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Swine Health - General Disease
Rational design of attenuated foot-and-mouth disease virus strains for development of improved disease countermeasures
FMD is the one of the most feared viral disease that can affect livestock, including swine. Although this disease appeared to be eliminated...
Swine Health - General Disease
Development of an Antiviral and Vaccine Approach to Control Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals including swine, cattle, sheep and goats. The economic impact of an FMD outbreak can be devastating as...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Validating Pathogen Nucleic Acid Extraction from Animal Feed and Feed Ingredients
The risk of feed serving as a vehicle for pathogen introduction into swine farms and production systems became evident after the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the US in 2013....
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Susceptibility of Pigs to FMDV Infection Via Natural Ingestion: Establishing Minimum Oral Infectious Dose and Evaluating Potential Benefits of Chemical Mitigants
Import of animal feed and feed ingredients from other countries can lead to unintentional import of foreign pathogens, such as viruses. While there are many rules controlling imports of animals and...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Development of a bELISA for serological diagnostics and surveillance of SVA infection.
Senecavirus A (SVA) is a member of the Picornaviridae family and is associated with vesicular disease and neonatal mortality in swine. The primary concern of SVA associated disease is the development...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Development and Evaluation of a Standardized Protocol for Utilization of Swine Oral fluids for PCR detection of High Consequence Pathogens: FMD, CSF, and ASF
The primary objective of this project was to develop a standard operating procedure for the use of swine oral fluids (SOF) as a diagnostic specimen for detection of endemic viral diseases such as...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Animal welfare implications resulting from movement restriction for foreign animal disease outbreak management in the pork industry
Trends in the U.S. swine industry show that over the years, there has been an increase in improved producer efficacy and the appearance of fewer but larger pig farms. These changes are reflected...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Disinfection of foreign animal disease viruses on surfaces relevant to the Pork Packing Industry
The overall purpose of this research was to test the efficacy of commercial chemical disinfectants against foreign animal disease (FAD) viruses dried in swine products and on surfaces relevant...
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