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HIR technology carries big benefits for dairy producers

Professor Bonnie Mallard and Lauri Wagter-Lesperance look at a petri dish in a lab

High Immune Response technology is being used in Food from Thought research. It was developed at the University of Guelph by a team led by Prof. Bonnie Mallard (left) and Lauri Wagter-Lesperance. (Photo: Karen Mantel)

“High Immune Response technology is a patented testing procedure and management tool developed by Ontario Veterinary College Prof. Bonnie Mallard and a team of co-inventors.

HIR identifies dairy cattle with genetically superior immune systems and enhanced disease resistance.”

Building their best herd: HIR technology carries big benefits for dairy producers looking to naturally improve herd health and reduce veterinary treatment costsis an interesting read about how this exciting, made-in-Guelph technology was developed.

Dr. Mallard’s team is also using HIR in a Food from Thought-funded research project¬†to investigate the possibility of breeding livestock for climate resilience.