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Grant Aims to Close Biosecurity Gap in U.S. Swine Production

Generating Advanced Animal Systems Solutions
Generating Advanced Animal Systems Solutions

Development Contact

Lauren Hershey
lhershey@foundationfar.org

Iowa State University

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   With a pool of approximately $2.3 million available for the research, awards are capped at $200,000 but individual proposals may be higher with sufficient justification for a project that will be unique, high impact, and have industry-wide benefit.

Location   Ames, IA

Program   Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program

Matching Funders   Swine Health Information Center and the Pork Checkoff

Swine Vet Center

St. Peter, Minnesota

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   With a pool of approximately $2.3 million available for the research, awards are capped at $200,000 but individual proposals may be higher with sufficient justification for a project that will be unique, high impact, and have industry-wide benefit.

Program   Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program

Matching Funders   Swine Health Information Center and the Pork Checkoff

University of Minnnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   With a pool of approximately $2.3 million available for the research, awards are capped at $200,000 but individual proposals may be higher with sufficient justification for a project that will be unique, high impact, and have industry-wide benefit.

Program   Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program

Matching Funders   Swine Health Information Center and the Pork Checkoff

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   With a pool of approximately $2.3 million available for the research, awards are capped at $200,000 but individual proposals may be higher with sufficient justification for a project that will be unique, high impact, and have industry-wide benefit.

Program   Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program

Matching Funders   Swine Health Information Center and the Pork Checkoff

Carthage Veterinary Service

Carthage, Illinois

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   With a pool of approximately $2.3 million available for the research, awards are capped at $200,000 but individual proposals may be higher with sufficient justification for a project that will be unique, high impact, and have industry-wide benefit.

Program   Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program

Matching Funders   Swine Health Information Center and the Pork Checkoff

  • Advanced Animal Systems

Proactively enhancing wean-to-harvest biosecurity will help control the next emerging disease in the U.S. pork industry and improve U.S. swine herd health, all part of the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) mission, including analysis of swine health data and targeted research to benefit the U.S. pork industry.

Priorities for the research proposals reflect input from key industry stakeholders recruited to join the SHIC Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program Site Task Force and Transport Task Force. These experts come from allied industry, academia, veterinary practice and organizations involved in pork production. Collectively, their experience and interest reflect contemporary issues related to wean-to-harvest biosecurity. Working at a rapid pace, each Task Force has met virtually several times to develop and refine priorities for the research proposals now requested.

Research priorities focus on site and transportation biosecurity and cover three areas – bioexclusion for preventing disease introduction on the farm, biocontainment for preventing disease spread from the farm to reduce risk to neighboring facilities, and transportation biosecurity for preventing disease movement from markets and other first points of concentration back to the farm.

Research Importance: Helping to Control the Next Emerging Disease in the U.S. Pork Industry

The Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program reflects SHIC’s responsiveness to an identified health vulnerability and is a collaborative effort to stretch SHIC’s producer Checkoff funds to safeguard the health of the U.S. swine herd.

We are seeking novel tools across all three areas for a comprehensive biosecurity approach. Paul Sundberg
Swine Health Information Center Executive Director

Details About this Research

Priorities for this research reflect input from key industry stakeholders. These experts come from allied industry, academia, veterinary practice and organizations involved in pork production. Collectively, their experience and interest reflect contemporary issues related to wean-to-harvest biosecurity. Working at a rapid pace, each Task Force has met virtually several times to develop and refine priorities for the research proposals now requested.

Research priorities focus on site and transportation biosecurity and cover three areas – bioexclusion for preventing disease introduction on the farm, biocontainment for preventing disease spread from the farm to reduce risk to neighboring facilities, and transportation biosecurity for preventing disease movement from markets and other first points of concentration back to the farm

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