Improving Pig Survivability

Welcome to the Improving Pig Survivability project.

About Us

Our team

Iowa State, Kansas State and Purdue faculty, staff and students who collaborate through industry partnerships to maximize pig survivability

Who we are

 A large consortium with the focus of improving pig survivability

Our mission

 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.  



Short video series explains Pelvic Organ Prolapse project

Check out our most recent short video explaining some of the data collected in the Pelvic Organ Prolapse project: "Body condition and Pelvic Organ Prolapse."

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African Swine Fever

 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.

ASF resource page

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