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Swine Health - General Disease
Fecal Microbiome Transplantation as a Preventive Strategy Against Gut-Dysbiosis and Porcine Post-Weaning Diarrhea
Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an economically important disease in weaned piglets. Currently, antibiotics are used in the swine industry to control...
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
Small-Scale, In-Barn Carcass Management Exploration
A foreign animal disease outbreak or other catastrophic event impacting the swine industry may require the need to depopulate facilities, resulting in mass mortalities. If these mass mortalities are...
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...
Swine Health - General Disease
Development and validation of real-time RT-PCR assays for the detection of swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) and investigation of its presence in US swine
There are currently six coronaviruses that can infect pigs and these include porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV),...
Animal Welfare
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...
Environment - Air
Evaluation of current products for use in deep-pit swine manure storage structures for mitigation of odors and reduction of NH3, H2S, and VOC emissions form stored swine manure
The United States is one of the top 3 countries in producing pork. It generates lots of profits and jobs, but this industry also generates lots of odor and gaseous emissions. This unwanted side...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Comparison of antibiotic treatment regimens for naturally occurring, multi-etiology disease challenges in commercial wean-to-finish facilities
Objectives of this study were to compare the efficacy of current water-soluble and injectable antibiotic treatment regimens during naturally occurring, multi-etiologic swine disease challenges...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Defining the percentage of pigs raised without antibiotics for a label claim
Consumer demand for pork carrying various claims of alternative production practices is constantly changing and determining the size of these markets is critical for research and development efforts...
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