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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Utilizing Glycerol in Swine Diets: I. Feed Manufacturing Considerations and Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Dietary Costs
Biodiesel is an alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel and according to the National Biodiesel Board, there are currently 105 biodiesel production facilities operating in the United States, and...
Pork Safety - Post-Harvest
Pharmacokinetics and tissue residues of procaine penicillin G in sows after administration of 33,000 IU/kg intramuscularly and by needle-free injection in the hip
Forty sows were utilized in a study to determine the plasma concentration profile and tissue residues of procaine penicillin G after injection by two methods (20 sows each method). A target dose of...
Swine Health - PRRS
Exploring PRRS virus GP5 peptides for protective cross-reactive T cellepitopes
Current vaccines have not met the needs of producers who want to control and eliminate PRRS. Development of vaccines that elicit protective anti-viral immune responses requires identification of...
Swine Health - PRRS
Identification of a peptide sequence in nsp2 that can function as a deletion marker for the differentiation of vaccinated from naturally infected pigs
The implementation of an effective control plan for PRRS will require safe and effective vaccines. Future modified live virus (MLV) vaccines will require a mechanism that can be used to 1) identify...
Swine Health - General Disease
The “Kansas Cluster” of severe PMWS cases: characterization of a novel PCV2 as the possible etiological agent.
The proposal was submitted in response to a request for proposals to investigate PCV2 associated disease. The three objectives were (1) analyze PCV2 genetic sequences from herds experiencing an...
Animal Well-being
Investigation into the effects of feeding schedule on body condition, aggressiveness, and reproductive failure in group housed sows
Determining the welfare status of gestating sows can be challenging because of the complexities between different gestation housing environments and challenges quantifying measures of welfare. A...
Swine Health - General Disease
Real-time PCR detection of PRRSv and rapid identification of vaccine in serum and semen
The detection of PRRSv in boars is critical for developing and maintaining a biosecure breeding program, however it is complicated by many variables. Correlating the current PRRSv infectious status...
Pork Quality
Infrared Thermography of Market Hogs as a Predictor of Pork Quality
Infrared thermography is a non-invasive, rapid technique capable of detecting pigs with warmer and/or cooler skin surface temperatures than normal, which could be related to variation in pork...
Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
Corn Particles Size and Pelleting Influence on Fecal Shedding and Enteric Colonization of Salmonella Typhimurium
Grinding corn to a finer particle size has been shown to have beneficial effects on growth, feed efficiency, and digestibility. The trial demonstrated improvements in growth and efficiency. However,...
Public Health - Other
Recovery and Identification of Airborne Microorganisms in Swine Facilities Using Selective Agar and Thin Agar Layer (TAL) Resuscitation Media
This study was designed to determine the amount of bacteria in the air of a swine confinement finishing barn using media designed to resuscitate injured organisms. In addition to knowing how much...
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