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Animal Welfare
Automated computer vision system for tracking individual pig activity and locomotion in nursery/finisher group housing
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of Sodium Nitrite for mass euthanasia of commercial pigs
Animal Welfare
Validation of scan sampling techniques for pain behaviors in castrated piglets
Animal Welfare
Validation of the effectiveness of alternative euthanasia techniques for mature swine using a penetrating captive bolt gun and electrocution
Animal Welfare
Impact of duration of farrowing crate closure on sow welfare and piglet mortality
Animal Welfare
Determine effective oral dosing of sodium nitrite for efficient euthanasia of adult swine using oral drench technique
Animal Welfare
Modification of a standard dump trailer to meet requirements as a CO2 euthanasia device for market weight or adult swine
Animal Welfare
Automating Detection of Social Behavior Phenotypes and Improving Modeling of Indirect Genetic Effects to Breed for Less Aggression in Group-Housed Pigs
Animal Welfare
Mitigating the negative effects of in utero heat stress on piglet welfare following weaning and transport
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of the Transmammary Delivery of Firocoxib in Sows to Alleviate Pain Associated with Piglet Castration, Teeth Clipping, & Tail Docking
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