AASV Foundation 2012 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 12, 2012
Hyatt Regency - Denver, Colorado


AASV Members and Industry supporters dug deep and reached high at the AASV Foundation Fundraising Auction in Denver: the live and silent auctions raised a record-setting total of (drum roll, please)....

$81,377 !!



AASV Raffle: Dig Deep, Buy a Button!

Dr. Warren Wilson, AASV Foundation Auction Chairman, is always dreaming up fun new ways to generate support for the AASV Foundation. His latest brainstorm gives everyone attending the AASV Annual Meeting the opportunity to participate:

We have 500 "Dig Deep and Reach High" buttons and we will sell them at the meeting - while they last - for $10 each. Buy a button (or ten) and show your support for the AASV Foundation!

But that's not all - each button is numbered. At the conclusion of the live auction on Monday evening, we will draw numbers to award three prizes; $250, $150, and $100. You must be present at the raffle drawing with the winning button to claim the prize.

So dig deep, buy a button, and we will see you at the AASV Foundation Auction!

Raffle Winners:
1st prize: Dr. Liz Wagstrom
2nd prize: Dr. Charles Martin
3rd prize: Dr. Rod Johnson

Total raised from Button Raffle, after expenses: $2327.10



Items up for Bid:


LIVE AUCTION (Total $59,855)

The AASV Foundation is pleased to offer Items #1 - 14 for bid during the LIVE AUCTION

Monday, March 12
Capitol Ballroom - Hyatt Regency Denver
Bidding starts at the conclusion of the AASV Awards Reception (approximately 8:00 PM)

If you're not able to attend the AASV Annual Meeting, you can still bid! Submit your bid to AASV by phone (515-465-5255) or email (aasv@aasv.org) prior to March 6. Provide your contact information, the item name and number, and your bid amount. See auction terms at the bottom of this page.



1. Fishing Experience for Six

Donated by: DeWaay Capital Management
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson, Suidae Health and Production - $1800

The lucky purchaser of this AASVF auction item will experience two full days of professionally guided fishing on lakes in the Alexandria, Minnesota area while lodging at the Johnson home and dining on walleye! Rod's promise: "You will eat well and catch fish!"

Hosted by Rod and Jean Johnson, satisfied clients of DeWaay for more than five years.

Retail value: $4000



2. Napa Valley Trip for Two

Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
Purchased by: Dr. Randy Jones, Livestock Veterinary Services - $3750

Take the love of your life on an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Napa Valley, California! This package includes airfare, 3 hotel nights, car rental, and wine tours. The trip must be taken sometime in 2012; we understand the grapes are getting ripe and the weather is wonderful in September and October!

Retail value: $3500


3. Wall Hanging Quilt by Heidi Kaisand

Donated by: Heidi Kaisand
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $1250

Heidi Kaisand has made several quilts for the AASV Foundation in recent years, and we are pleased that she is supporting the foundation again this year. Lately, she has been especially busy opening her new quilting and scrapbooking store and retreat center, Hens and Chicks Studio.

Heidi says, "The focal fabric I selected this year featured farm animals with a collage of traditional quilt designs. It seemed appropriate to use a very traditional Irish Chain block as the pattern. Red, green, and blue prints complete this 58" square wall hanging." It was machine-quilted by Kelly Van Vliet at Hens & Chicks Studio.

Retail value: $250


4. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for Four in North Dakota - October 2012

Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.
Purchased by: Bayer Animal Health - $3500

This is the hunt of a lifetime for most! The hunt will take place in Bottineau County, North Dakota, where the Central Flyway's migration begins. This package includes lodging, a daily guide, and all gear required to ensure a safe and successful hunt, including decoys and layout blinds. You can expect to shoot your limits of mallards, pintails, and a variety of goose species daily from agricultural fields. Additionally, the area provides some fantastic upland hunting for pheasant, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge. The pothole-ridden region you will be hunting is the remnant of glacial movements that formed the waterfowl-rich Souris River Basin within the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge.

Retail value: $4200


5. New York City Getaway for Two!

Donated by: Pfizer US PORK Business
Purchased by: Dr. Ross Kiehne, Swine Vet Center - $3000

You and a guest will enjoy two fun-filled days in the Big Apple! This package includes round-trip airfare with hotel accommodations at a five-star hotel. While in the City, you and your guest can enjoy a Broadway show, OR root for one of NYC's major league baseball teams! Cap off your City stay with dinner for two at one of New York's top-rated restaurants!

Who knows - maybe you'll even see pigs flying over the Statue of Liberty while you're there!

Retail value: $2500


6. "Diagnosticians for a Day" and "Team of ISU-VDL Diagnosticians Exchange Visit"

Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Megan Nemechek, Rensselaer Swine Services - $2000

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU-VDL) would like to host a "Diagnosticians for a Day" experience and "Reciprocal Exchange Visit" for up to 12 members (veterinarians and staff) of your clinic and/or production system!

  • Up to 6 hotel rooms at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
  • An in-depth, "behind the report," diagnostician-guided walk-through of the ISU-VDL
    • People
    • Facilities and instrumentation
    • Hands-on overview of the diagnostic processes and procedures
  • Hickory Park luncheon with ISU-VDL diagnosticians
  • Block of up to 12 tickets to an ISU sporting event of your choice (optional)
  • Team of ISU-VDL diagnosticians will spend a day at your practice and/or production system
    • Anywhere within the continental United States

7. EPI Technology - 2 Automated EPI Units

Donated by: BEI
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Schelkopf, Bethany Animal Hospital - $10,800

BEI is pleased to offer EPI® (electrostatic particle ionization), a novel and proven ventilation enhancement tool, used to improve swine production by improving in-barn air quality. The EPI® system on auction is sized to fit two 104’ x 60’ nursery barns, the exact size used by Murphy-Brown LLC while conducting EPI® research, as presented at the 2012 Annual AASV meeting in Denver, Colorado (Electrostatic particle ionization (EPI®) improves nursery pig performance and air quality). For more information, check out the BEI website, or read this article from the September 2011 issue of National Hog Farmer magazine.

The EPI® system on auction can also fit a typical wean-to-finish barn of 200’ x 50’ dimension. EPI is shown to improve nursery pig ADG by 12.2%, reduce mortality by 1.2%, and significantly reduce dust and hydrogen sulfide inside the barn. Operating cost is estimated at $0.50/day.

For clients in the USA or Canada, BEI will ship EPI, supervise installation, and train your personnel how to use it. Overseas arrangements can be negotiated.

Retail value: $15,900



8. Eat, Sleep, & Fish at Twin Pines Resort on Lake Mille Lacs: 3 nights for 5-6 people

Donated by: Suidae Health and Production, Algona, Iowa
Purchased by: Dr. Danny Burns, Genetiporc - $1250

Ice-fishing fans, take note! Here's a package you can't pass up: Three nights at Twin Pines Resort on Lake Mille Lacs, one of Minnesota's premier walleye lakes, for your party of 5 or 6 people. Just bring your fishing gear, as your gift certificate includes three nights in a resort cabin, your fish house on the ice, plus 3 breakfasts and dinners for your group.

The Twin Pines Web site says: "All fish houses are carpeted, have propane heat and lights, bunks with covered foam mattresses, tables with chairs and rattle reels and most have bathrooms and cooking features. There are heated public out houses conveniently placed throughout the neighborhoods. When you arrive your heat is on and all the fishing holes are drilled. Our well-maintained road system leads to Hot Spots on Rock Piles, Sand, Gravel, Mud Flats and Deep Mud."

The winning bidder can schedule the trip anytime in December 2012 through February 2013. Arrive on Thursday, spend all day Friday and Saturday fishing, and depart on Sunday.

Retail value: $2500



9. Browning Citori Superlight Feather 28 gauge shotgun

Donated by: Bayer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $4500

Browning touts the Citori as "the best over and under shotgun known the world over." The company goes on to describe the Superlight Feather: "For any upland game like quail, grouse, pheasant, chukar, woodcock or gray partridge, this is the shotgun that knows its way around! It is fast to the shoulder, fast swinging on birds that flush like lightning. It's lightweight and easy to carry, and a perfect choice for covey game. A true gentleman's gun."

Receiver: Lightweight alloy with steel breech face and hinge pin, high relief engraving
Barrel: 26" ventilated rib
Action: Single selective trigger, hammer ejectors, top-tang barrel selector/safety
Stock: Gloss finish walnut, English-style straight grip stock, Schnabel forearm
Features: Three Invector-Plus™ choke tubes

"With its straight grip stock the shooter can move his/her hand to any position for balance, comfort and maneuverability. And speed! The lack of a pistol grip and recoil pad, along with the substitution of light weight alloy for a usual steel receiver make this model the sleek, nimble-handling sports car of the over under shotgunning shooting world."

Retail value: $3000



10. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in Northern Saskatchewan - Sept 2012

Donated by: Fast Genetics Inc
Purchased by: Dr. Daniel Nelson, Pfizer Animal Health - $2500

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many! The hunt will take place near Spiritwood, Saskatchewan - in the northern half of Saskatchewan where agricultural production ends and the provincial forest begins. This package includes lodging, a daily guide, and all gear required for a successful hunt. You can expect to hunt a variety of Mallards, Canada Geese, and White-Fronted Geese.

The winning bidders of this item will need to arrange transportation to Saskatoon, SK. All other ground transportation to and from Spiritwood will be provided. The window for booking this hunt will be September 3 to 21, 2012.

Retail value: $6000



11. John Deere X360 Lawnmower Tractor with 48" Mower Deck

Donated by: PIC
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Strobel, Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic - $6000

Wow! Mow your lawn with ease and comfort using this John Deere X360 Tractor Mower with power steering, hydrostatic transmission, and 48" mower deck.

22 HP V-Twin cylinder engine
3.3 gallon tank
Hydrostatic transmission
Power steering with tilt wheel
Hydraulic lift
22" turning radius
Electric PTO
48" mower deck
Warranty: 4 year/300 hours

We won't have the mower on display at the auction, but Dr. Warren Wilson will pick up the mower from supplier Mid-State Equipment and deliver it to the purchaser following the AASV meeting.

Retail value: $5200



12. Three-day Wild Turkey Hunt in Northern Missouri

Donated by: Drs. Roy Schultz and David Madsen
Purchased by: Dr. James Dick, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic - $3200

Hunt the Eastern Wild Turkey in the beautiful oak hills of northern Missouri from blinds with one of the best turkey hunters in the area (Dr. David Madsen). Stay in Dr. Schultz's cedar cabin, rising in the early morning to the gobbling of love-sick tom turkeys. Call them in! Meals and guides furnished. Hunt on 200 to 20,000 acres of prime habitat. Hunter can acquire license on the Internet or locally. Bring your own shotgun or borrow one of the guide's. Schedule the hunt between April 16 and May 5, 2012.

Retail value: $2500



13. The 2012 Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings Game: Tickets for 4 Elite Box Seats at Lambeau Field

Donated by: "The Wisconsin Packer Connection": Drs. Paul Mleziva, Art Mueller, Butch Baker, and Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Ronald Horst, Wean-D - $6500

The date of the game hasn't been set, but you won't want to miss this classic match-up! This deluxe package includes four tickets for elite box seats in Lambeau Field, a pre-game barbecue, and special parking.

Retail value: $1600



14. "Something Special" from Mary Ann Curran

Donated by: Mary Ann Curran

Once again, Mary Ann, wife of the late Dr. Bernie Curran (former AASV president and AASV 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year), is putting her quilting talent to work in support of the AASV Foundation!

Mary Ann is letting the creative juices flow as she pieces together some quilt designs based on the pig pattern in the first quilt she made for the foundation. Her finished works of art are framed and ready for display.

The first piece is titled "Your Way, My Way, Our Way."
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, 4 Star Vets - $4100

Below it is "A Pig for All Seasons."
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff, Pfizer Animal Health - $3850




Auctioneer Ties & Dig Deep Buttons

Tie #1 Purchased by: Dr. Mike Terrill, Hormel Foods - $375

Tie #2 Purchased by: Dr. Jim Bradford, Pfizer Animal Health - $650

Dig Deep Buttons (12) Purchased by: Dr. Howard Hill - $330

Dig Deep Buttons (13) Purchased by: Dr. Liz Wagstrom - $500



SILENT AUCTION (Total $20,122)

The following items (#15 through #78) will be offered for bid during the SILENT AUCTION.

Monday, March 12
Capitol Foyer and Ballroom - Hyatt Regency Denver

Silent auction items will be on display and bids will be accepted beginning at noon on Monday, March 12. The silent auction bidding will close during the AASV Awards Reception, as announced by the auctioneer. If you're not attending the annual meeting, you can still bid by contacting AASV prior to March 6. Call (515-465-5255) or email (aasv@aasv.org) to provide your contact information, item name and number, and bid amount. See auction terms at the bottom of this page.



15. Flying Pig Cufflinks

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Shamus Brown - $75

Leave it to our friends at AVMA PLIT to find unique and creative pig items for the AASV Foundation auction! For nearly 25 years, Arts and Artisans in Chicago has taken pride in offering a wide selection of new creative works from artists across the country. And here's proof: a fine pair of flying pig cufflinks, perfect for adding a little fun to that formal occasion!

Retail value: $43


16. Olympus Tough TG-610 Digital Camera

Donated by: Dr. John and Andrea Baker and Family
Purchased by: Marisa Rotolo - $260

Whether you're hunting and fishing in the middle of nowhere, or sightseeing in New York City, you'll want to have this tough little camera tucked in your pocket or purse! It's waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and more:

  • Waterproof 16ft/ 5m
  • 3.0 920K Hypercrystal LCD
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Freezeproof -10C/14F
  • 720p HD Movie with HDMI
  • 14 megapixels (effective), 1/2.3 inch image sensor; 5x optical zoom (28mm wide) plus 4x digital zoom
  • 3.0 inch HyperCrystal III LCD monitor; CCD contrast detection; One touch 720p HD movie with HDMI
  • Dual image stabilization; 3D Photos (even underwater); TruePic III+ image processing
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed; SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible (card not included)

Retail value: $230



17. Handblown Glass Flying Pig

Donated by: Nedap AGRI North America
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $170

Add a little whimsy to your day with a Ron Hinkle Glass flying pig. Let this charming pig remind you...the Impossible is always Possible!

Dimensions: approximately 4" x 4". The color will be the option of Nedap AGRI North America.

Courtesy photo Copyright © 2008 by Kitty Vickers, used with permission.

Retail value: $40


18. Two Carved Folk Art Pigs and Clay Teapot from China

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $330

These two Chinese-carved folk art pigs are called "Lucky Pigs" by the Chinese. It must be so; Dr. Dale Hendrickson was lucky to find this rare, handmade Chinese Yixing Zisha mini clay teapot! All of these items were collected by Dr. Hendrickson during his recent travels to China.

Retail value: $150


19. The NOOK Color™ from Barnes & Noble

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Keith Flanagan - $155

Described by Barnes & Noble as "the world's best reading experience plus tablet essentials," the NOOK Color™ features a 7" ultrabright, color touchscreen display with remarkable clarity and minimal glare. Over 2.5 million books, magazines, and interactive kids' books are available for purchase/download - usually within 10 seconds or less. With its built-in WiF, you can send email and browse the web, too. Listen to music, play games, enjoy the built-in apps, and customize your reading experience. NOOK's long-life battery will allow you to read for 8 hours before recharging.

The NOOK measures approximately 5" wide by 8" tall, is only 1/2" thick and weighs just under one pound. You want it; your kids want it - we have it! Dig deep and bid high!

Retail value: $200


20. Bresser® Range Finder 800

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Schelkopf - $220

When you need to know just how far your reach needs to be, let the advanced Range Finder 800 from Bresser® do the heavy lifting. This compact, simple-to-use unit quickly and easily delivers the data you need. Bresser TrueRange™ high-speed electronics insure more reliable range-finding measurements over a wide range of conditions.

  • User-selectable readout in yards or meters
  • 4X magnification
  • 21 mm objective lens
  • 800-yd range
  • 3.8 mm exit pupil
  • 12mm eye relief
  • 8 degree view angle
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • LCD display
  • Accuracy +/- 1 yard
  • Includes nylon carrying case and lens cloth
  • Uses one 9V battery (included).
  • 4 3/4" x 3", weight 7oz

Retail value: $185


21. One 500-ct Box of AMG Sow Catheters

Donated by: Absolute Swine Insemination Co.
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson - $225

These AMG-series sow catheters feature a patented membrane, universal adapter and twist-off cap. Absolute Swine Insemination says, "These are the catheters that made Commercial Concepts AI so much money!"

Retail value: $425


22. Pair of Pig Bookends

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Gordon Spronk - $425

These classic iron pig bookends will keep your books in line! Stylish, functional, and oh, so appropriate for a swine veterinarian!

Retail value: $20


23. Set of Golf Clubs (buyer selects)

Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $700

Are you tired of finishing at the back of the pack at the AASV Foundation Golf Outing? Are your golf clubs holding you back? Then this item is for you! The Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, with the help of the staff at Rose Lake Golf Club of Fairmont, Minnesota, will outfit you with a set of new golf clubs! The winning bidder will receive up to $1000 to purchase and ship the golf clubs of their choice!

Who knows? With these new clubs and a little practice, you could be the next big winner of this summer's AASVF Golf Outing!

Retail value: $1000


24. Short-eared Owl : Framed Image by Joe Barban

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Alan Scheidt - $150

The parabolic face of the owl enables it to hear a mouse running through dry grass up to a quarter of a mile away. This owl flew out of a tree and caught a mouse. I held my lens on the action and was able to capture the difference in the dilation of the owl's eyes.

The framed image measures 14.5" x 17.5"

Retail value: $100


25. Bose SoundDock® Portable Digital Music System

Donated by; Swine Veterinary Services (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, Matthew Ackerman) in Greensburg, IN
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Wetzell - $600

Enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone almost anywhere! On the deck or in the dorm room, at the park or on the beach, the Bose SoundDock Portable reproduces your favorite tunes with fullness and clarity unusual for a portable system.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to eight hours of power per charge. Its slim design features a convenient built-in handle for carrying. The docking station is compatible with most iPod and iPhone models, and rotates safely out of sight for transit and easy storage.

Retail value: $350


26. Bose QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, Matthew Ackerman) in Greensburg, IN
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Kober - $320

Bose says, "They're our best headphones, period. QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose® advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies - with quality sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit. You won't find this combination of benefits in any other headphone."

Ideal for frequent flyers, these headphones feature a comfortable, around-the-ear fit. Works with AAA battery (35 hours average life). Includes cable with remote for iPhone/iPod control, mic for hands-free iPhone calling.

Retail value: $300


27. "Hogg Sense" - Sage Advice from a Legendary AASV Member

Donated by: Mary Lou Hogg
Purchased by: The Hogg Consortium* - $2750

AASV Foundation Heritage Award Recipient, the late Dr. Alex Hogg, published a monthly newsletter that was aptly named "Hogg Sense." This internationally recognized publication contained common sense practice tips for swine veterinarians. Mary Lou Hogg has donated a complete set of "Hogg Sense," covering over 10 years of Dr. Hogg's sage advice. This up-close and personal collection includes photos and a brief biography.

Mary Lou has generously donated a personal item of Dr. Hogg's for the auction each year. Two of the Foundation's programs bear Dr. Hogg's name in recognition of his many contributions to the swine industry: the Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture, which is presented during the general session of the AASV Annual Meeting, and the Hogg Scholarship, awarded to a swine practitioner who returns to college to pursue an advanced degree.

*So what (or who) is the "Hogg Consortium"?

The Hogg Consortium is the brainchild of Dr. Rodney Johnson, who invited AASV members and fellow EVP graduates who knew Dr. Hogg to participate in the bidding for the Hogg Sense notebook. The following members stepped up to join the Hogg Consortium and honor Dr. Hogg's memory with their bids: Butch Baker, John Baker, Ron Brodersen, Robyn Fleck, Tom Gillespie, Peggy Anne Hawkins, Dale Hendrickson, Thayer Hoover, Rod and Jean Johnson, Randy Jones, Kerry Keffaber, Tim Loula, Jim Lowe, Max Rodibaugh, Craig Rowles, Larry Rueff, Roy Schultz, Warren Wilson, Teddi Wolff, K.T. Wright, and Paul Yeske.


28-29. Necropsy Tool Box for the Swine Practitioner

Donated by: AMVC (Audubon, Iowa) & Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Necropsy Kit #1 Purchased by: Dr. Mike Schelkopf - $175
Necropsy Kit #2 Purchased by: Dr. Mike Schelkopf - $175

Here's the necropsy tool box every swine practitioner needs to keep handy! Each 3-shelf toolbox contains ten 12cc-syringes, ten 16 x 1.5 needles, ten 20 x 1.5 vacutainer needles, 3 bleeding hubs, 5 polyester-tipped swabs, 10 serum separator tubes, humidity/temperature pen, laser pointer, digital thermometer, 11 tissue-sampling bags, tissue forceps, surgical scissors, needle-nose pliers, sharpening steel, oil-impregnated sharpening stone, 6-inch boning knife, 7-inch cleaver, and a dead blow mallet.

These are the same kits that are sent home with each student who completes the Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation (SMEC 480) in the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

AMVC and ISU CVM are providing two necropsy kits, to be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $250



30. Rowe Pottery: 1 Quart Pig Crock

Donated by: Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Harold Tilstra - $70

Rowe Pottery Works, since 1974, takes pride in creating hand-thrown and painted collectibles to a market of collectors who value the art of historically inspired pottery. Each piece is unique. Rowe is most recognized for their salt glaze pottery. The pottery is handcrafted and decorated in Cambridge, Wisconsin.

From pencil holder to cotton swab keeper, this versatile crock has many uses. It is 5 1/2" tall with a diameter of 4 3/4".

Retail value: $35


31. Rowe Pottery: 1 Quart Pig Canister

Donated by: Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton - $100

This is one of Rowe Pottery Works' most popular items. Historically used for storing and preserving, it's still functional today. The canister is 5 1/2" tall and 5" in diameter.

Retail value: $43


32. Rowe Pottery: Pig Pattern Bean Pot

Donated by: Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. John Baker - $75

Your taste buds will tingle as the smell of brown sugar floods the air when your favorite baked bean recipe cooks in the oven in this 2-quart bean pot from Rowe Pottery Works. It's 5" tall.

Retail value: $72


33. Mule's Ear: Framed Image by Joe Barban

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Markeeta Knoernschild - $250

Photographer Joe Barban says, "Mule's Ear is a common wildflower of the Four Corners area in the southwestern US. Jean and I captured this image of a near-perfect specimen south of Crested Butte, Colorado."

The matted and framed image measures 19" wide by 23" high.

Retail value: $175


34. Knitted Flower Scarf

Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Dr. Alan Scheidt - $100

This lovely scarf is 36 inches long and 6 inches wide and composed of white, silver and gray flowers knitted using natural fiber (cotton and wool) yarn, sewn together and attached to a dark gray knitted border. Each flower has a crystal Swarovski elements bead in the center, adding a little sparkle to the appearance.

Anyone who has observed Dr. Detmer knitting during swine conferences will know the amount of swine knowledge that has been knitted into this scarf!

Retail value: $150


35. Sterling Silver & Turquoise Necklace/Earring Set

Donated by: Dr. Tara Donovan
Purchased by: Dr. Ross Kiehne - $120

Tara says, "My good friend Lynette Hinke is the best-kept secret in Wisconsin! She is the artist and designer of this fabulous necklace and earring set. Her jewelry is one-of-a-kind and is hand-crafted with exquisite detail.

This 16-19" necklace is made with sterling silver links and wire with gorgeous turquoise beads with a hint of grey swirl. Sterling silver beads laced within the necklace are the focus of the matching earrings. This set is a must-have for your jewelry collection!

Retail value: $110


36. Sterling Silver and Fire Agate Necklace

Donated by: Dr. Tara Donovan
Purchased by: Dr. Michael Mull - $135

Pictures don't do this beautiful necklace justice - you have to see it to appreciate its beauty. The designer and artist of this jewelry puts her heart into every piece. I have personally watched her create these jewelry masterpieces! All are one-of-a-kind.

This 17" necklace has multi-sized fire agate beads that are strikingly beautiful. Each bead is hand-picked by the artist and every detail is finished. Just think - you'll never see a necklace like this again!

Retail value: $85


37. Diseases of Swine: A Complete Set of All Nine Editions

Donated by: Dr. Warren D. Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Gordon Spronk - $1550

Have you ever wanted to have all nine editions of Diseases of Swine for your library? Here’s your chance! The two most recent editions are new; the rest are used and were donated by Warren Wilson and anonymous friends (thank you!). The set fits nicely on a custom-made oak shelf, perfect for display and easy reference access.

Retail value: $500



38. Shikles Bros. 20cc Automatic Vaccinating Outfit for Hog Cholera

Donated by: Dr. Jack Coleman
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Gillespie - $270

Take note, young whipper-snapper swine vets - here's a piece of history for you (and we hope it stays just that: history)! This syringe kit is the type used "back in the day" to administer hog cholera vaccine. This particular outfit was purchased prior to the US eradication of hog cholera (now referred to as classical swine fever), and has never been used. Each part is still in its original box!

The United States stopped vaccinating for hog cholera in 1969, and was officially declared "hog cholera free" on January 31, 1978. You can learn more about the history of the disease and its eradication on the USDA ARS website. We've certainly come a long way, baby! But don't get complacent - make sure you are familiar with the signs of this economically devastating disease. Review this Factsheet and remember - constant vigilence!

Retail value: $200


39. The Embryology of the Pig, by Bradley M. Patten, 2nd edition, 327 pp, ©1931

Donated by: Willis G. Parker, DVM, MSc
Purchased by: Dr. Erin Johnson - $225

This classic is brown, hardback, title on the spine, with an excellent bibliography dating from 1883-84. Thirteen chapters. The first edition was printed in 1927, and the preface for it and the 2nd edition are included. The frontispiece is a detailed color drawing by the author labeled 1922, showing the unlabeled organ systems of a 9.4mm pig embryo. Figure 56 has labeled organs of the 9.4mm pig embryo. Figure 62 is of the 10mm pig embryo with labeled organs. Figures 63 and 64 of the 12mm pig embryo are superb, with the arterial and venous trunks to the viscera in red and blue, respectively. The book has many well-labeled drawings to flow with the text. A marvelous teacher, student, and practitioner guide. Inside the book cover is written, "Sedgwick E. Smith...to R.W. Bratton, 1/5/77." Dr. Bratton was a Purdue University graduate (1936?), served in the US Army during WW II, and was on the faculty of Cornell University until his retirement about 1978. He helped establish the cooperative bull centers for the new bovine artificial insemination industry in New York state. He was thoroughly involved in teaching and research in swine in the latter part of his career.


40. Storm Creek Parka

Donated by: MVP Laboratories

This red, waist-length, fleece-lined parka will keep you warm on those cold mornings! It has two zippered glove pockets and two inside pockets - one to hold your cell phone. The parka is size Medium, suited for either male or female use.

Retail value: $60


41. Group of Pig Figurines from China (#1)

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Jerry Torrision - $100

All of these items were collected during Dr. Dale Hendrickson's recent travels to China. This is one of three groups of small ceramic, pottery, and wooden pig figures. They are all hand-crafted by professional Chinese designers.

Retail value: $120


42. Group of Pig Figurines from China (#2)

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $120

This is the second of three groups of small ceramic, pottery, and wooden pig figures collected during Dr. Dale Hendrickson's recent travels to China. They are all hand-crafted by professional Chinese artists.

Retail value: $120


43. Group of Pig Figurines from China (#3)

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $160

This is the third of three groups of small ceramic, pottery, and wooden pig figures collected during Dr. Dale Hendrickson's recent travels to China. They are all hand-crafted by professional Chinese designers.

Retail value: $120


44. Josephs Jewelers Gift Certificate

Donated by: Phibro Animal Health Corporation
Purchased by: Paul Flint - $675 Josephs Jewelers

Do something special for yourself or someone special...a gift certificate to Josephs Jewelers - providing customers, both old and new, with one-of-a-kind designs. From brilliant rings and elegant gifts to superior timepieces and bold-colored gemstones, jewelry and gifts from Josephs are held to the highest standard of quality, value, and style.

Browse their gallery at www.josephsjewelers.com and see what could be...

Retail value: $1000


45. The Brown Bears of Katmai: Framed Image by Joe Barban

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Jesse Goff - $325

Katmai National Park, Alaska, is home to the Brooks River and Brooks Falls. Every June, salmon from the river leap the falls on their journey to the spawning grounds, and the brown bears are there to greet the fish. I watched this sow and her two cubs for hours as they snoozed in the grass. Suddenly they awoke; the sow sat up and the closest cub put its paw on mom's shoulder and I was able to capture this image.

Matted and framed, it measures 21" x 27"

Retail value: $275


46. Children's Set: Plush Pigs and Picture Book

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $100

Cuddle up with your child or grandchild and this set of plush pigs for some quality time together learning about farm animals! The colorful photos in the book include 30 full-page 3-D images (3-D glasses included)! The big plush pig opens up into a soft pillow. A perfect gift for any young child.

Retail value: $35


47. Toy Story 3 Action Figure: Evil Dr. Porkchop

Donated by AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Jean Paul Cano - $42

No toy collection is complete without this Evil Dr. Porkchop action figure from Toy Story 3! Dr. Porkchop's head opens to reveal the cockpit of this winged porcine, where a mini Buzz Lightyear (included) fills the pilot's seat. The pushbutton on top releases a barrel from Dr. Porkchop's belly. Too much fun!

Retail value: $33


48. Wooden Musical Pig Statue and Brass Pig Figurine

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $160

This pair of items includes a beautiful hand-crafted wooden musical pig figure that turns while it plays. It's about 8" tall. It is joined by a small brass pig figure. These items were collected during Dr. Dale Hendrickson's recent travels to China

Retail value: $140


49. Carved Pig Figure and Clay Teapot

Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $260

This group is one of Dr. Hendrickson's favorites, collected during his recent travels to China. It includes a large, hand-carved figure, "Pig pulling cart of pigs" and a rare Chinese Yixing purple clay pottery pig teapot.

Retail value: $250


50. Girl & Pig Figurine by C. Lomupo

Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Dr. Ron Brodersen - $1300

"Girl and Pig" was sculpted by C. Lomupo, an artist for Royal Copenhagen and other collectible organizations. It measures 9" tall x 8 1/4" wide by 6 3/4" deep. Joe says, "This is a nice collectible; I have owned this piece for over twenty years."

Retail value: $75


51-52. Pig Cutting Board

Donated by: Dr. Mike Knoll
Cutting Board #1 Purchased by: Dr. Angie Supple - $90
Cutting Board #2 Purchased by: Bobbi Engle - $80

Every swine veterinarian's family should have one of these pig-shaped cutting boards handy in the kitchen!

Handcrafted of walnut and white oak by AASV member Dr. Mike Knoll, each board measures approximately 10" x 15".

Dr. Knoll is providing two cutting boards for the auction - so you'll have two chances to bid and win one of these "hamsome" creations!

Retail value: $50 each


53. Peanut Lake, Crested Butte, Colorado: Framed Image by Joe Barban

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Mitch Michalak - $115

Peanut Lake, Crested Butte, Colorado lies in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado. The lake was smooth glass this early morning when I was able to capture a mirror image of the mountain.

The framed image measures 23" x 29"

Retail value: $175


54-59. Jean Florent, the Pig Wine Bottle Holder

Donated by: Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota
#54 Purchased by: Russell Gilliam - $90
#55 Purchased by: Peter Schneider - $85
#56 Purchased by: Dr. Tom Wetzell - $100
#57 Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $90
#58 Purchased by: Dr. Craig Rowles - $100
#59 Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels - $100

This smiling pig sommelier proudly displays a favorite wine for presentation at the table or as a whimsical conversation piece. Made of easy-care resin. 21½" tall.

Swine Vet Center is providing six of these stately stewards for the auction; each will be auctioned separately!

Retail value: $85 each


60. Dean & Deluca's Artisan Exclusive Wine Club

Donated by: Pfizer US PORK Business
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Gillespie - $1100

Dean and Deluca's Artisan Wine Club presents bottles of hand-crafted wines that offer that rarest of things: a perfect balance of quality and value. The winning bidder will receive 3 specially selected bottles a month for twelve months, from wineries such as Crossroads, Napa Valley Farms, and Stolpman. Each bottle has been sourced for you by our Tasting Panel Member, Mark Mendenhall. Members will also have access to Mark's extensive tasting notes along with hand-crafted wine and vineyard tales.

Retail value: $1500


61. Xbox 360 250GB S with Games, Accessories, and More!

Donated by: The HANOR Company
Purchased by: Dr. Todd Distad - $500

Welcome to the brink of innovation and the future of gaming! Using advanced motion-sensing technologies, the Xbox Kinect sensor lets you climb into the game and control your entertainment with the wave of a hand. Built-in WiFi connects you to Xbox LIVE to stream HD movies and TV shows or download games. The internal, removable 250GB hard drive provides plenty of space to save games, HG shows, and more. There is everything you need to start gaming right out of the box with the included Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do.

But - that's not all! Just in case you're in the mood for traditional gaming, this package includes a wireless controller that lets you control the action from up to 30' away from your console, PLUS a Nyko Charge Base 360 Dual-Port Controller Charging System to keep your controller ready-to-go. The exciting Forza Motorsport 4 game is part of the deal, AND you'll also receive 2400 Microsoft Points to use on Xbox LIVE to instantly access a vast selection of downloadable content, including games and add-ons, HD movies, TV shows, and more!

Bring on the FUN!

Retail value: $600


62. Child's Sweater with Tractor Motif

Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Dr. Charles Martin - $45

In between editing manuscripts for the Journal of Swine Health and Production, JSHAP editor Dr. Judi Bell found some time to knit another sweater for the AASV Foundation! It's a child's hand-knit pullover, made of machine washable and dryable synthetic yarn. The sweater is pale green with darker green accents and a tractor on the front, and fits a child approximately 4 years old: 13-inch chest, 11-inch sleeve.

Retail value (yarn only): $25


63. Gift Card: Spa of Your Choice!

Donated by: Phibro Animal Health Corporation
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Kuhn - $425

Great things come in "spa packages" - a gift card to a spa of your choice! Think facials, massages, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, hair design, makeup artistry and more! As a luxurious gift for someone special, or a well-deserved spa retreat for yourself, spa packages offer unsurpassed sophistication and relaxation.

Retail value: $500


64. Mystery Shopping Card

Donated by: Swine Health Services, LLC (Frankfort, Indiana)
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Mechler - $550

Not a hunter or fisherman? Here's your chance to go on a shopping spree! But there is "bait" and a "catch" involved!

The bait: The card can be used anywhere for anything (wherever gift cards are accepted).

The catch: The card has between $250 and $1000 loaded onto it - but you will not know the total until after you snag it!

Retail value: Well now, that's the mystery!

Mystery revealed: The card value was $400.


65. Original Mexican Painting

Donated by: AMVEC (Mexican Swine Veterinarian Association)
Purchased by: Sue Kimpston - $125

The AASV counterpart in Mexico, Asociación Mexicana de Veterinarios Especialistas en Cerdos (AMVEC) is supporting the AASV Foundation with their donation of a wood-framed original oil painting of Mexican scenery. It measures 30 x 45 cm.

Retail value: $250 (US)


66. Tequila Gift Set

Donated by: Dr. Alberto Stephano
Purchased by: Dr. Angie Supple - $250

Here's a special gift from our AASV District Director in Mexico, Dr. Alberto Stephano! This bottle of tequila is made especially for swine veterinarians, as it has a pig figure inside! The novelty bottle and accompanying drinking glasses are embossed with the AMVEC logo (Mexican swine veterinarian association), and a miniature pig figure is encased in the bottom of each glass. Bottoms up!


67. 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Registration with Electronic Proceedings

Donated by: University of Minnesota, Veterinary Continuing Education
Purchased by: Dr. Neil DeBuse - $365

The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, will host the 39th annual Allen D Leman Swine Conference on September 17 and 18, 2012, at the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Retail value: $350


68. Original Injectable Iron and Automatic Syringe

Donated by: Dr. Warren D. Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson - $60

Here's something for your veterinary antique shelf! It's a collection that includes bottles of the original 100mg and 200 mg injectable iron, the Gleptosil Ultimatic Syringe, and a Gleptosil paperweight marketing giveaway.

Gleptosil is the original 200mg injectable iron for pigs. The product is in its original packaging, but is long past the expiration date (Gleptosil was taken off the market in 1990) and is for display or collectible purposes only.

Armidexan is the original 100 mg injectable iron. It's in an unopened vial that is long past the expiration date, and is also for display or collectible purposes only.

The Gleptosil Ultimatic Syringe is the original automatic syringe intended for use with Gleptosil. The syringe comes in its original case with all spare parts. The syringe may be set to a one- or two-mL dose and may have some application for use if desired.

Also included is a Gleptosil paperweight for display or collectible purposes.

Retail value: $100



69. Infectious Diseases of Swine, by H.C. Smith, 96 pp, ©1957

Donated by: Willis G. Parker, DVM, MSc
Purchased by: Dr. Dave Baumert - $320

The author of this book worked 17 years in the pharmaceutical and biological laboratories and later performed diagnostic and consultation services for the Sioux City, Iowa, division of Allied Laboratories. In 1955, the editors of Veterinary Medicine requested that Dr. H.C. Smith of the staff of Allied Laboratories prepare articles on "Advances Made in Swine Practice." These were combined into the memorable 50th Anniversary issue of that publication (Vol 50, No. 11, Nov 1955). Allied Laboratories, Inc was given permission from the editors of Veterinary Medicine and granted exclusive rights for publication. This red leather textured cover with the Allied Laboratories, Inc. logo stamped into the fabric is uncommon. The book is in very good condition.

There are eleven chapters: Hog Cholera, Swine Erysipelas, Swine Leptospirosis, Swine Enteritis, Swine Influenza, Brucellosis, Swine Pox, Listeriosis, Transmissible Gastroenteritis, Swine Encephalitis, and Chronicle of Progress.

Additionally, there are at least seventy newspaper clippings about the swine industry tucked in among the pages by the donor, Willis G. Parker, DVM, who calls this the "value added edition." As a young farm boy, Willis liked to help butcher hogs and render the lard on the farm at Coatesville, Indiana, then go with his dad to the grain elevator with a bag of cracklings and watch the farmers enjoy the treat!



70. The Academy of Rural Veterinarians In-the-Field Gift Basket

Donated by: The Academy of Rural Veterinarians
Purchased by: Dr. Jack Coleman - $100

Here is the perfect gift basket for the rural veterinarian near-and-dear to your heart! This gift basket includes:

1) Certificate for one (1) year Practice Membership (single or multi-person) in the Academy of Rural Veterinarians - allowing the recipient to take advantage of the many resources and information offered to ARV members and to be part of the solution in addressing the rural veterinarian shortage across the United States.

2) Assorted gear and items to help a rural vet in the field (some practical, some creative, all legal!)

3) ARV pens and gear

Retail value: $250




71. Sunrise on the Firehole River

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Neil DeBuse - $125

Photographer Joe Barban says, "Jean and I rose early one September morning in Yellowstone National Park to begin our sojourn home to Denver. Our timing could not have been better, as the synchronicity of our drive brought us and sunrise together over the Firehole River. This 13.5" x 11.5" image (dimensions include matt and frame) is one of my favorites."

Retail value: $75



72. Chainsaw-Carved Wooden Pig

Donated by: Genetiporc USA
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $750

Our chainsaw carved wooden pig is an excellent buy, as this pig requires no feed, is immune to all diseases, never needs water, and is comfortable indoors or outdoors! The pig measures approximately 2 feet long by 1 foot wide. Each carving is unique, as you can see in the accompanying photo.

Retail value: $350


73. Dry Erase Memo Pig

Donated by: Dr. Monte and Kim Fuhrman
Purchased by: Dr. Marie Gramer - $45

When Monte and Kim saw this item at a local craft fair, they knew it was a perfect AASV Foundation auction item! This ceramic memo pig is 12" x 11", has four hooks, comes with a black dry-erase marker, and is ready to hang. Every office or kitchen needs a dry-erase pig!

Retail value: $43


74. RV/Camper 7" GPS Navigation System plus Accessories

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Jean Johnson - $300

Here is just what you need to get you where you're going - the first time! The Rand McNally RVND7710 is a widescreen High Definition 7-inch screen display, made especially for RVs and campers. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. The TripMaker® RVND™ 7710 layers on all the information you need to have an enjoyable and safe trip in your RV. It incorporates RV campgrounds, RV dealers and service locations, parking and rest areas, travel centers with detailed amenities. The RVer Tools including checklists, quick mileage calculations, maintenance logs, and breadcrumb trails to get you back to your campsite.

This package also includes a portable GPS Dash Mount (Bracketron UFM100BL) to secure the GPS to your dash, and a hard shell protective case (GPSHDCS7) to protect it from bumps, dings, and scratches.

Retail value: $435



75. Nikon Monarch 8 x 42 Binocular

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Kober - $425

Nikon's best-selling binocular for hunting and bird watching. The 42mm lens series has been the choice for viewing bright, crisp and clear images from dawn to dusk!

Retail value: $300



76. GlobalVetLINK Electronic Health Certificate

Donated by: GlobalVetLINK, LC
Purchased by: Dr. Monte Fuhrman - $200

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) offers a FREE one-year subscription in addition to a $160 health certificate credit to a swine veterinarian or group practice that is a NEW subscriber to the GVL system. The winning bidder will be set up as a new account and provided thorough webinar training by a GVL sales associate immediately following the annual meeting.

GlobalVetLINK is the nation's leader in electronic animal health records. GVL provides intuitive online certification solutions that enable animal health practitioners to quickly, accurately, and securely create professional health records at any time and from anywhere with Internet access. HealthLINK™ Electronic Animal Health Certification System offers a digital herd health management solution for food animal health practitioners by offering easier and faster creation, submission and recordkeeping of Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (OCVIs) certificates, which ultimately provides a real-time traceability solution for food safety and disease prevention. For more information, please visit our AASV Tech Table or website at www.globalvetlink.com!

Retail value: $600



77. AASV Walnut Duck Weathervane

Donated by: Dr. Chet Rawson
Purchased by: Dr. Rod and Jean Johnson - $80

Sport your AASV pride with this handmade walnut weathervane duck!

Retail value: $100


78. Apple iPad2 - 16GB

Donated by: Novartis Animal Health US
Purchased by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins - $575


What can you do with an iPad?

What CAN'T you do with an iPad!

With built-in Wi-Fi, the world is at your fingertips. Surf the web, read and respond to email, store and manage your photos, music, e-books, videos, and more! All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And there are thousands of additional apps available to extend your iPad's capabilities even further! Learn more about the iPad on the Apple web site.

Retail value: $550


Cash Contributions:

We're grateful to the following corporate sponsors who have made monetary contributions to support the AASV Foundation Auction. Please thank them - and all of our item donors - for their generous support!

William Blair & Company: $1000 donation

Hermitage NGT: $300 donation

Dr. Jim Collins: $100 donation



Auction Terms and Conditions

  • Documentation will be furnished by the Foundation for support of charitable donations by item donors. Final responsibility, however, in satisfying the Internal Revenue Service concerning amount of deductions lies with the donor.
  • Each item auctioned will be offered without reserve, unless otherwise stated before bidding begins, and sold to the highest bidder.
  • All items are offered by the Foundation on an "as is" basis, free and clear of implied warranties for fitness of use or condition, and with no guarantee of value, as any announced appraised value is personal opinion only and the ultimate responsibility for determination of value lies with the purchaser.
  • All auction items shall be paid for and picked up at the conclusion of the live auction on Monday, March 12, or at the AASV registration desk prior to noon on Tuesday, March 13, unless other arrangements are made. Payment may be made with US check or cash, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
  • The AASV Foundation and the AASV assume no responsibility for any physical injury or property loss that may occur to persons attending this auction, nor assume financial responsibility for third parties, purchasers, donors or others.