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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Effects of supplementing transition sow diets with 3 levels of zinc on pre-wean mortality and lifetime productivity of pigs under commercial rearing conditions
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Carbon, water, and land use for pork production when modifying type and regional sourcing of feed ingredients
Swine Health-PRRS
Project Cross-Neutralizing Antibodies as Predictors of Protection
Swine Health-PRRS
Temporal, spatial & phylogenetic analysis of PRRSV sequences
Animal Welfare
Determining the Minimal Floor Space Allowance for Gestating Sows Kept in Pens with Electronic Sow Feeders
Swine Health - General Disease|Swine Health-PEDv
PED virus re-infection rate of sow herds, associated risk factors, production impact and time to achieve stability
The purpose of this study was to quantify the rate of sow herds re-breaking with PED virus and evaluate the impact on performance. The study involved participants’ data from an existing...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Characterizing a U.S. swine movement network to enhance epidemiological modeling and response to transboundary animal diseases
Animal Welfare
Tail-biting in growing-finishing pigs
Background: Tail biting is a common problem in swine production. Tail biting not only causes economic losses for pork producers, but also results in major negative implications for welfare of...
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