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Swine Health-PRRS
Molecular Identification of Type I Interferon Antagonistic Components of PRRSV Proteins
Basic knowledge of PRRSV infections and clues to successful PRRSV control have led to the discovery of type 1 interferon inhibition by several viral strains, which is purported to be instrumental in...
Swine Health - General Disease
Etiology of severe form of PMWS
The objectives of the project “Etiology of severe form of PMWS” were 1) Investigate the etiology of an apparent emerging disease complex known as “severe form of Post-weaning...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Identifying the Genetic Profile of the Salmonella-carrier Pig to Improve Food Safety and Decrease Pre-Harvest Disease
Pigs that shed Salmonella in their feces are an animal health issue, a food safety problem and an environmental contamination risk. Our research program investigates the undesirable carrier state of...
Swine Health - General Disease
Investigating the pathogenicity of pestiviruses or pesti-like viruses isolated from recent swine epidemics
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is a virus usually found in domestic and wild ruminants. However, a BVDV was recently isolated from a case of severe mortality (about 55%) in finishing swine. This...
Swine Health-PRRS
A Field-Deployable Fluorescence-Based Sensor Excited by anOrganic Light Emitting Device for PRRSV Detection
This report describes results obtained for the optimization of reagents to be used for the construction of the novel photoluminescence sensor device. PRRSV strain NADC-8 was purified and...
Animal Welfare
Transport lairage effects on well-being of 18 kg pigs using a multi-disciplinary approach
Fifty pound pigs were transported across seasons, January, April, August, and October. Measures of behavior on the truck, during the lairage, and after the transport showed some effects of...
Swine Health-PRRS
Interaction of PRRSV and Porcine Dendritic Cells: Potential Role in Viral Persistence
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) may persist in tissues of pigs for months. How the virus persists in certain pigs remains to be determined. It is possible that a subset of...
Swine Health - General Disease
Feasibility of DNA Vaccines for Eliciting Protection Against Pasteurella multocida and Bordetella bronchiseptica in Swine
The bacteria P. multocida and B. bronchiseptica are widespread and costly swine pathogens. They have multiple roles in respiratory disease and both contribute to complicated respiratory infections...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in US Market Weight Hogs
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Dietary Manipulation as a Method of Modifying Intestinal Bacteria and Reducing the Need for Sub therapeutic Administration of Conventional Antibiotics
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