Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving feed efficiency of growing to finishing pigs fed high DDGS containing diet with different branched-chain amino acids to lysine ratio
Corn distillers dried grains with solubles (cDDGS) can replace portions of corn and soybean meal (SBM) in swine diets. However, high dietary inclusions of cDDGS can reduce growth performance, which...
Environment - Air
Particulate Matter in Swine Barns: Existing Knowledge and Research Needs
Particulate matter (PM), also known as dust, is one of the most perceived air quality issues in swine barns. PM is considered an air hazard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
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...
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.
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...