Effects of body weight and research conditions on the determination of the productive energy content of corn germ meal fed to growing-finishing pigs.

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#17-116

Full Report Received

06/29/2018

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Corn germ meal (CGM), a co-product of the corn wet milling industry, is an ingredient that could be used to reduce the cost of swine diets. Efficient use of any ingredient requires an accurate estimate of energy content and metabolizable…

Assessing the role of medium chain fatty acids as an alternative to medically important antibiotic

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#17-049

Full Report Received

06/11/2018

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Research has demonstrated that medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) can serve as reduction strategies for bacterial and viral pathogens in animal feed and ingredients. However, it is unknown how the type or level of MCFA impact bacteria growt

Enhancing growth performance in pigs by treating with iron at weaning and feeding antibiotic-free nursery diets containing elevated concentrations of copper or zinc

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#17-052

Full Report Received

05/23/2018

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Addition of copper sulfate or zinc oxide to nursery pig diets at levels in excess of dietary requirements was previously shown to enhance growth performance.

Detection and differentiation of field strains and commonly used vaccine strains of Type 2 PRRS virus in the US

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#16-196

Full Report Received

04/13/2018

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PRRS remains the most economically devastating swine disease with an estimated annual loss of $664 million in the US. The PRRS genome is constantly changing, making accurate diagnosis difficult. Many pairs of primers have been used in some commercial PRRS…

Estimating the National Prevalence of Salmonella spp. In Lymph Nodes from Market Hogs and Sows

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#16-074

Full Report Received

03/22/2018

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The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella enterica in lymph nodes in sows and market hogs.

National survey of Salmonella prevalence in lymph nodes of sows and market hogs

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#16-059

Full Report Received

01/03/2018

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Development and Validation of a Standardized Scientific Protocol Evaluating Antibiotic Alternatives in Growing Pigs

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#16-276

Full Report Received

01/03/2018

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Heightened interest in reducing antibiotic usage in pork production leaves producers looking for effective alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in swine diets. While there are a substantial number of alternative products available, inconsistencies in existing literature make drawing conclusions…