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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...

Cargill Gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDV Feed Research
April 16, 2014 —  [Research]
As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the United States nears, the National Pork Board continues to build an arsenal of information based on its...

Understanding PED Virus Survivability
February 19, 2014 —  [Research]
Where there is hog manure, there is the potential for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to find its way into a hog operation. That’s an especially daunting fact because the virus sheds at...

NIFA Research Funding Opportunity
February 19, 2014 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA-AFRI announces the 2014 Foundational Request For Applications (RFA). The agency encourages all to review, including the NEW program priorities. Animal Health and Production and Animal...

NIFA Research Funding Opportunity
February 5, 2014 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA-AFRI announces the 2014 Foundational Request For Applications (RFA). The agency encourages all to review, including the NEW program priorities. Animal Health and Production and Animal...

NIFA Research Funding Opportunity
January 29, 2014 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA-AFRI announces the 2014 Foundational Request For Applications (RFA). The agency encourages all to review, including the NEW program priorities. Animal Health and Production and Animal...

NIFA Research Funding Opportunity
January 15, 2014 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA-AFRI announces the 2014 Foundational Request For Applications (RFA). The agency encourages all to review, including the NEW program priorities. Animal Health and Production and Animal...

Swine Influenza Project Studying Virus Transmission
January 8, 2014 —  [Research]
The Pirbright Institute in Surrey, UK has been awarded £4.4 million to work with researchers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford as well as the AHVLA (Animal Health and Veterinary...

Results of Stalosan F Efficacy Testing Against PEDv
December 24, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Research]
The results of a National Pork Board funded study indicates that Stalosan F is not effective at inactivating PED virus in swine feces on metal surfaces. The study, conducted by Dr. Derald Holtkamp at...

SIV Oral Fluid Diagnostic Reference Standards for Community Use
December 4, 2013 —  [Research]
The project was designed to accelerate the development of oral fluid-based SIV diagnostic assays by increasing the efficiency of researchers working in this area. Reference standards make it possible...

Evaluation of Time and Temperature Sufficient to Inactivate PEDV in Swine Feces on Metal Surfaces
November 27, 2013 —  [Research]
Objective. The objective of this study was to investigate time and temperature combinations sufficient to inactivate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to...

Deadline for Arterivirus Paper Submission Extended
November 6, 2013 —  [Research]
The deadline for submission of papers to be published in a special issue on Animal Arterivirus Infections has been extended until November 18th, 2013. This issue will appear in BioMed Research in...

Gestation Housing and Management Strategies to Enhance Sow Well-being
October 12, 2013 —  [Research]
The study looked at standard gestation stalls, turn-around stalls and group-pen housing combinations. The data imply that the type of stall a pregnant sow is housed in for (a) the first 30 days of...

Bioassay of PEDv Aerosol Samples
September 18, 2013 —  [Research]
Air samples collected from 60 feet away from a barn up to 10 miles away were tested by PCR. Ten samples were positive (Ct 36-38) and were tested by bioassay to determine if we could detect any live...

Lighting Expenses in Swine Facilities
September 4, 2013 —  [Research]
The past couple of days I’ve been doing some comparisons on lighting options for swine facilities. As part of the comparisons I’ve had to examine our current lighting expenses in our research barns....

Production Region Model Evaluation to Determine Risk of PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Spread Between Farms
September 4, 2013 —  [Research]
The objectives were to: 1) evaluate the efficacy of mechanical filtration (MERV 16, MERV 14) and antimicrobial filtration; 2) to improve the understanding of the meteorological risk factors...

Novel Test Determines Boar Fertility
August 21, 2013 —  [Research]
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new test that combines three conventional screening procedures to detect defects that impact fertility. Researchers at the University have...

Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report Released
July 31, 2013 —  [Research]
Meeting the needs of the commercial pork value chain with new information that -- reduces the cost of production, improves product quality, speaks to worker health and safety, environmental impact,...

CAST Paper Examines Precautionary Principle
June 25, 2013 —  [Research]
After a research-based analysis and peer-reviewed process, the authors of this CAST Issue Paper make it clear: "The precautionary principle may well be the most innovative, pervasive, and...

Is There an Advantage to Wean-Finish Facilities?
June 25, 2013 —  [Research]
Dr Tom Gillespie, a swine veterinarian from Rensselaer, Indiana replied to my blog on Crop Progress and Hog Barns from earlier this summer. He asked that I comment on the possible differences in...

Including Spray Dried Animal Plasma in Weaned Pig Diets Mitigates Negative Effects of Deoxynivalenol
June 18, 2013 —  [Research]
Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre has shown including spray dried animal plasma in the diets of newly weaned piglets to be an effective strategy for mitigating the negative effects of...

Research Shows Biofiltration Effective in Removing Airborne Contaminants from Swine Barns
May 22, 2013 —  [Research]
Research conducted by the Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment has shown biological filtration to be an effective option for removing various contaminants from the air of swine...

Pig Stress Syndrome Linked to Gene Defect
May 1, 2013 —  [Research]
A defect in a gene called dystrophin is the cause of a newly discovered stress syndrome in pigs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found. Stress-related issues like transportation...

Development of Vaccine for Swine Influenza 'A' Virus Using a Unique Carrier-Adjuvant
April 3, 2013 —  [Research]
Influenza A virus causes a highly contagious respiratory disease in a variety of hosts, including humans and pigs. Pigs as an intermediate host facilitate the genetic reassortment between avian and...

Sow Temperament Shows Potential as Selection Tool for Breeding Sows
February 13, 2013 —  [Research]
Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre suggests the temperament of the sow can be used to identify those sows best suited to particular housing systems. The Saskatoon based Prairie Swine...

New Booklet Sumarizes Checkoff-funded Research Spanning Nine Years
January 16, 2013 —  [Research]
The Pork Checkoff recently distributed the General Swine Disease & Foreign Animal Disease Research booklet to over 42,000 pork producers and allied industry members across the country. The...

FY2013 “Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases” Interagency Program
November 28, 2012 —  [Research]
The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of...

2013 AFRI Foundational Request For Applications
November 14, 2012 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA is announcing funding opportunities for animal health, animal welfare, food safety and nanotechnology research applications. Application information is available online. Programs related...

FY2013 “Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases” Interagency Program
November 7, 2012 —  [Research]
The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of...

2013 AFRI Foundational Request For Applications
October 31, 2012 —  [Research]
USDA-NIFA is announcing funding opportunities for animal health, animal welfare, food safety and nanotechnology research applications. Application information is available online. Programs related...

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