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. We also maintain a USDA Class A breeder license.

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 Swine Procurement at (508) 887-4943 or by email at swineprocurement@tufts.edu.

Swine Sentinel Testing

Organism or Disease Tufts Qualifying result
Leptospirosis Vaccine Titer
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Negative
Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Negative
Swine Influenza Virus Vaccine Titer
Brucella abortus/suis Negative
Toxoplasmosis Negative
Pseudorabies Negative

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

2015 sentinel submission dates: 2/5/15, 6/25/15, 10/15/15

2016 sentinel submission dates: 2/5/16, 6/23/16, 10/13/16

2017 sentinel submission dates: 3/29/17

Swine vaccination schedule available upon request.

Tufts Univeristy Swine Feeds

Ingredient Gestation Finisher Grower Starter Creep Lactation
Corn (ground ½” screen) 1595 lbs 1634 lbs 1444 lbs 1325 lbs 970 lbs 1245 lbs
Soybean Mean (48%) 275 320 510 500 380 675
Alfalfa Hay 50 --- --- --- --- ---
Sow A HP-80 Phytase* 80 --- --- --- --- 80
Gro-Fin A46-37 Phytase* --- 46 46 --- --- ---
Start 175 --- --- --- 175 --- ---
Prestart 650 --- --- --- --- 650 ---
Total 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

”Vitamin-mineral premix

(No antibiotics are fed to this herd of swine)