AASV Foundation 2018 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 5, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California

Let's "Rock the Boat and SEAL the Deal" in San Diego!

Contributions

We're grateful to the following individuals and 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!

AVMA PLIT, In Memory of Dr. Rodney G. Johnson: $2500
Jack and Carla Coleman: $1000
Boyle Capital: $500
Andrew Kleis - Insight Wealth Group: $500
Mrs. Jack Anderson: $150

Items up for Bid

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Trip for 4 to Iceland
Donated by: AMVC and PIC

You've heard of Iceland, seen photos of Iceland, had your travel plans disrupted by Iceland's volcanic activity, and watched TV and movie scenes filmed in Iceland, but have you ever BEEN to Iceland? Well, here's your chance to visit this amazing land of volcanos and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, rivers and waterfalls, and of course - the Northern Lights! Check out this online photographic tour of one man's trip to Iceland, and make plans to see these incredible sights yourself! AMVC and PIC will foot the bill for your airline tickets, lodging, and travel expenses (up to $10,000 total) as you experience the wonder and awe of this land that is like no other on earth.

Retail value: $10,000

Framed Painting: Lady Marmalade's Bed and Breakfast
Donated by: Diamond V

The title of this framed painting by Bonnie Marris just about says it all. As you can see, there is Lady Marmalade, in her bed ... and her breakfast. She is very much a lady.

Retail value: $300

Whole Genome Sequencing and Analysis of 20 PRRS Samples
Donated by: Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Is ORF5 PRRS sequencing not matching with clinical presentation in the pigs? Is ORF5 sequencing suggesting your PRRS strain is related to the vaccine, but you believe differently? Wondering how the different genes in PRRS have been changing in your field strains compared to ORF5? Whole genome sequencing can answer these questions and more.

Twenty whole genomes of PRRS will be sequenced using Next Generation Sequencing technology at Kansas State University. Winner of the bid will work with the K-State VDL to select appropriate samples for sequencing. The 20 samples will be sequenced together within a single run on the Illumina MiSeq. Whole genome analysis will include recombination analysis, nucleotide and amino acid percent identities per gene, and phylogenetic trees in the final report.

Retail value: $6,300

Great Planes Travel Gift Card
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic

This gift card is good for a variety of travel accommodations booked through Great Planes Travel in LuVerne, Minnesota. The winning bidder may use for any of the following: airfare, hotel/lodging/rental car, cruise, etc. Best of all, there is no expiration date! Say YES to new adventures!

Retail value: $1500

Trip for 2 to Charleston, South Carolina: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health

A wonderful four-day three-night trip for two to one of the most beautiful locations in America! Charleston, South Carolina is considered one of America's most historic locations, with cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts.The city is compact with amazing restaurants, historical tours and the romance of the old South  . . . a true living museum. With over 10 plantations and gardens to tour, waterfront that cannot be beat, amazing history and dining, you and your travel companion will create amazing memories in the splendor of Charleston.

Let Pharmgate Animal Health reward you for your generous donation to the AASV Foundation.

The trip includes:
* Round trip airfare for two
* Three nights at a 4-5-star hotel in the historic district
* Chauffer pick up or drop off from airport
* Carriage ride through the historic district
* Dinner at various Michelin 5-star restaurants during your stay
* Private tour guide for a half-day visit to the historical sites of Charleston.
* Other premium items to make your visit to Charleston from Pharmgate a memorable experience.

Be Pharmgate’s privileged guest on this once-in-a-lifetime experience to Charleston, South Carolina!

Retail value: $5000

Lighthouses, Lobster, and Blueberry Beer: 4-Day, 3-Night Trip to Picturesque Maine
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Enjoy a long weekend on the coast of Maine! Meander up-coast on historic Route One from Portland to Acadia National Park and back, sampling seafood and boarding a Downeast Windjammer sunset cruise. Here's the perfect trip itinerary: http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/perfect-coastal-maine-trip#11.

The trip package includes 2 US domestic round-trip coach tickets, 2 nights lodging in Portland at The Press Hotel and 1 night in the Asticou Inn, Northwest Harbor (or equivalent based on availability).

Retail value: $4000

5-Drawer Stainless Steel Tool Chest with VISA Gift Cards
Donated by: Huvepharma

This Kobalt 23.2 x 27-inch, 5-drawer, stainless-steel tool chest is accompanied by $300 in VISA gift cards! It features double-walled construction for strength and durability, with a brushed stainless-steel exterior. Keep your tools and equipment safe with the internal locking system (2 keys are included). Protect your tools and box with customized Kobalt drawer liners that are cut to fit. The double-layered, reinforced lid has gas lift shocks for ease of opening, and the heavy-duty, full-extension, ball-bearing drawer slides allow easy access to the entire drawer, with a 99-pound capacity per drawer! An access grommet under the lid of the top chest storage area allows you to plug in and secure your favorite electronics or charge your power tools. Recessed sure-grip handles make lifting the toolbox a breeze, or you can complete your tower by adding the coordinating rolling cart (not included).

Retail value: $700 (includes $400 toolbox plus $300 gift cards)

Trip to Martha's Vineyard: 4 days, 3 nights
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production

An idyllic seaside getaway, Martha's Vineyard is a charming island located 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The 100-square-mile historic island offers a laid-back atmosphere with miles of pristine beaches, nature paths, farm-to-table restaurants, and world-class sightseeing.

This trip includes 2 round-trip, main cabin airline tickets, and accommodations in a standard room with a rate of up to $500.00 per night (location pending availability).

** Many lodging facilities on Martha's Vineyard are historic with limited rooms and no elevators, so the number of rooms on ground level can fill up leaving only rooms accessible by stairs available. Accommodations and flights can fill as much as 6 months to a year ahead, especially during popular travel dates. The winning bidder has through 2019 to use the trip and is encouraged to select dates well in advance and/or be flexible with travel dates, especially if handicap accessibility will be needed.

Retail value: $3000

Apple Vacations Gift Card
Donated by: Zoetis

To help members have some much needed rest and relaxation, Zoetis is donating a $3000 gift card to Apple Vacation (www.applevacations.com). You can choose your own location for an all-inclusive vacation. Apple Vacations says “All-Inclusive means you can truly relax and indulge on your vacation, because it's all included. Apple Vacations packs just about everything in our all-inclusive vacation packages -- including transportation, your hotel stay, meals and drinks.” Leave your worry and wallet home, because with Apple Vacations everything is included. Plan your trip and let them take care of the details. With great locations all over the world, you will find something you will love. Relax and Enjoy!”

Retail value: $3000

Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in North Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region
Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.

The lucky winner will enjoy a 3-day hunt for four hunters in the infamous Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota. The hunt includes lodging, meals, and three days of guided hunts for waterfowl. The targeted waterfowl species include mallards, pintails, and a variety of goose species. The hunt will take place in late October amidst the great migration.

Retail value: $6600

Customized Business Sign
Donated by: Swine Vet Center

Enhance your farm or practice with a customized business sign created by Sign Lava! The sign (approximately 3' x 5') can be created from a drawing or your own photo. Installation and posts not included.

Retail value: $750

Big Green Egg and Ham
Donated by: Innovative Veterinary Solutions

The Big Green Egg is a popular outdoor ceramic kamado-style charcoal grill. It gets its name from its signature appearance. It's big, it's green, and it's shaped like an egg. These grills can achieve high temperatures due to the focused heat of the ceramic shell but can also hold low temperatures to use as a smoker.

The Compart Duroc "All Natural" Ham and Bacon gift box includes the perfect meats for any holiday event! Premium Compart Duroc boneless country pit hams paired with Compart Duroc's lean and thick Applewood smoked bacon, your holiday table will be dressed with delicious, mouthwatering pork your guests will be talking about for years to come. All Compart Duroc premium products are easy to cook, and their natural marbling and firmness make them rich and flavorful. They are simply, naturally delicious.

Retail value: $935

Harker Family Farm and Orchard Gift Certificate - $50
Donated by: Dr. Jeff Harker & Family

If you love fresh fruit or vegetables direct from the farm, then this is the item for you! This gift certificate can be used to purchase any item sold at the Harker Family Farm near Waldron, Indiana during the 2018 season (June-Oct). Possibilities include peaches and apples (over 50 varieties of each), and most vegetables (sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans) when they are in season, all grown and picked at peak ripeness on-site. Also fresh apple cider from Aug-Nov. If you cannot make it to the farm, individual delivery arrangements can be made to most locations in the Midwest. Jeff's recommendation for the $50 amount: quarter peck each of white and yellow peaches, half peck apples, half gallon apple cider, 1 dozen sweet corn and a few pounds of tomatoes and green beans (all available simultaneously in early August!).

The Harkers have donated TWO gift certificates, each worth $50.

"Top of the Morning" Quilt
Donated by: Dr. Claire LeFevre

This quilt is made of blue hues symbolizing the colors of the morning sky. The piece is approximately 70 x 75 inches and made of high quality cotton fabric. The quilt is backed with a blue cotton coordinating color. Machine quilted in a geometric pattern for a finished look. Perfect for snuggling up on a winter night or for use as a decorative accent!

Retail value: $250

Tete-a-Tete Lap Quilt
Donated by: Ann Coyle

Take off the chill, snuggled under this cozy lap quilt, made and donated by Ann Coyle, who happens to be the beloved spouse of AASV's esteemed past president, Dr. George Charbonneau. It sports a colorful, contemporary design with tete-à-tete pigs in a row on the reverse side. All cotton, machine-pieced and quilted. 64" x 50"

Retail value: $200

Old Glory Half Barrel
Donated by: Ceva Animal Health Team

This limited-edition Heritage Flag is made of a combination of whisky and red wine staves. There is a slight blue hue to the star field that is inconspicuous yet distinctive in certain light. The flag dimensions are 37" x 19.5". The back of the flag is covered in black felt and has d-rings installed for hanging. Ceva has donated THREE of these unique patriotic works of art for the auction!

Retail value: $550 per flag

49th Annual Meeting Engraved Copper Plaque
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril

Commemorate your participation in the 49th AASV Annual Meeting with this handcrafted copper plaque made in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico. The quality workmanship is evident in this unique display piece, which measures 16 x 24 inches, and weighs 6 pounds.

Retail value: $200

Set of Five Pig-Themed Greeting Cards
Donated by: Karen Richardson

JSHAP Publications Manager Karen Richardson has handcrafted this set of pig-themed notecards to fill all of your greeting card needs. The 5-card set includes one each of the following: Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Thinking of you, Get well soon, and Thank you.

We'll have 2 sets of cards, to be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $15 per set.

Asian Wood Carving: Red Sow
Donated by: PIC Asia Veterinarians

This happy sow shines with a glossy red finish that shows off the marbled grain of the wood from which she was carved. She's hefty, weighing about 19 pounds, and measuring 15" x 8" x 8".

Retail value: $100 (in China)

Asian Wood Carving: Brown Sow
Donated by: PIC Asia Veterinarians

Weighing about 3 pounds and measuring approximately 8" x 5" x 5", this cheerful wood-carved sow features a smooth satin finish.

Retail value: $25 (in Vietnam)

Asian Wood Carving: Brown Boar
Donated by: PIC Asia Veterinarians

This brown boar weighs about 3 pounds and measures 8" x 5" x 5". Its satin finish matches that of the brown sow and they'd make a nice pair, so you might want to bid on both!

Retail value: $25 (in Vietnam)

Mystery Shopping Cards: P - I - G
Donated by: Dr. Max and Carol Rodibaugh

Don't hunt? Don't fish? Go on a shopping spree with 1 to 3 gift cards. Use anywhere! We have 3 gift cards for you to bid on - cards P, I, and G! They are mystery cards - the mystery is that no one knows what you will buy and you don't know the value of the card(s) you're bidding on! Each card is worth at least $150, and the total value of the 3 cards is $600. But there's more value to the cards than meets the eye - the pig featured on the cards is Jasper, who belonged to Dr. Max Rodibaugh's father and was the Grand Champion barrow at the 1969 Chicago International. Jasper's claim to fame doesn't stop there - he was also the pig the small Breyer model was made from. After you exhaust the funds on the card, you'll want to frame it for posterity!

Have fun bidding and then shopping!

Combined retail value of the three cards: $600

Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker II
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

From the pool to the park to the patio, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II is your go-to companion for life's great adventures. Innovative Bose technology packs big sound into a small, water-resistant speaker thats tough enough to take wherever your day takes you. It's rugged, with a soft-touch silicone exterior that makes it easy to pick up and go. And its just as easy to use with voice prompts that talk you through Bluetooth pairing. Want to keep your playlists playing all through the night? You're covered with up to 8 hours of listening per battery charge. There's even a built-in speakerphone so you can take calls from friends or access Siri or Google Now from your speaker. Download the Bose Connect app to manage your paired devices, unlock features and access future updates. NFC pairing for easy connectivity to your NFC-enabled devices, auxiliary input so you can connect to other audio sources, and Universal Micro-B USB port for easy charging. Soft black.

Retail value: $130

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones for Samsung and Android
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you. Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. Your music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it's just you and your music - or simply peace and quiet. These headphones are designed for Samsung and Android devices.

You'll enjoy:
* Significant noise reduction for travel, work, and anywhere in between
* Deep, powerful sound for the music you love
* Lightweight around-ear fit you can wear all day long
* Control your music and calls with inline mic/remote

Retail value: $180

Bose Soundtouch 10 Wireless Music System
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

The SoundTouch® 10 wireless music system is the easiest way to play music throughout your home. Plus, it's so small, you can place it just about anywhere to stream millions of songs from music services, Internet radio stations and your stored music library - all with full, rich sound. You can even play your favorite music instantly, without a phone or tablet. Simply press one of six presets on the speaker or remote, and the music starts. Built-in Wi-Fi connects to your home network for access to your entire digital music library. Bluetooth lets you wirelessly pair with your compatible smartphone or tablet. It even works with Amazon Alexa so you can voice control your music by telling Alexa what to play.

Retail value: $180

Child's Reversible Art/Cooking Apron
Donated by: Gail Rueff

Encourage all kinds of creative play with a unisex reversible child's apron - one side is for art and the other for cooking! The apron up for bid will have similar styling, but different fabric from those pictured. Art supplies included.

Retail value: $50

Child's Hooded Towel Poncho with Beach Accessories
Donated by: Gail Rueff

This yellow, unisex child's hooded towel poncho, size 3T-5T, is great for the beach, bath, or pool. Beach accessories included!

Retail value: $50

Z Yang, an American Girl Doll with 4 Traditional Asian Costumes
Donated by: Dr. John and Jill Kolb

Z Yang, an Asian "American Girl" doll, is accompanied by four traditional Asian costumes that were handcrafted by Jill Kolb, who has been living in China the past couple of years with her husband John. The outfits include a Chinese Qipao, Japanese Kimono, Korean Hanbok, and Thai Chut (Thailand), all created with authentic Asian fabrics. The photos are representative of the costume styles; the doll and fabrics will differ slightly.

Retail value: $235

Signature Stadium Blanket
Donated by: SDSU Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

The SDSU Signature Wool Project was developed by a joint effort of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association, the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, and the SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences, with assistance from Center of Nation Wool, Inc. and Faribault Woolen Mills, Inc.You'll enjoy this cozy stadium blanket while sporting SDSU pride in Jackrabbit yellow and blue plaid. The throw is made of 100% South Dakota-grown wool, and is cold water washable.

Retail value: $140

Roros Tweed Throw
Donated by: Topigs Norsvin USA

The Roros blanket (55" x 43") is made from 100% pure Norwegian wool. All of the wool is selected from sheep grazing fresh Norwegian mountain pastures, ensuring soft, airy, and comfortable blankets that are robust enough to remain beautifully functional for many years.

Retail value: $120

Basket of Goodies: Meats, Wine, Cheese, and More!
Donated by: Tonisity

Here's a basket chock-full of goodies, including a gift certificate for custom pork chops and bacon to be delivered to your door from Paradise Locker Meats in Trimble, Missouri, 4 Missouri wines, 4 spreadable cheeses, a set of four wine glasses, wine opener, cheese knives, pig-themed apron and dish towel, Tonisity cutting board, insulated mug, and other swag.

Retail value: $250

Basket of Chocolate
Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins

Treat yourself or surprise someone else with the ultimate delight: chocolate. Yum.

Retail value: $25

12-month Subscription to Bacon of the Month Club
Donated by: Zoetis

In support of our wonderful pork industry, Zoetis is donating a 12-month membership to Bacon Freak's Bacon of the Month Club. Here's what Bacon Freak says about it: "Who says you have to choose only one kind of bacon? That's just ridiculous. You should be able to try every flavor! The Bacon of the Month Club delivers two different packs of bacon to your door every month. Yes, it's true. No need to pinch yourself; you're not dreaming. Imagine getting gourmet bacon delivered to your door. Yeah, we've read your mind and we're bringing you the bacon. Hog heaven is right here, in this bacon-tastic club. The bacon club delivers the best artisan bacon. Our bacon is hand-rubbed with spices like Cajun, Apple Cinnamon, Jalepeno, Honey BBQ, Maple, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Bourbon, Sun-Dried Tomato, Pepper, and good ol' Hickory Smoked. It's dry-cured in a traditional method, so when you cook a pound of bacon, you get a pound of bacon. It doesn't shrink and splatter when you cook it. Items are shipped in a secure box with ice to ensure freshness and optimum delicious flavor."

Retail value: $500

Maine Lobster Dinner for Six
Donated by: IDEXX

Fresh Maine lobster dinner with all the fixings shipped directly to your door from Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine! Includes six 1 1/2 pound Maine lobsters, six servings of New England clam chowder, lobster bibs and utenxils shipped FedEx Priority Overnight next day delivery. Harbor Fish will ship your lobster live or cooked, as you prefer!

Retail value: $200

Big Apple Trip
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health

This New York City package includes airfare for two, a hotel for two nights, tickets to a Broadway show and tickets to a Yankees' game. Transportation from the airport in New York is included, but meals are on your own.

Retail value: $6500

Leather Cowhide Briefcase/Shoulder Bag
Donated by: Integrated Veterinary Network

This one-of-a-kind, handmade leather cowhide briefcase/shoulder bag was purchased from Stone Feather Road. Truly unique!

Retail value: $550

Cutter and Buck Tweed/Leather Travel Bag
Donated by: Norbrook, Inc.

This attractive bag made of acrylic wool blend with vinyl accents is part of the Cutter & Buck® Fremont Collection for Leed's, featuring styling inspired by the laid-back lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest. The front pocket is designed with organizational slots for cards, keys, and other basic accessories. The main compartment is sized to fit all your clothing needs, with the end pocket securely fitting your shoes. Cutter & Buck® branding, zipper pulls, and lining complete the details.

Retail value: $100

Tweed Cowl with Green Pig Pin
Donated by: Susan Detmer

May the luck of the Irish be with you while wearing this cowl made with Soft Donegal yarn bought during the 2016 IPVS in Dublin! It comes with a hand-crafted oxidized copper pig pin.

Retail value: $50

Maroon Cowl with Gold Pig Pin
Donated by: Susan Detmer

This maroon and gold knitted cowl is perfect for keeping your neck sylishly warm. It is paired with a "three little piggies" gold pin.

Retail value: $60

Merry Pig
Donated by: Topigs Norsvin USA

Our "Merry Pigs" are the result of a special collaboration with several artists. Each pig is hand-painted and has its own unique design. The artists work at Hint & Tint, a studio/shop where people with disabilities can discover and develop their talents and skills. Together they make and sell original, handmade products of high quality.

Retail value: $25

Handmade Posting Knife
Donated by: Cambridge Technologies

Cambridge Technologies is donating a custom-made posting knife with a special handle and leather case. We don't have a photo since it's in the process of being made, but it will be on display at the auction.

Retail value: $2000

Indiana Kitchen Bacon
Donated by: Indiana Packers Corporation

Sourced from proud Midwestern farms, our bacon tastes like a day's work done right. Smoked over natural hardwoods and cured the good old-fashioned way for that fresh-from-the-farm taste that's sure to bring the family together. You ring the dinner bell. We'll bring the sizzle.

Our flagship bacon. No liquid smoke, gluten, or MSG. Just smoked over real hardwood chips and cured in the essentials: water, salt and sugar. For those who want to feed their families the highest quality they can get their hands on.

Indiana Packers has generously donated 2 cases of bacon (24 pounds per case); we will auction each case separately, to be shipped to the winning bidders after the auction.

Retail value: $150 per case

Swine Necropsy Tool Box
Donated by: Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC)

Here is the complete necropsy tool box for the swine practitioner! This 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. This is the same kit used in the Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation (SMEC 480) with the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Retail value: $290

Statistical Analysis in Production Medicine: Complete Course
Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins

"Statistical Analysis in Production Medicine - Certificate Series 2000" is an 8-lesson, home study course offered by Drs. Barb
Straw, Cate Dewey and others. The item contains all 8 VHS videos of the lessons, the study manual and the
individual lesson exams. It also contains the final answer sheets for each exam. It was a very helpful course for me to take
and I believe others will benefit as well.

Retail value: $100

Nurhan Gokturk "Flying Pig" in Barnwood Frame
Donated by: East Fork Swine Veterinary Services

"Flying Pig" was plucked from the famous French Market in New Orleans during the 2016 AASV Annual Meeting. This historically charming open-air market features shopping, dining, music, and local tradition that is uniquely New Orleans. From Cafe du Monde near Jackson Square to the flea market at the end of Esplanade Avenue, the French Market includes five blocks of local produce, specialty art, handmade crafts, retail shopping, and more.

The creator of "Flying Pig," Nurhan Gokturk, is an artist and urban designer. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute, and a Master's Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design. His projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, the Contemporary Arts Center's 40th Anniversary Show, the Aqua Art Fair, Governor's Island Art Center, the New Institute in Rotterdam the Onsite Gallery in Toronto, and the Inaugural Bywater Biennial. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit's Top 40 under 40, was interviewed on NPR and awarded the Architizer A+ Award. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Exhibition in Istanbul.

This "Flying Pig" print framed with a custom-designed barnwood frame is a wonderful, unique item to add to your wall, allowing you to reminisce of the days spent in New Orleans!

Retail value: $250

Green Bay Packers: Indoor Club Seats, Parking, and Tailgate Party for Four
Donated by: The Packer Backers

Here is a Packer event for true Packers fans! Four stadium inside Club Seats, plus a special tailgating party you will not forget at the Robinson Party House (the house is opposite the huge Vince Lombardi trophy at the stadium). Please come early and stay as late as you want. Parking will be arranged, but you will need to provide your own lodging. This is for the 2018 season - you can pick the home game you want to attend. Make your selection early, so we can make it a special event!

The "Packer Backers" are Drs. Butch Baker, Paul Mleziva, Steve Sornsen, and Warren Wilson.

Retail value: $2000

Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will host a Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop for your clinic, production system, technical service, or sales team and provide a $2500 credit in diagnostic service fees to purchaser’s VDL account, and credit for up to 6 rooms (nights) stay at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames for use at purchaser’s discretion.

The workshop will include a one-day wet-lab tailored to your needs at the ISU VDL. This session will include an extensive hands-on experience in all aspects of the diagnostic process, provide participants practical information and skills to enhance the value of their future diagnostic submissions, and offer an in-depth look into the ancillary laboratory technologies used to support the diagnostic services at the ISU VDL.

A lunch with ISU VDL faculty and staff will be provided on day of workshop.

Retail value: $3500

Four Tickets to a Chicago Bulls Home Game
Donated by: Bimeda

Come and cheer in Chicago for the 2018 NBA season with these four tickets to a Chicago Bulls home game! Seating level 300 center. Choose one of the following home games:

March 17, 2018: Cleveland Cavaliers
March 21, 2018: Denver Nuggets
March 23, 2018: Milwaukee Bucks

Traveling and living expenses not included. Bimeda will ship the tickets directly to the winning bidder.

Retail value: $360

FMD Press Photo
Donated by: Philip Burke

This press photo is from a foot and mouth disease outbreak in East Anglia, England. It includes a description of cost and level of devastation taped to the back.

Retail value: $20

Infectious Diseases of Swine, by H.C. Smith
Donated by: Philip Burke

This 96-page booklet was issued in 1957. It covers cholera, erysipelas, leptospirosis, enteritis, influenza, brucellosis, swine pox, listeriosis, transmissible gastroenteritis, and encephalitis.

Retail value: $20

Hog Cholera and Swine Plague Booklet
Donated by: Philip Burke

Farmers Bulletin Bulletin #24: a 15-page USDA Publication on hog cholera and swine plague by D.E. Salmon, issued in December 1894!

Retail value: $40

USDA Farmers Bulletin #1244: Diseases, Ailments, and Abnormal Conditions of Swine
Donated by: Philip Burke

This 24-page USDA booklet was issued in 1931 and authored by T.P. White. Its content includes rickets, rhinitis, metritis, anthrax, hog "flu," plague, tuberculosis, and mammitis.

Retail value: $30

For Antique Lovers: RW Bratton, PhD Swine Equipment Notebook
Donated by: Anonymous

Here's the personal, original notebook of swine information assembled by R.W. Bratton, a PhD scientist who retired from Cornell University in 1978. The binder contains typewritten letters, documents, technical bulletins, hand-written notes, and drawings from the early 70's. It includes literature from Big Dutchman, Mahaska Farrowing Stalls (pricing sheets), Chore-Time Equipment, Brock Storage Bins, Pride of the Farm, Sta-Rite, Clay Total Confinement Hog Systems, Tox-O-Wick, Long Grain Bins, Fairfield Engineering, Bacon Bins, and Wyatt Manufacturing Co. This historical treasure trove will be available for your careful review at the silent auction.

Retail value: $50

ISU Swine Research Roundup and McKean Conference Registration
Donated by: Iowa State University Swine Production Medicine Faculty

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will conduct a Swine Research Roundup for your practice or business. Swine faculty in the Production Animal Medicine section of the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine will travel to your office or clinic for a day of discussion and presentations. Updates on the latest research will be presented followed by an open discussion on any topics of your choosing. Two complimentary registrations for the 2018 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference in Ames, Iowa are also included.

Retail value: $1500

Diseases of Swine, 2nd edition
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa

Published in 1964 and edited by Dr. Howard Dunne, this text is in great condition. Whether you can give the more common name for "Infectious Bulbar Paralysis" or not, this classic belongs in your collection!

Retail value: $80

Dr. David Roberts' Practical Home Veterinarian, 1913 twelfth edition
Donated by: Rodney Baker

Although this is a 1913 twelfth edition, it is very rare. This book was sold by Vogt's Drug Store in Naperville, Illinois. It is primarily devoted to livestock, covering numerous diseases and maladies. It is full of photographs including veterinary instruments. Apparently Dr. Roberts, former Wisconsin State Veterinarian, was one of the first and great entrepreneurs, traveling by train giving lectures and selling books, home-grown treatments, and instruments. A must-have for any collector of rare old veterinary books.

Retail value: $200

Macmillan Company Bacteriology Textbook, (c) 1938, fifteenth printing 1948
Donated by: Rodney Baker

This text book is in very good condition. It was part of the fifteenth printing in June, 1948. A must-have for anyone interested in bacteriology and the history of that field of study. It is filled with illustrations and photographs. A nice find for the medical book collector!

Retail value: $50

Handy Book on Sanitation, Merck & Company. New York 1916
Donated by: Rodney Baker

This is a near-mint condition, revised second edition published by Merck & Company, copyrighted 1916. It is a beautiful little book with many illustrations that will make you smile as you read it. A significant part of the book is dedicated to livestock sanitation but it also discusses the farm home in that era. This is one of my favorite little veterinary-related books.

Retail value: $50

Epizootics and Their Control During War, by Herman Miessner
Donated by: Rodney Baker

This book in very good to excellent condition, was first published in 1915 during the first year of the "Great War" by Dr. Herman Miessner, who was professor and director of the Hygienic Institute of the Royal Veterinary College, Hanover, Germany. There are 37 illustrations contained in 215 pages summarizing the best science of that era. It was first published in English in 1917 by the American Veterinary Publishing Company. This is a first edition, extremely rare and valuable addition to anyone's veterinary medicine book collection. It is mostly dedicated to the war horse but contains sections on rinderpest, rabies, and numerous important diseases encountered on the battlefield during World War I.

Retail value: $100

Hog Sanitation Bulletin 10
Donated by: Rodney Baker

This bulletin is in near mint condition, published by General Laboratories of Madison, Wisconsin. Copyrighted in 1928, it features a nice litter of Berkshire piglets on the cover and presents practical disease prevention and parasite eradication methods of that era. A fascinating little booklet that every collector of pig books will want to own and cherish.

Retail value: $50

Keeping Livestock Healthy - 1942
Donated by: Rodney Baker

This book is part of a set of US Department of Agriculture publications produced from 1936 to 1942, and the only one dedicated to livestock. Section 5 is Diseases of Swine, and starts with hog cholera. There are 1276 pages, with numerous black and white photos of that era that every history book buff interested in livestock will enjoy. It is one of my prized books that I have thoroughly enjoyed owning.

Retail value: $100

Moore Maker Pocket Knife with Leather Scabbard
Donated by: Norbrook, Inc.

The newest addition to the Moore Maker line of double-locking knives. This 4.5-inch white bone handle knife comes with a leather scabbard. It features:

1095 HC steel hardened to 56 +/-1
Rockwell brass pins and liners
Nickel-plated bolsters
4 1/2 inch closed double-locking design
Perfect for engraving bone handles

Retail value: $100

For Antique Lovers: Swift Soybean Oil Meal Cotton Bag
Donated by: Anonymous

This is really a unique situation! Here's an original Swift's Soybean Oil Meal cotton bag used to transport soybean oil meal back in the "early days." This will certainly bring back some great memories! It is in the original condition so the "artist" can transform it into "something magical" that will add to your home decor. It could be used for unique dish towels, pillow cases, picture frames, or whatever. The new owner will appreciate this great bargain! Rock The Boat and SEAL the Deal! Bid high, so you ensure your success.

Retail value: $25

For Antique Lovers: Swift's Swine Concentrate Cotton Bag
Donated by: Anonymous

Another blast from the past: a Swift's Swine Concentrate cotton bag from "back in the day"! Use it to enhance your country decor, either as-is, or transformed into something new. You won't find many like it, especially in such great condition!

Retail value: $25

Umpqua Fly Box with Trout Flies
Donated by: Dr. Lee Schulteis

If you know Sue Schulteis's husband Lee, you know that he is a passionate trout fly fisherman. He's outfitting a 4"x6" 2-sided Umpqua fly box with about a hundred of his hand-tied flies. He has selected many traditional (primarily subsurface) patterns suitable for fishing trout water across the country, including popular flies such as the Pheasant Tail, Nymph, and Copper John.

Retail value: $250