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Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Validating Pathogen Nucleic Acid Extraction from Animal Feed and Feed Ingredients
The risk of feed serving as a vehicle for pathogen introduction into swine farms and production systems became evident after the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the US in 2013....
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Framing Agricultural Solutions for Economic and Environmental Resilience
Pork producers have made significant investments in life cycle assessments (LCAs) and the Pig Production Environmental Footprint Calculator (PPEC). This project built on pork’s previous data...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Inactivation of African Swine Fever Virus on Stainless Steel and Concrete with Commercial Disinfectants and Organic Acids
The primary purpose of this research study was to determine if liquid microbicides commonly used in swine production facilities demonstrated virucidal efficacy against African swine fever virus...
Swine Health - General Disease
Broadening Cross-Protective immunity against swine influenza viruses: A path forward a universal influenza vaccine
Influenza A virus – swine (IAV-S), commonly also known as swine influenza virus (SIV), is the cause of acute, severe respiratory disease in pigs and is considered one of the top three health...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Evaluation of African Swine Fever Virus Nucleic Acid Detection Dynamics in Swine in Oral Fluid Samples Collected After the Detection of the Presence of the ASF Virus in Pigs from Commercial Establishments
Acquiring ASF positive samples from an endemic country to test at FADDL will help to determine how these samples types and diagnostic tests can be utilized during an ASF response in the US. Samples...
Animal Science
Accurate and Rapid Assessment of Pig Body Weight
The  overall objective of this research project was to identify available technologies that can rapidly, and accurately, assess pig body weight at market. In order to complete the objectives,...
Animal Well-being
Quantifying a Technique Using Carbon Monoxide for the Depopulation of Swine
The project demonstrated the euthanasia of mature sows and feeder pigs using carbon monoxide (CO) produced by a 1970 gas grain truck. The gas engine system, with no modifications, had been previously...
Swine Health - PRRS
Mitigation of PRRS Transmission with UV Light Treatment of Barn Inlet Air: Proof-of-Concept
‘Drive sustainable Production’ is one of the NBP’s key goals for 2015-2020 and the Swine Health Committee. This research helped address one key target, i.e., deployment of tools for...
Animal Well-being
Mass Depopulation of Swine Facilities via On-Site Generation of Carbon Monoxide
In the event of an infectious animal disease outbreak, rapid depopulation of the infected livestock herds can help prevent the spread of the disease and potentially reduce suffering of the impacted...
Effects of Lean Pork on Microbiota and Microbial-Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide: A Randomized Controlled Non-Inferiority Feeding Trial Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Scope Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a microbiota-dependent and primarily animal-protein-derived proatherogenic metabolite. The ecological impact of pork—the most popular animal protein...
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