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Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
Determination of seroprevalence to Toxoplasma gondii in the U.S. National swine herd
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Antibiotic resistance gene diversity and mobility in bacterial communities from post-weaning swine fed antibiotics or alternatives
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Identification of proteins involved in cross protective immune responses as a mechanism for broadly protective bacterial vaccine development
Animal Well-being
Mitigating the negative effects of in utero heat stress on piglet welfare following weaning and transport
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Construct and Test Recombinant Adenoviruses Vectoring African Swine Fever Virus Genes in Inducing Immune Protection in Pigs
Environment - Manure Storage / Application
Meta-analysis of swine manure and commercial fertilizer on environmental endpoints and soil health
Swine manure is a valuable asset when applied to the soil; however, to others it is a waste material with little value compared to commercial fertilizer. Comparisons between commercial fertilizer and...
Swine Health - PRRS
Impact of host immunity and genetics on persistence of PRRS virus in tonsils
Despite extensive efforts to eliminate PRRS from US production facilities, it remains a key disease issue and poses a continued economic threat to the industry, particularly in pig dense areas.
Public Health - Influenza
Adaptation of a human seasonal H3 influenza A virus to efficiently infect and replicate in the swine host
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