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Pork Checkoff Research

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Environment - Environmental Footprint
Above Ground Burial/Composting of Swine Mortalities
The overall objective of this project was to determine whether or not the Above Ground Burial (AGB) system is a practical solution for pork producers in the Western Cornbelt for mass burial in the...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Development of a bELISA for serological diagnostics and surveillance of SVA infection.
Senecavirus A (SVA) is a member of the Picornaviridae family and is associated with vesicular disease and neonatal mortality in swine. The primary concern of SVA associated disease is the development...
Swine Health - General Disease
Investigating the effect of stressors on Senecavirus A pathogenesis and the potential occurrence of the “carrier state” in sows
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Negative cohort study plan for the estimation of diagnostic specificity of Two PCR assays for the detection of Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease viruses in oral fluid samples
Pork Safety - Post-Harvest
Estimating the National Prevalence of Salmonella spp. In Lymph Nodes from Market Hogs and Sows
The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella enterica in lymph nodes in sows and market hogs.
Survey of Microbiological Status of Offal Products from Pork Processing Facilities in the United States
Swine Health - General Disease
Development of a vector platform to control swine enteric coronavirus disease
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was first detected in the US in 2013. After its introduction, PEDV rapidly spread throughout the country, causing the deaths of over 7 million piglets and...
Swine Health - PRRS
Evaluation of immunodominant B- and T-cell epitopes as inducers of protective immunity against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Since its emergence in domestic pigs in the late 1980’s, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) has caused significant economic losses to swine producers worldwide. A...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Evaluation of a microbially-converted soybean meal as a substitute for fishmeal and a dietary acidifier in nursery pig diets and its effect on post-weaning diarrhea
There is concern that current demands for fish, and its resultant by product fishmeal (FM), are at unsustainable levels, as such, efforts are being placed on finding alternatives sources of...
PEDV Diagnostic Approaches to Assess Sow Immunity and Piglet Protection
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was first detected in the U.S. in May 2013 and spread rapidly across the country. PCR assays were quickly developed to detect the presence of PEDV RNA in...
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