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Bernard Laarveld Professor

6D22 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Ruminant physiology
  • Metabolism and endocrinology
  • Feed ingredient evaluation
  • By-product feeds utilization


Animal and Poultry Science


B.Sc. (The Netherlands)
M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan)

Selected Recent Publications

A.A. Olkowski, S. Nain, B. Laarveld & C. Wojnarowicz. 2015. Changes in eggshell structure and predisposition of broilers to health problems: is there a common pathophysiology? British Poultry Science Vol. 56, No. 2, 267–274.

K. Schwean-Lardner, B.I. Fancher, B. Laarveld, and H.L. Classen. 2014. Effect of daylength on flock behavioural patterns and melatonin rhythms in broilers. British Poultry Science 55 (1): 21-30.

A. Olkowski, B. Laarveld, C. Wojnarowicz. 2013. Trends in Developmental Anomalies in Contemporary Broiler Chickens. International Hatchery Practice 28 (1&2): 28.

S.R. Gooneratne, B. Laarveld, K.K. Pathirana, D.A. Christensen. 2013. Biliary and plasma copper and zinc in pregnant Simmental and Angus cattle. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2013:80:577.

A. Olkowski, B. Laarveld, C. Wojnarowicz, M. Chirino-Trejo, D. Chapman, T.W. Wysokinski and L. Quaroni. 2011 Biochemical and physiological weaknesses associated with the pathogenesis of femoral bone degeneration in broiler chickens. Avian Pathology 40 (6): 639-650.


  • AGRC 112 - Agricultural Science I
  • ANSC 212 – Livestock and Poultry Production
  • ANSC 492/494 - Thesis in Animal Science
  • ANBI 492/494 – Thesis in Animal Bioscience
  • VBMS 325 – Growth and Lactation
  • VLAC 210 - Animal Management and Production I