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Public Health - Influenza
Evaluating the impact of low-level hydrogen sulfide exposure on pathogenesis of zoonotic and endemic infectious swine diseases.
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Assessing the unintended effects that therapeutic antibiotic treatment has on multidrug-resistant Salmonella in swine: implications for swine health and food safety
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Influence of Setback Distance on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Soil and Runoff Following the Land Application of Swine Manure Slurry
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Determining the necessity of preventative use of antimicrobials at tail-docking and castration including comparison with alternatives
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Salmonella DIVA vaccine for cross-protection against Salmonella serovar I 4,[5],12:i:-: minimizing antibiotic usage and protecting swine and public health
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Assessing the role of medium chain fatty acids as an alternative to medically important antibiotic
Research has demonstrated that medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) can serve as reduction strategies for bacterial and viral pathogens in animal feed and ingredients. However, it is unknown how the type or level of MCFA impact bacteria growt
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Enhancing growth performance in pigs by treating with iron at weaning and feeding antibiotic-free nursery diets containing elevated concentrations of copper or zinc
Addition of copper sulfate or zinc oxide to nursery pig diets at levels in excess of dietary requirements was previously shown to enhance growth performance.
Public Health - MRSA
Investigation and Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteriophages that Inhabit Swine Production Environments
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Development and Validation of a Standardized Scientific Protocol Evaluating Antibiotic Alternatives in Growing Pigs
Heightened interest in reducing antibiotic usage in pork production leaves producers looking for effective alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in swine diets. While there are a...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Assessment of alternatives for monitoring antimicrobial use in the swine industry and design and implementation of a pilot system
Societal concerns about antibiotic use (ABU) and antibiotic resistance are a major vulnerability for the US swine industry. National and international events have led to increasing pressures for...
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