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Showing only stories from the Research category: Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians. -- show all categories

Pork Checkoff Publishes New PRRS Initiative Research Book
June 6, 2017 —  [Research]
The National Pork Board's new porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus research booklet is now available. The guide, PRRS Initiative Research, is the most comprehensive source of...
Optimize Nursery Space Allowance for Good Start
May 31, 2017 —  [Research]
Space allowances given to pigs can affect the economic viability of farms and also the health and welfare of animals. While there has been a significant body of research studying the effects of space...
Edible CRISPR Could Replace Antibiotics
April 24, 2017 —  [Research]
Researchers are developing a probiotic to make disease-causing bacteria self-destruct. [Source: Technology Review, by Emily Mullin, April 17, 2017] As resistance to antibiotics...
Floor Space Allowance for Modern Finishing Pigs
March 15, 2017 —  [Research]
Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and University of Missouri completed a research project evaluating floor space...
Attention Swine Veterinarians! MSU Needs Your Help.
January 25, 2017 —  [Research]
Michigan State University (MSU) is participating in a study funded by USDA and the National Pork Board to investigate the use of pig behavior traits to reduce production losses. One objective of this...
PEDV Transmits Rapidly from Personnel Protective Equipment
January 17, 2017 —  [Research]
Research results indicate that transmission of PEDV through contaminated personnel protective equipment is possible, and it can occur within 24 hours. [Source: National Hog Farmer, January 10, 2017]...
Attention Swine Veterinarians! MSU Needs Your Help.
January 11, 2017 —  [Research]
Michigan State University (MSU) is participating in a study funded by USDA and the National Pork Board to investigate the use of pig behavior traits to reduce production losses. One objective of this...
Attention Swine Veterinarians! MSU Needs Your Help.
December 28, 2016 —  [Research]
Michigan State University (MSU) is participating in a study funded by USDA and the National Pork Board to investigate the use of pig behavior traits to reduce production losses. One objective of this...
Attention Swine Veterinarians! MSU Needs Your Help.
December 14, 2016 —  [Research]
Michigan State University (MSU) is participating in a study funded by USDA and the National Pork Board to investigate the use of pig behavior traits to reduce production losses. One objective of this...

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Category abbreviations: AASV=Membership information, announcements, and other information from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Abs.=Abstracts from journal articles of general interest to swine veterinarians.; ALERT=Used to create email alerts; An.H.=Animal Health; Conf.=Conference announcements and other continuing education opportunities; FAD="Foreign" Animal Disease and other news most significant to regions outside of North America.; Food=Food Safety; Gov.=Information about legislation, regulations, and rulemaking that may affect the swine industry or swine veterinarians.; Hum.H.=Human health; Ind.=News from the pork industry, including NPPC and Pork Board activities.; International=Information regarding swine health and production internationally.; Jobs=Position announcements, primarily seeking swine veterinarians.; Meet=Provides a short synopsis of meetings of importance to swine veterinarians.; News=Agriculture related news events.; Nutr.=Swine nutrition; OP-ED=Opinion or editorial articles expressing the thoughts of individual Association members.; Pharm.=Pharmaceuticals and biologicals; PRRS=Articles from the AASV PRRS Task Force; Practice=Information associated with practice management or development.; Research=Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians.; Students=Information of interest to AASV student members.; USDA=US Dept. of Agriculture activities of interest to swine veterinarians.; Welfare=Animal welfare issues