College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

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


Animal and Poultry Science


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

Selected Publications

Olkowski, A.A., Nain, S.Laarveld, B., and Wojnarowicz, C.  2015.  Changes in eggshell structure and predisposition of broilers to health problems: is there a common pathophysiology? British Poultry Science, 56(2): 267-274.

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

Olkowski, A.A., Laarveld, B., and Wojnarowicz, C.  2013.  Trends in developmental anomalies in contemporary broiler chickens.  International Hatchery Practice, 28 (1&2): 28.

Gooneratne, S.R., Laarveld, B., Pathirana, K.K., and Christensen, D.A.  2013.  Biliary and plasma copper and zinc in pregnant Simmental and Angus cattle. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(1): 577. 

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