Kansas State University Archives - Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Research

Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.

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Public Health
Determine the respiratory health risks associated with swine production using the QMRA approach

The objective of the project is to determine the occupational and community health outcomes associated with swine production with an emphasis on respiratory health outcomes, using a standard quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) approach.

Public Health
Metagenomics approach to delineate the impact of antibiotic administration route on gut microbial changes and antimicrobial resistome in nursery piglets

This study was conducted in piglets to compare in-feed vs. in-water administrations of chlortetracycline (CTC) and or tiamulin on fecal prevalence and AMR profiles of gut commensals (Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp.) and foodborne pathogens (Campylobacter and Salmonella) in nursery piglets.

Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Risk Assessment for Importing Non-Animal-Origin Feed and Ingredients from ASFV-Endemic Regions
Currently, there are industry wide concerns over African swine fever virus (ASFV) entry from a variety of different sources, including imported ingredients from ASFV positive countries. Data...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Understanding the Survivability and Infectivity of African Swine Fever Virus in Various Environments
African swine fever (ASF) is the most significant foreign animal disease threat to the US pork industry. ASF virus (ASFV) not only causes high case fatality rates of infected pigs but is a...
Animal Well-being
Evaluation of transmammary-delivered firocoxib and a vapocoolant spray to alleviate pain in piglets after surgical castration and tail docking

This study aimed to assess a novel strategy for pain management of piglets after routine processing procedures. By providing the sow an analgesic drug that is able to cross the blood-milk barrier in the mammary gland, nursing piglets can be noninvasively provided pain relief transmammary prior to surgical castration and tail docking.

Animal Science
Optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass yield, and economic return

The multi-facetted project focused on optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass traits, and economic return through feeding practices is essential for the sustainability of pork production.

Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Investigating Methods for Decontamination of Interior Surfaces (Cabs) of Transportation Vehicles
It is widely known and understood that transportation vehicles can serve as a potential route of pathogen transmission within swine production systems. The movement of these vehicles within multiple...
Swine Health - General Disease
Evaluating the effect of natural planned exposure on gilt immunity and passive immunity in their piglets via genotype specific rotavirus A and C ELISA
Historically in the United States, RVA infections were considered the more prevalent. However, recent studies indicate RVA and RVC infections are more common in piglets <21 days of age. Some RVA...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Evaluating the prevalence and distribution of African swine fever virus during feed manufacture, as well as feed mill decontamination measures
The feed supply chain can be a significant risk of pathogen transfer. While historically, farms have evolved to have biosecurity limiting farm-to-farm interaction, there continues to be gaps in swine...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving performance of finishing pigs with supplemental Val, Ile, and Trp: Validating a meta-analysis model
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are a collective group of amino acids (AA) made up of Leucine (Leu), Valine (Val), and Isoleucine (Ile). These three AA all share the first steps of catabolism, and...
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