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Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Negative cohort study plan for the estimation of diagnostic specificity of Two PCR assays for the detection of Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease viruses in oral fluid samples
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Influence of antibiotic administration routes on the development of antimicrobial resistance in gut and nasal bacteria of swine
Pork Quality
Revision of the Porcine Myology Website
Environment - Other
A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Nutritionally Equivalent Meals with and without Pork
Swine Health - General Disease
Mucosal Delivery of HA-Stalk Focused Vaccine Using Lactobacillus to Induce Broadly Cross Protection Against Swine Influenza Infections
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Development of a bELISA for serological diagnostics and surveillance of SVA infection.
Senecavirus A (SVA) is a member of the Picornaviridae family and is associated with vesicular disease and neonatal mortality in swine. The primary concern of SVA associated disease is the development...
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of Analgesia Efficacy in Piglets Undergoing Castration and Processing
Surgical castration is routinely performed on commercial pig farms in North America to prevent boar taint and aggression. This procedure is known to be painful for piglets, yet is typically done...
Swine Health - General Disease
Does prevalence of influenza A virus at weaning influence disease transmission rates, clinical manifestation of disease, and production performance?
Influenza is a major respiratory disease of pigs. Influenza causes reduction in pig’s performance and is a public health concern given that strains with pandemic potential can emerge in pigs. The...
Swine Health - General Disease|Swine Health-PEDv
Evaluation of cross-protective immunity induced by porcine intestinal mesenchymal stromal cell-adapted PEDV
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) which was isolated in 2013 in the US is causing huge economic losses to Pork Industry. PEDV causes an acute enteric infection in pigs of all ages but infection...
Swine Health-PRRS
Development of a live-attenuated PRRSV vaccine capable of eliciting a broad spectrum of heterologous protection
PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vaccines have been licensed for clinical administration for over 20 years. The vaccines confer solid protection against homologous PRRSV strains. However, the extent...
Risk Management
Catastrophic Loss Mitigation Tool
Environment - Air
Evaluating gas and particulate matter emissions and downwind concentration impacts using the EPI Air Filter Wall system
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