AASV Foundation News
AASV Foundation announces 2013 research funding

The AASV Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of research with application to the swine veterinary profession. The foundation’s research review committee selected two proposals for funding in 2013.

The foundation will provide $4324 to fund the study “Comparison of regional limb injection to systemic medication for the treatment of septic lameness in sows,” led by Dr Brandon Dominguez at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The project will explore whether regional intravenous limb perfusion of lincomycin HCl provides an improved method for treating sow lameness caused by localized septic conditions, as compared to treating with systemic lincomycin only.

The foundation also approved support of up to $6000 for a proposal to host a Dahlem-style workshop on “Disease surveillance in complex production systems,” submitted by Drs Eric Neumann (Massey University) and Jeff Zimmerman (Iowa State University). The funding is contingent upon the investigators securing the additional co-funding necessary to conduct the workshop, which is slated to take place in late 2013.

An overview of past and current projects funded by the foundation is available at https://www.aasv.org/foundation/research.htm. The AASV Foundation board is currently discussing plans to expand its support of swine research, given the success of the recent fundraising auction and receipt of the $100,000 donation for research from MJ Biologics and MVP Laboratories.

Midwest Golf Outing

Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Ames, Iowa

Thursday, August 22, 2013 • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Due to the record turnout and enthusiastic support at last year’s event, the AASV Foundation is returning to Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, Iowa, for its annual Midwest Golf Outing. Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 22, to enjoy a fun day of golf with your colleagues and friends!

AASV members, industry stakeholders, and guests are invited to register a four-person team to enjoy this friendly 18-hole best-ball tournament. Individuals and couples are also welcome to register and will be assigned to a team. Golfers will test their combined skills against the challenges of the course and compete in individual contests along the way. Registrations, due August 8, may be submitted on the adjacent form.

Golfer check-in begins at 10:00 am the day of the event, with the driving range available for warming up with a few practice balls. The four-person team, best-ball competition gets underway at 11:30 am with a shotgun start. Box lunches and beverages will be supplied on-course. Following the golfing, team and individual contest winners will be recognized during a pork chop dinner.

The registration fee includes 18 holes of best-ball golf, cart rental, lunch, beverages, awards dinner, and prizes. Proceeds from the outing provide support for the AASV Foundation as it seeks to “ensure our future…create a legacy” for swine veterinarians. Income generated by the event helps fund foundation programs such as swine externship grants for veterinary students, travel stipends for students attending the AASV annual meeting, research funding, student intern support, and member recollection videos.

For a sneak peek at the golf course, visit Veenker’s Web site: http://www.veenkergolf.com.

Registration form is available as a PDF