Researchers in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have successfully published the first formal identification and characterization of porcine parainfluenza virus 1 from U.S. pigs, which had previously only been detected in Asia....More
Scientists are able to tackle big health obstacles in humans and other animals quicker with this precise genome editing tool, allowing them a cost-effective way to efficiently target, edit, modify and regulate genomic sequencing....More
The National Pork Board introduced a pork industry crisis text news service, Pork Crisis Alert, which will immediately deliver essential information to U.S. pork producers in the event of a major industry-wide emergency....More
Goal of North Dakota State University research was to establish a baseline for fresh-pork quality at the retail level to assist the pork industry with providing a product with more consistent quality for a better eating experience....More
Researchers at Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan evaluated whether solutions of commercially available nanoparticles applied on pig barn surfaces can effectively inhibit the growth of microorganisms....More
Seasonal boar infertility occurs worldwide and contributes to economic loss to the pork industry. Summer infertility of boars has been correlated to elevated ambient temperatures and the resulting increase in scrotal temperature....More
PRRS Host Genetics Consortium aims to identify genomic markers and pathways associated with host response to PRRSV infection; markers that could be used for genetic selection of pigs for increased resistance or reduced susceptibility to the virus....More
Summer futures prices are profitable and fall contracts would yield relatively small losses for low-cost producers, but will cash prices match those levels when we arrive at those distant months?...More
The risk of introduction of high impact exotic diseases in the United States requires a lot of attention, however the economic burden that endemic diseases cause to swine producers represent a much more immediate problem for the industry....More
Novel findings from the Pregnant Gilt Model will contribute to the development of genetic lines that are more resilient to reproductive PRRSV, helping to mitigate losses in the event of a reproductive outbreak....More
Hans Stein and his research team from the University of Illinois recently published the results of an experiment to determine the digestibility of amino acids in several rice co-products fed to growing pigs....More
The swine industry is not over porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. It is easy to become complacent, especially as the farm breaks have become mild. However, the pork industry is not over PEDV and it is recommended for hog farmers to remain vigilant in protecting their farms from a disease outbreak.
For additional resources about farm biosecurity, visit pork.org/PEDV.
Even though PRRS remains the focus of the North American PRRS Symposium, collaborations with USDA NC-229 and the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases have resulted in including emerging and foreign animal diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea, porcine circovirus-associated disease, African swine fever, classical swine fever and other high-consequence diseases of interest to the swine virological community.
Researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus plc have combined efforts to create pigs that are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus....More