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Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Use of cationic peptides as feed additives to improve innate immunity and reduce gut colonization with Salmonella and Campylobacter in weaned pigs
The objectives of this study were to determine if the addition of a cationic peptide to the feed formulation of weaned pigs decreases Salmonella and Campylobacter colonization of the pig’s...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Pharmacokinetics and tissue residues of procaine penicillin G in sows after administration of 33,000 IU/kg intramuscularly and by needle-free injection – Part A – Live Animal Work
Forty sows were utilized in a study to determine the plasma concentration profile and tissue residues of procaine penicillin G after injection by two methods (20 sows each method). A target dose...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Expansion of the Salmonella in Pork Risk Assessment: Incorporation of Toxoplasma in pork, and assessing the relationship between on-farm factors and risk.
We extended our previous farm-to-illness model (NPB project number 07-079) to incorporate the risk of human toxoplasmosis as well as salmonellosis, from the consumption of both fresh intact pork...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Genotyping of Campylobacter coli in Pigs from Farm to Fork
Campylobacter is a bacterial organism that causes 2.4 million foodborne illnesses annually in the United States. Pigs can be infected with these pathogens without symptoms, and fecal contamination of...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Diagnosis and Prophylaxis of Clostridial Enteritides in Piglets
In a study entitled “The economic cost of major health challenges in large US swine production systems” (Holtkamp D et. al. AASV proceedings, 2007), Clostridium perfringens type A was...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Food Safety Research And Response Network Web Site And Training Program
The Food Safety Research and Response Network is a national consortium of food-safety researchers and food safety practitioners. Funding from the Pork Board was provided to support the development of...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Campylobacter Colonization Dynamics in Pigs
Campylobacter are known human pathogens that are capable of causing disease ranging from diarrhea to serious neurological disorders. These bacteria are majorly transmitted to humans via consumption...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Identifying genes associated with Salmonella shedding to increase pork safety through improved genetic resistance
The long-term goals of this project are to use genomics tools to identify genetic variants that are associated with decreased Salmonella shedding on farms; and to use these variants to select for...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Does pre-slaughter transportation and lairage affect Salmonella enterica shedding prevalence and levels in market pigs?
This research was conducted with the objective of determining the effect of pre-slaughter transportation and lairage on Salmonella enterica shedding prevalence, shedding levels of total...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Literature Review of Health Effects Testing Related to Livestock Production
One of the excuses frequently used in objection to citing or expansion of livestock and poultry operations is that such operations result in negative health impacts for people residing in proximity...
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