Research Publications

An evaluation of additives for mitigating the risk of virus contaminated feed using an ice-block challenge model

The role of animal feed as a vehicle for the transport and transmission of viral disease has been well established. This study looks at the possibility of additives mitigating viral viability in contaminated feed.

Inactivation of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in contaminated swine feed by inclusion of dry lactic acid-based product

Survivability and infectivity of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus within complete feed was tested. The variable being was the presence or absence of a dry lactic acid-based feed acidifier.

An evaluation of contaminated complete feed as a vehicle for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection

Contaminated feed has been proposed as a risk factor for PEDV. We provide proof of concept through an in vivo experiment to prove its infectivity.

Survival of viral pathogens in animal feed ingredients under transboundary shipping models

This study evaluates the survival of select viral pathogens in contaminated feed ingredients using models designed to simulate transportation conditions across different regions of the world.