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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Well-being
Evaluation of the Kinect v2 motion-sensing camera to develop a rapid and effective tool for identifying compromised pigs
Effect of GnRH-II on feed efficiency and immune function of growing/finishing pigs
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Influence of grass hedges on the transport of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance genes, and antimicrobial resistant pathogens after land application of swine manure
Pork production is a significant component of the US economy. Swine manure has commonly been applied to land as a soil amendment for crop production, as it provides a valuable source of nutrients...
Swine Health - PRRS
PRRSV protective immunity of broad spectrum: Strategies to induce pan-neutralizing antibodies in a pig
The betterment of PRRSV vaccines is a national priority for the swine industry and for USDA as well. National Pork Board’s Swine Research Program and also USDA-AFRI-NIFA research program assign...
Animal Science - Breeding & Genetics
Genome-wide association analyses of sow reproduction and lifetime productivity
Concurrent with increased prolificacy, high sow death losses and replacement rates are serious economic and welfare issues facing producers. Reproductive failure is the most frequent reason for...
Environment - Other
A Nebraska Odor Footprint Tool for Planning Pork Facilities
Swine Health - PRRS
Genetic Resistance to Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV)
In the experiment pigs of two distinctly different populations were challenged with PRRS virus. The lines differed in physiological responses to virus (body temperature, weight gain, ability to...
Swine Health - General Disease
Transmission of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrom Virus (PRRSV) to Age-matched Sentinel Pigs
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