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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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Animal Well-being
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
These findings indicate that poor survival to weaning, and lower gilt retention rates during development, are critical issues for low birth weight gilts and for gilts born to sows with a low ALBW_P....
Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
Determination of seroprevalence to Toxoplasma gondii in the U.S. National swine herd
Swine Health - PRRS
Use of Mobile Nanopore Sequencing to Detect and Genotype Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus continues to be a leading cause of disease and decreased production in the swine industry.
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
Pork Quality
Effect of different fat sources and vitamin E status on antioxidant status, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of pigs grown to heavy slaughter weight
Human Nutrition
Effects of consuming red meat on the gut microbiome in young adults
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Development of Porcine Cytomegalovirus as a Conventional and Disseminating Vaccine for Classical Swine Fever – A Pilot Study
Swine Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Negative cohort study plan for the estimation of diagnostic specificity of Two PCR assays for the detection of Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease viruses in oral fluid samples
Public Health - Antibiotics & Resistance
Influence of antibiotic administration routes on the development of antimicrobial resistance in gut and nasal bacteria of swine
Pork Quality
Revision of the Porcine Myology Website
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