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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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Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Impact of vaccination on transmission of Lawsonia intracellularis in pigs
Studies determining transmission rates and probability of infection in naïve and vaccinated animals proven to have great value in driving important decisions to control important swine diseases,...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Development of a Nutrition × Health Interaction Model to Study Nursery Pig Performance
The goal of this research project was to use Porcine Circovirus 2 (PCV2) challenge model as an approach to study the interaction of nutrition and disease (e.g., PRRS, mycoplasma pneumonia,...
Swine Health - General Disease
Novel multiplex diagnostic assays development for diagnosis of porcine respiratory disease complex
Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) is a significant economic problem for swine producers. PRDC outbreaks can cause elevated mortality, decreased feed efficiency, higher cull rates, increased...
Swine Health - General Disease
PCV2 replication and disease enhancement through lymphocyte stimulation
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) causes a number of diseases including PMWS. The number of pigs that are infected with PCV2 that go on to clinical disease is extremely variable. The exact mechanism...
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