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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
Animal Welfare
Towards an improved method of piglet castration to reduce pain: the use of one incision in combination with the use of Vapocoolant and Metacam™
Animal Welfare
Providing humane on-farm handling tools to move non-ambulatory grow-finish pigs
Animal Welfare
The plasma and tissue pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in neonatal piglets.
Animal Welfare
Determining the Topical and Oral Pharmacokinetics of Flunixin Meglumine in Pre-wean Piglets and Developing Tools for Drug Study in Pre-Wean Piglets
Animal Welfare
A study to develop and validate assays to measure and compare four circulating neuropeptides as objective pain biomarkers in piglets
Animal Welfare
Development of an interactive training app for timely and humane on-farm euthanasia in pre-weaned piglets
Euthanasia is a necessary act for any operation keeping live animals. However, science-based guidance for pig producers on proper on-farm decision criteria for euthanasia in piglets is deficient.
Animal Welfare
Broadly protective nasal mucosal vaccine for influenza A virus of swine
Influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) is widespread and causes significant losses to swine producers. Besides its economic burden, the virus also poses a great threat to public health due to its...
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