Public Health

An important part of the AASV mission is to advocate for science-based approaches to veterinary, industry, and public health issues. Swine veterinarians play a critical role in promoting and protecting public health every day. They ensure a safe food supply, conduct surveillance for emerging and zoonotic diseases, and promote responsible use of antibiotics.


AASV Resources

COVID-19 - What Swine Veterinarians Need to Know

Human Health and Safety Committee


Zoonoses Prevention

Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Zoonotic influenza, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Toolkit to Prevent Zoonoses Associated with Animals in Public Settings, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Resource Repository for Influenza Education Among Youth in Agriculture from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Resource Database from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center at the University of Minnesota


Industry Resources

National Pork Board Public Health


Other Resources

Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Heirarchy of Controls for implementing feasible and effective control measures for occupational hazards.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) One Health

USDA, One Health

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), One Health