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Pork Checkoff Research

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Swine Health - PRRS
Multi-institutional development and validation of a multiplex fluorescent microsphere immunoassay for the diagnosis of multiple agents in serum and oral fluid
The overall purpose of this project is to institute a collaboration between Kansas State University (KSU), South Dakota State University...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Reducing feed cost by maximizing dietary byproduct feeding length prior to market
The overriding objective is to improve the industry-wide lack of knowledge in utilizing high levels of by-products (DDGS and wheat middlings) in late finishing diets prior to marketing to...
Swine Health - General Disease
Evaluation of novel reassortant swine influenza viruses
Since the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus (pH1N1) was found to transmit to pigs worldwide including in the USA, subsequent reassortment events between pH1N1 and endemic swine influenza viruses (SIVs)...
Swine Health - PRRS
Year 3 funding support for the PRRS Host Genetics Consortium: A proposal to study the role of host genetics and resistance to PRRSV
The PRRS Host Genetics Consortium (PHGC) represents the first-of-its-kind approach to food animal infectious disease research. The NPB, PRRS CAP, USDA ARS, NIFA, Genome Canada, private companies, and...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Reducing feed cost through improved knowledge of using soybean hulls in modern commercial swine nursery and finishing diets
The objectives of this research were to expand on current limited knowledge of feeding soybean hulls in diets for nursery and finishing pigs. A series of four experiments were conducted in...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Re-evaluating moderate to severe feed processes in light of high ingredient prices and the increasing use of fibrous feedstuffs.
The objectives of this research were to evaluate a broad range of moderate to severe feed processing of both nursery and finishing pig diets on growth performance, caloric efficiency, economics...
Swine Health - General Disease
Serological Approach for Diagnosis and Surveillance of Multiple Agents in Serum and Oral Fluid Samples
Fluorescent microsphere immunoassay (FMIA), also known as “Luminex,” allows for the detection of antibodies to multiple antigens in a single, small volume of sample, and can be...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Towards controlling antimicrobial resistance in swine production systems: harnessing the paradoxical effects of micro-minerals and feed-grade antimicrobials on resistance in enteric bacteria
The present study was aimed at determining the effects of supplemental feed grade antimicrobials on the selection and co-selection of...
Pork Safety
Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline and Bacitracin Tissue Residue Studies in Swine Conducted in Reference to Foreign Export Markets
The objective of this study was to describe tissue residues of chlortetracycline, oxytetracycline, and tetracycline in slaughter hogs and also bacitracin in cull sows. For the tetracyclines, the...
Swine Health - General Disease
Antigen-specific T cell responses associated with PCVAD pathogenesis
This project was intended to determine whether or not pig with PCVAD had T lymphocytes that responded to different epitopes of the PCV CP, when compared with vaccinated pigs or pigs that had been...
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