Iowa State, Kansas State and Purdue faculty, staff and students who collaborate through industry partnerships to maximize pig survivability
A large consortium with the focus of improving pig survivability
to identify causative factors contributing to swine mortality in commercial production and to develop and disseminate strategies and information that can be utilized to maximize pig survivability with the goal of reducing overall mortality nationally by 1 percentage point or more per year of the project.
African swine fever virus (ASF) is a serious, highly contagious, viral disease. Since August, many cases of ASF have been confirmed in China, affecting all of the major pork producing provinces. The Iowa Pork Industry Center has a dedicated page for ASF resources.
This recent article published in National Hog Farmer summarizes the project led by faculty and staff at the Iowa State University to understand contributing factors to sow pelvic organ prolapse in the U.S. swine industry. You can also find more information about the project at the Iowa Pork Industry Center's website.
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