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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...
Evaluation of cross-protective immunity induced by porcine intestinal mesenchymal stromal cell-adapted PEDV
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) which was isolated in 2013 in the US is causing huge economic losses to Pork Industry. PEDV causes an acute enteric infection in pigs of all ages but infection...
Animal Well-being
Development of an interactive training app for timely and humane on-farm euthanasia in pre-weaned piglets
Euthanasia is a necessary act for any operation keeping live animals. However, science-based guidance for pig producers on proper on-farm decision criteria for euthanasia in piglets is deficient.
Public Health - Influenza
Evaluation of influenza dynamics in exhibition swine at jackpot shows
Pigs play a critical role in the ecology and epidemiology of influenza A viruses (IAVs) by serving as a source of novel reassortant viruses infecting humans. Agricultural fairs and livestock...
Animal Well-being
Optimizing on-farm management of non-infectious sow lameness during the farrowing and lactation period
Modern commercial sow facilities are built with durability and cleanliness in mind. Floors in these facilities are often built using slatted concrete to ensure better ease in cleaning and manure...
Public Health - Influenza
Epidemiological surveillance of influenza A viruses in pigs entering swine exhibitions
Swine play a key role in the evolution and ecology of influenza A virus (IAV) infecting humans as pigs are a host species in which reassortment of the IAV segmented genome commonly occurs. Due to the...
Pathogenesis of the S-INDEL PEDV in nursing piglets and cross-protection against the US original highly virulent PEDV strains
Although the original US porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been studied and known to cause mortality in suckling piglets, strains with a different genetic profile have not been studied. To...
The pathogenesis and characterization of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine enteric deltacoronavirus (PdCV) in neonatal gnotobiotic (Gn) swine
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine enteric deltacoronavirus (PdCV) emerged recently in the United States and caused significant economic loss in the swine industry. Currently, the...
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