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.
The International Conference on Pig Survivability will take place on October 28-29, 2020, in Omaha Nebraska. The conference agenda and more details are available now at: https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/survivability/agenda/
April 7th, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 pm, CT
This webinar will focus on grow/finish mortality. Dr. Jordan Gebhardt from Kansas State University will discuss a literature review of post-weaning mortality in commercial farms. The second project on drivers of wean-to-finish mortality will be discussed by Dr. Daniel Linhares and Edison Magalhaes from the Iowa State University Veterinary School.
View project take-home points and find the link to download the report on our Pelvic Organ Prolapse project page.
Since August 2018, African Swine Fever has been confirmed in every province in China. The outbreak of ASF in China has heightened awareness of foreign animal disease risk for the U.S. swine industry. The Iowa Pork Industry Center has assistance available to help U.S. producers prepare for and protect their farms from a foreign animal disease outbreak via the Secure Pork Supply plan.