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An Updated Economic Assessment of New Swine Gestation Facility Investment

The overriding objective of this study is to conduct, within the limitations of current knowledge, an economic analysis of investing in new gestation housing facilities for a farrow to wean operation. There is still much that is not known about increasing the square feet per sow in group housing. This holds at least as much for the costs as it does for the productivity impacts. Hence, the assessment to be presented here is more demonstrative than definitive. Still, using available data, the analysis employs a detailed and transparent method to assess new facility investment alternatives.

Swine Health - General Disease
Optimization and Viability of Lung Homogenate for Successful Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Exposure in Gilts During Acclimation
Gilt acclimation has become a common practice in the United States swine industry to control Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections. The goal of gilt acclimation is to achieve uniform exposure of gilts...
Swine Health - PRRS
Evaluation of Air Filters as a Novel Surveillance Method to Assess Spread of Airborne PRRS Viruses
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and influenza A virus (IAV) are two major respiratory pathogens of pigs that can be transmitted through the air. In this study, we...
Swine Health - General Disease
Does prevalence of influenza A virus at weaning influence disease transmission rates, clinical manifestation of disease, and production performance?
Influenza is a major respiratory disease of pigs. Influenza causes reduction in pig’s performance and is a public health concern given that strains with pandemic potential can emerge in pigs. The...
Environment - Air
Evaluating gas and particulate matter emissions and downwind concentration impacts using the EPI Air Filter Wall system
Swine Health - General Disease
Evaluation of carrier state and protection against a contemporary Senecavirus A isolate in pigs previously infected with an historical strain
Swine Health - PRRS
Using genomic tools to link PRRSV quasispecies to disease severity in pigs infected with contemporary virulent isolates
Swine Health - General Disease
Estimating the seroprevalence of Senecavirus A (SVA) in the United States Swine Industry
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