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Pork Checkoff Research

Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.

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Swine Health
An African Swine Fever (ASF) positive cohort study:  Validating various PCR tests and sample types for African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) detection in boars; and determining the possibility of transmission via artificial insemination

The first study using experimentally ASFV inoculated adult, commercial boars to determine which sample types and PCR procedures were optimum in detecting ASFV in boars and gilts. Additionally, it proved that insemination of ASFV infected semen to naïve gilts resulted in transmission of the virus.

Swine Health
Practical strategies for improving swine oral fluid PCR performance

The goal of this current research was to identify practical methods to improve the detection of PRRSV, IAV-S, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MHP) nucleic acids in swine oral fluids by evaluating sample treatments reported to achieve improved nucleic acid detection.

Other
Pork Industry Labor Study

Nearly 400 pork producers were surveyed to better understand the current labor situation in hog production, including shortages, open positions and retention. This study also identifies current sources of labor for hog production operations including foreign labor and domestic sources.

Swine Health
Evaluation of meat juice and muscle swabs using OIE-approved real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from swine with clinically compatible signs of ASF in Ugandan slaughterhouses

This research project assessed the African swine fever virus’s (ASFV) nucleic acid detection in slaughter expedient samples: diaphragm meat juice, diaphragm muscle swab, spleen, and spleen swab.

Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Investigating Methods for Decontamination of Interior Surfaces (Cabs) of Transportation Vehicles
It is widely known and understood that transportation vehicles can serve as a potential route of pathogen transmission within swine production systems. The movement of these vehicles within multiple...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Evaluation of African swine fever virus antibody detection and viral nucleic acid detection dynamics in swine in various sample types
This research project assessed the African swine fever virus’s (ASFV) nucleic acid and antibody detection in tonsil scrapings, cheek swabs, oral fluids, blood, and some tissues across three...
Swine Health - General Disease
Attempts to Broaden Cross-Protective Immunity Against Swine Influenza Viruses
Swine influenza is an economic burden to pig producers due to decreased feed consumption, weight loss, and increased death loss that often occurs from secondary bacterial infections. In addition,...
Animal Well-being
Depopulation of Swine by Inert Gassing Utilizing the Livetec Systems Nitrogen Foam Delivery System
The nitrogen foam delivery system is an alternative emergency depopulation system that uses high expansion water based foam bubbles to deliver nitrogen gas into a container, trailer, coral or barn....
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Detection of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Pork Meat Products by PCR Assay
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease causing high mortality in members of the Suidae family. Besides animal health, the disease also imposes serious economic consequences,...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Evaluation of Meat Juice as Sample Matrix for the Detection of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Antigen and Nucleic Acids as Well as Antibodies to FMDV; and Comparison of 3 Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays for FMDV in Swine Oral Fluids
Particular specimens are usually required for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) testing. These samples include liquid removed from blisters caused by FMDV (vesicular fluid), pieces of skin...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Nursery-Finisher Disease Severity
Our goal was to better understand how to nutritionally manage poor-health pig flows to maximize pig performance in the face of disease pressures. Two objectives were addressed in three experimental...
Swine Health - PRRS
Field Investigation of the Effect of PRRSV Genetic Variability on Time-to-Stability
The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most economically important swine endemic disease in the United States, causing losses of about $664 million annually. One...
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