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Design a Broad-protection PRRS Vaccine
April 8, 2015 —  [Research]
All current commercial PRRS vaccines are formulated using natural PRRSV strains and are not adequately effective for PRRS control and eradication. This project proposed to develop a PRRSV vaccine...

USDA Awards 36 Food Safety Grants, Including $6.7 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance, to Protect Consumers
April 1, 2015 —  [Research]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced funding awards totaling nearly $19 million, including more than $6.7 million for...

Researchers Examine Antimicrobial Resistance Issues When Treating Brachyspira
March 18, 2015 —  [Research]
Research underway at the University of Saskatchewan will provide information that will help swine veterinarians prescribe the most effective treatments for specific strains of Brachyspira, writes...

Disinfectant Expands Options to Fight PEDV
March 11, 2015 —  [Research]
Pork producers have another tool in their battle against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) - accelerated hydrogen peroxide® (AHP®) disinfectant, sold under the brand name Accel®. This comes from...

Kansas State University Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain
March 4, 2015 —  [Research]
As seasonal influenza cases decrease across the United States, Kansas State University researchers are preparing for the next potential virulent strain of flu. [Source: KSU News] The work is starting...

Researchers Target Specific Strains of Brachyspira
February 25, 2015 —  [Research]
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are working to identify the most effective antimicrobials for treating specific strains of brachyspira. [Source: Farmscape.ca, February 24, 2015]...

Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research
February 18, 2015 —  [Research]
Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in...

Vaccines Help Control Respiratory Disease in Swine
February 3, 2015 —  [Research]
Recently published veterinary research at Iowa State University shows that influenza vaccines administered in the upper respiratory system of pigs are more effective in some key respects than...

NAL Unveils New Search Engine for Published USDA Research
January 14, 2015 —  [Research]
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

National Pork Board’s Research Database
January 7, 2015 — Harry Snelson [Research]
Over the years, the National Pork Board has funded millions of dollars of research to benefit the swine industry through the Pork Checkoff program. Keeping up with the progress of all these research...

Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations
December 31, 2014 —  [Research]
An epidemiologist with the University of Guelph is confident, by gaining a better understanding of influenza, scientists will be better equipped to deal with more complex viral infections. Scientists...

The Pathogenesis and Characterization of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PdCV) in Neonatal Gnotobiotic Swine
December 3, 2014 —  [Research]
We have determined the virulence of PdCV CVM1 in gnotobiotic (Gn) piglets. Five 19 day old Gn piglets were randomly divided into two groups. Two piglets in group 1 served as uninfected controls. The...

Measuring Pork’s Water Footprint
December 3, 2014 —  [Research]
Water is a valuable, life-sustaining resource and, as some areas of the country are experiencing firsthand, one that’s often all too scarce. There are many questions about how much water agriculture...

Research Proposals Sought to Target Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
December 3, 2014 —  [Research]
Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should...

Methods for Inactivating PEDV in Hog Trailers
November 26, 2014 —  [Research]
A new paper from Iowa State University summarizes four studies that evaluated individual aspects of trailer sanitation programs, including thermo-assisted drying and decontamination (TADD) systems...

Research Proposals Sought to Target Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
November 26, 2014 —  [Research]
Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should...

Research Proposals Sought to Target Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
November 12, 2014 —  [Research]
Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should...

Evidence Suggests ‘Livestock-Associated MRSA’ Not Widespread in U.S. Swine Industry
November 5, 2014 —  [Research]
Staphylococcus aureus are versatile bacteria that can survive and multiply in many environments. Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have been a growing problem in human medicine for 50 years, and...

Research Proposals Sought to Target Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
October 29, 2014 —  [Research]
Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should...

IIAD Announces an Open Call for Proposals
September 10, 2014 —  [Research]
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies...

IIAD Announces an Open Call for Proposals
August 27, 2014 —  [Research]
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies...

Study: Flu Viruses can Quickly Evolve, Gain Transmissibility in Pigs
August 20, 2014 —  [Research]
In a study designed to simulate how the pandemic 2009 influenza (pH1N1) virus might have evolved, researchers say it took only nine passages in pigs for a virus to gain "greatly enhanced...

Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases' Open Call for Proposals
August 13, 2014 —  [Research]
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies...

Blast Heating Shown Effective in Disinfecting Transport Vehicles
June 25, 2014 —  [Research]
The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the use of blast heating in truck wash facilities is one of the ways western Canada's pork industry is beating back Porcine Epidemic...

PEDv Time-to-Stability Study Update
June 18, 2014 —  [Research]
There are 26 herds currently enrolled in the Swine Health Monitoring Project’s Time-to-Stability study. Twenty-two of those herds are far enough along to contribute testing results. There are 7 sites...

NASDBPP Releases Findings
June 18, 2014 — Harry Snelson [Research]
According to a report released by the North American Spray Dried Blood and Plasma Products association, NASDBPP and FDA conducted controlled experiments to test the hypothesis that spray-dried...

Evaluation of a Protocol for Sanitizing PEDV-Positive Transport Vehicles
May 21, 2014 —  [Research]
Background: Contaminated transport is a significant risk factor for the spread of PEDV between farms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an existing sanitation protocol, previously validated...

Request for Proposals for Applied On-Farm Research Projects Targeting PEDv and/or PDCoV
May 21, 2014 —  [Research]
Ontario Pork is requesting proposals for on- farm research projects pertaining to PEDv and PDCoV. Priority will be given to proposals focused on:Virus elimination strategies with emphasis on, but not...

Request for Proposals for Applied On-Farm Research Projects Targeting PEDv and/or PDCoV
May 14, 2014 —  [Research]
Ontario Pork is requesting proposals for on- farm research projects pertaining to PEDv and PDCoV. Priority will be given to proposals focused on:Virus elimination strategies with emphasis on, but not...

Animal-based Research for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) Request for Proposals 2014
April 16, 2014 —  [Research]
The National Pork Board has issued its targeted call for research proposals addressing targeted issues associated with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV). Please note, this is an emergency RFP with a...

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