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Animal Welfare
Depopulation methods in swine: what has been done and what are the knowledge gaps
Mass depopulation refers to the need of ending the life of large numbers of animals due to emergencies. This need could arise, for example, when we face disease epidemics (especially for pathogens...
Animal Welfare
Use of modified rendering trailers to achieve rapid depopulation of modern sow units
The US swine herds are susceptible to the introduction of catastrophic diseases that may require mass depopulation to contain. While the industry is well versed on individual animal euthanasia, mass...
Swine Health - General Disease
Comparative pathogenesis of different porcine rotavirus C (RVC) genotypes and correlation between maternal immune status and RVC diarrhea prevalence in suckling piglets
Public Health - Influenza
Continuation of evaluation of influenza dynamics in exhibition swine at jackpot shows
Swine Health - General Disease|Swine Health-PEDv
Evaluation of mucosal B cell response to PEDV in infected sows
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has rapidly become one of the most economically devastating enteric diseases in the US swine industry. The virus is most severe in neonatal pigs with mortality...
Swine Health - General Disease
Genogroup A, B and C porcine rotaviruses: Prevalence and implications for effective vaccines
Our study provides critical information on high genetic and antigenic diversity of porcine RVs (PRVs) confirming that the existing PRV...
Swine Health-PRRS
Development of PRRS virus-like-particles containing nanoparticle vaccine and its evaluation in pigs
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a chronic and economically important viral disease of pigs. Currently used PRRS virus (PRRSV) vaccines have failed to completely protect...
Swine Health - General Disease|Swine Health-PEDv
The effect of disinfection practices on RT-PCR detection of PEDv
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is causing significant damage to the United States pork industry. Rapid dissemination of this highly contagious virus across the nation has occurred,...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Animal Production: Partnership between National Antimicrobial resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) and Academia
Collaborative partners including four Universities (Ohio State, Minnesota, North Carolina State and Iowa State), industry and federal...
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