and production, agricultural engineering, and microbiology.


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