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Swine Health-PRRS
Assessing Within-herd PRRS Variability and Its Impact on Production Parameters
The objective of this study was to describe porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) variability within farms using farms of different demographic types (breeding and growing pig...
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-PRRS
Mitigation of PRRS Transmission with UV Light Treatment of Barn Inlet Air: Proof-of-Concept
‘Drive sustainable Production’ is one of the NBP’s key goals for 2015-2020 and the Swine Health Committee. This research helped address one key target, i.e., deployment of tools for...
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Phenotypic evaluation of the impact of antibiotic use protocols on antimicrobial resistance patterns in PRRS virus infected swine in a naïve environment
Swine Health-PRRS
What is the best oral fluid sampling strategy for PRRSV detection? A spatiotemporal approach.
Swine Health-PRRS
Targeted development of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against PRRSV minor glycoproteins
Swine Health-PRRS
Development of a live-attenuated PRRSV vaccine capable of eliciting a broad spectrum of heterologous protection
PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vaccines have been licensed for clinical administration for over 20 years. The vaccines confer solid protection against homologous PRRSV strains. However, the extent...
Swine Health-PRRS
Recombinant porcine interferon to control PRRSV and select other viral pathogens
Swine Health-PRRS
Nanodisc-based mucosal DIVA vaccine for PRRS virus
Swine Health-PRRS
Using genomic tools to link PRRSV quasispecies to disease severity in pigs infected with contemporary virulent isolates
Swine Health-PRRS
Role of the viral ovarian domain protease in PRRSV pathogenesis
Swine Health-PRRS
PRRSv detection over time in different age groups in breeding herds attempting to produce PRRSv-negative piglets at weaning: part 2: suckling pig population
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