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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Well-being
Tail-biting in growing-finishing pigs
Background: Tail biting is a common problem in swine production. Tail biting not only causes economic losses for pork producers, but also results in major negative implications for welfare of...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Gut physiology and metabolomics profile of pigs fed diets with carbohydrases enzymes and distillers dried grains with solubles
Feeding high fiber feed ingredients (e.g. wheat middlings and corn distillers dried grains with solubles) significantly decreases feed efficiency of pigs. However, the addition of carbohydrase...
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Use of animal movement data and epidemiological modeling to identify premises at high risk of infection in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is one of the most contagious and economically relevant diseases affecting livestock and is rapidly transmitted between hosts. Fortunately, the US swine industry has...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Development of "Nutritional Tools" to Estimate ME Content in Rendered Animal Protein By-products for Swine – Revised with Expanded Objectives
Rendering is a process of grinding, heating, partial separation of fat, and drying of a wide array of inedible animal and carcass tissues, including blood, feathers, muscle, bones, fat, and...
Environment - Manure Storage / Application
Recovery of phosphorus and fine particles as fertilizer from swine manure by electrocoagulation
Pork production is one of the most important agricultural activities in the United States, and 75% of the swine operations are geographically located in the Upper-Midwest. The environmental effects...
Public Health - Worker Health & Safety
Assessment of Injuries in Pork Production Facilities
Working with pigs has its own inherent risks. The occurrence of injury in people working in agriculture is often higher than most other...
Extent of contamination, quantification and survival of PEDV in fomites and effect of disinfectants on swine coronaviruses
This study was designed to assess the survivability of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in fomites and determine the efficacy of four commonly used disinfectants against the three swine enteric...
National Swine Health Monitor project: incidence and factors associated with transmission and control of PED virus
The short term objective of this project was to yield better understanding of the epidemiology and field ecology of PEDv and the relative impact of specific management decisions on the risks of...
Miscellaneous studies on PEDV (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) survival
This study was undertaken to determine the effect of lime and pH on three porcine enteric coronaviruses;
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Systematic Review of Antibiotic Resistance of Public Health Importance in Environments near Swine Operations
Systematic reviews are a rigorous knowledge synthesis technique first developed in the health sciences to summarize information from numerous randomized trials examining the clinical efficacy of an...
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