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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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Pork Safety - Post-Harvest
Incidence and severity of Arcanobacterium pyogenes injection site abscesses with needle or needle-free injection methods
The pork industry loses a substantial amount of money each year due to the trimming of pork carcasses in processing plants. A large portion of carcass trimming is due to the presence of abscesses on...
Swine Health - PRRS
Year 2 funding support for the PRRS Host Genetics Consortium: A proposal to study the role of host genetics and resistance to PRRSV
The PHGC represents the first-of-its-kind approach to food animal infectious disease research. The NPB, PRRS CAP, ARS, USDA AFRI, private companies, and universities have come together to conduct...
Swine Health - General Disease
The role of maternal antibody in determining PCV2 vaccine efficacy
Commercial PCV2 vaccines are remarkably effective in controlling PCVAD. However, there are still concerns regarding the appearance of what appears to be “vaccination failures”, which...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Influence of dietary DDGS and glycerol on pork loin and bacon quality
An important topic of discussion in the pork industry today is the fat quality of pork carcasses. It is well known that low quality fat (soft, oily fat) can have negative effects on the quality...
Swine Health - General Disease
PCVAD Induced Immune Dysfunction
This project included a team of PCVAD researchers from KSU, ISU and SDSU who utilized a single set of experimentally infected pigs to address several important questions related to pathobiology,...
Swine Health - General Disease
Mapping T cell epitopes in PCV2 capsid protein
Effective circovirus vaccines require minimal numbers of conserved B and T cell epitopes that provide protective immunity. At the same time, vaccines must have the capacity to distinguish infected...
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...
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