We have maintained a closed farrow-to-finish high-health Yorkshire research swine production program since 1980.

As an AAALAC-accredited animal care program and facility, we provide the highest quality husbandry and veterinary care, incorporating good biosecurity and preventive medicine measures.

In addition to administering a comprehensive vaccination program, we also do sentinel blood testing at the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and National Veterinary Services Laboratory multiple times per year, employing an extensive pathogen screen.

For details on purchasing our high quality swine, please contact SwineProcurement@tufts.edu.

Swine Sentinel Testing

Organism or Disease Tufts Qualifying result Iowa State Testing Method
Encephalomyocarditis Virus <1:64 VN (done at NVSL)
Leptospira* <1:800
or consistent with vaccination
MAT
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Negative
or consistent with vaccination
CF or ELISA
Porcine Respiratory & Reproductive Syndrome Negative ELISA or IFA
Porcine Parvovirus Negative
or consistent with vaccination
HI
Pseudorabies Negative G1 ELISA
VN
ELISA Screen ALA
Swine Influenza Virus NP > 0.6
or consistent with vaccination
NP ELISA
Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus <1:16 VN
Brucellosis Negative Card test (B. abortus/suis)
Toxoplasmosis <1:16 Kansas State Indirect ELISA

*Leptospira testing includes the following serovars: canicola, grippotyphosa, hardjo, icterohemmorhagica, bratislava, and pomona

2013 sentinel submission dates: 04/25/13, 11/14/13

2014 sentinel submission dates: 03/03/14, 8/1/14

2015 sentinel submission dates: 2/5/15

Swine vaccination schedule available upon request.