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Swine Health - General Disease
Pathogenicity and antibody responses of different U.S. PEDV strains in pigs of different ages
Animal Welfare
Providing humane on-farm handling tools to move non-ambulatory grow-finish pigs
Environment - Air
Cover crops, timing, and compaction: Evaluating practices to improve manure nitrogen management
Human Nutrition
Metabolism of Vitamin K Forms in Fresh Pork
Swine Health - General Disease
Efficacy of a novel intramammary vaccine delivery system for PEDV to decrease pre-weaning mortality and enhance mechanisms of immunity
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
Animal Welfare
Building a handling course to document sow locomotion when sows are afflicted with different naturally occurring lameness
Sow lameness is a major production disease affecting welfare and profitability. In 2014, Karriker and colleagues created a comprehensive swine lameness diagnostic manual which incorporated several diagnostic tools and pre- and post-mortem assessments.
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