Pork Checkoff-funded Research is Leading the Charge on the Genetics of Disease Resistance

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) continues to haunt the U.S. swine herd, costing the industry more than $664 million annually. In the search for answers, Pork Checkoff has provided more than $15 million for PRRS research since 1997.

"That research has helped producers, swine veterinarians and researchers learn more about how to control this costly virus," said Lisa Becton, a swine veterinarian and director of swine health and research for Pork Checkoff. "The most recent efforts have focused on the genetics of disease resistance."

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