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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Should Producers Invest in 2-High, 3-High, or 4-High Roller Mills?
The overall objective of this research is to help producers decide whether they should invest in a 2-High, 3-High, or 4-High roller mill when considering technology to reduce particle size to...
Public Health - MRSA
Alternatives to antibiotics? Effects on MRSA prevalence in swine production systems
Antimicrobial resistant bacteria in animal products are of major public health concern. The concerns about prudent use of antimicrobials have largely focused on feed grade antibiotic products...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Evaluating the use of long-term conditioning or extrusion to extract nutrients from low energy feedstuffs
A shift in three major issues affecting feed manufacturing for pork production has occurred simultaneously in recent years. First, high...
Determining the impact of conditioning time and temperature in pelleted diets on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) survivability in complete swine diets
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has profoundly affected the U.S. swine industry since it emerged May 2013. Since late January 2014, it has been suspected that PEDv outbreaks have been...
Animal Science
The effects of increasing niacin supplementation on growth performance, and pork quality of finishing pigs raised in seasonal heat stress
The overall hypothesis was that increasing the supplementation of niacin to finishing pigs during periods of heat stress can increase skin vasodilation which will improve heat abatement and...
Swine Health - PRRS
The contribution of adaptive immunity to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus infection
Objectives: The purpose of our studies was to understand how adaptive immunity contributes to the susceptibility of nursery-age piglets to...
Post-processing contamination chemical mitigation strategies to control PEDv in feed and feed ingredients
Post–processing contamination of PEDv in feed and feed ingredients is a significant concern to the swine industry. Irradiation and thermal processing have both been hypothesized as possible...
Environment - Air
Mitigation of Air Emissions from Swine Buildings through the Photocatalytic Technology Using UV/TiO2
A honeycomb photocatalytic reactor was developed for treating air emissions from swine houses. The reactor was tested in lab and in the field. When residence time was long (8 to 16 seconds), the...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Evaluating Moderate to Severe Feed Processes in Light of Increasing Use of Wheat in Swine Diets
The overriding objective of this research was to improve the industry-wide lack of knowledge of how wheat particle size and pelleting of...
Swine Health - General Disease
Development of modified live attenuated virus vaccine expressing porcine IL-18
This proposal evaluated a live attenuated virus vaccine expressing porcine cytokine IL-18 in pigs that is expected to provide enhanced protection against different swine influenza virus (SIV)...
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