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Precise gene editing technology used to breed disease resistant pigs

Genus*, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has announced the development of the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus ("PRRSv"), through a long-standing collaboration with the  University of Missouri .  The production of PRRSv resistant pigs is a significant breakthrough in combating this devastating porcine disease, and Genus is excited...
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Asian genes in European pigs result in more piglets

Pigs which are bred commercially in Europe are found to have a highly varied mosaic of different European and Asian gene variants. The Asian genes in particular result in a large number of piglets in European pig breeds. In the latest issue of the science journal Nature Communications, researchers from Wageningen University explain that a number of important characteristics of European pigs...
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TOPIGS starts to banish boar taint from dam lines

TOPIGS, a global leader in pig breeding and artificial insemination,  has started to breed sows that produce offspring with less boar taint. At present 4.5% of finisher pigs have boar taint. But with b oar taint now forming  part of the breeding objective within the dam lines of TOPIGS it  is expected that the number of finishers with boar taint will have been...
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US scientists develop new method that makes FMD vaccine production safer

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new technology that will mean that foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines can be produced safely in the future. Whilst the U.S. has not suffered an outbreak of FMD since 1929, this highly contagious disease, affecting cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. is still a threat in many other...
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Genomics study links US Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus outbreak to China

New research published in the American Academy of Microbiology’s journal mBio has used genomic sequences of three emergent strains of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to determine the origin, evolution, and genotypes of a recent outbreak of the virus in the United States. The sudden emergence and rapid spread of PEDV, a coronavirus, for the first time in the United States has...
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Chinese researchers claim transgenic bananas can directly deliver PRRSV vaccine to pigs

According to a report in Pig Progress, scientists at the National Taiwan University (NTU) have come up with a new way of delivering a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) vaccine – in transgenic bananas! Professor Huang Pung-ling of the NTU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture said “After feeding the pigs with 50g of banana leaves from the...
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Threat to UK pig industry from new and deadly strain of PEDV

A new deadly strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) has spread from China to the US, leading to a call for vigilance to stop the disease coming to the UK. Pig farmers are being urged to heighten their biosecurity, particularly in terms of visitors/visits overseas. This new strain of PEDV causes high (up to 100%) mortality rates in newborn piglets and there currently no...
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Study finds that pigs fed on saturated fats do not yield better bacon

A recent paper published in the Journal of Animal Science suggests producers may want to adjust pig diets when including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Some producers believe that feeding pigs saturated fats will undo the fat-softening effects of DDGS. Firmer fat means longer-lasting pork. But researchers from the University of Illinois found that including saturated fats...
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