The Swine and Poultry  Infectious Diseases Research Centre or CRIPA, is a strategic cluster of the province of Quebec, financed by the « Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies ». Funds n°2020-RS4-265142.


Located in the Université de Montreal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (in St.Hyacinthe), this Centre is under the direction of Professor Mariela Segura, Director of the Research Group on Infectious Diseases in Production Animals (Groupe de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses en production animale).


Antimicrobial resistance and pathogen evolution

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PURPOSE Maximize the benefits derived from research related to swine and poultry infectious diseases.

GUIDELIGNE Coordinate the complementary efforts of the relevant expertise, based on thoses themes. 

The CRIPA thus intends to create a dynamic environment for interaction among sixty teams headed by scientists devoted to basic or applied research at six universities, two cegeps, three agencies and government institutions, two private corporations and two institutions outside of Quebec. It also seeks to stimulate communication between these researchers and potential users of their findings, primarily veterinarians and pork and/or poultry producers in Québec.

Improve the control of pathogens that affect the pig and poultry industries, having an economic impact and on the health of populations*.

* Population health includes animal health and welfare, the health of workers and industry stakeholders, and the general public. 


Contribute to the reduction of infectious diseases of pigs and poultry, in order to reduce the impact on animal health and human health by promoting animal welfare, product safety, and the quality of life of workers and the Quebec's society. 

High quality meat from healthy animals is essential to sustaining our international markets. In the medium term, we aim to meet the expectations of consumers who are concerned about the use of antimicrobials in animal production, while maintaining public confidence in the wholesomeness and safety of pork and poultry products, including table eggs. In addition, CRIPA member researchers are internationally recognized for their expertise in infectious diseases in poultry and swine, and we plan to position ourselves as a reference platform to help coordinate responses to health emergencies.

Finally, we are committed to increasing the recruitment, training and retention of highly qualified personnel (HQP) in animal health, while contributing to the development of expertise in fields related to the health of agricultural workers.



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Université de Montréal
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Centre de recherche en infectiologie porcine et avicole
Swine and poultry infectious diseases research center
Fonds de Recherche du Québec

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