AASV Swine Information Library Catalog

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars

Papers from pre-conference seminars offered during the AASV Annual Meeting.

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AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2007)

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PRRS Management Tools

PRRSV surveillance using oral fluids?
Jeff Zimmerman, DVM PhD; John Prickett, BA; Robert Simer, DVM

Putting test/removal to work: Success/failure
Keith R. Erlandson, DVM, MS; Douglas D. Groth, DVM; William L. Hollis, DVMJoseph F. Connor, DVM, MS

PRRS planned exposure in sow herds: What to expect
Paul D. Ruen, DVM; Mark A. Wagner, DVM; Peter R. Davies, BVSc, PhD

Overview of multiple approaches to system-wide eradication of PRRS
Neil K. DeBuse, DVM

Costs and benefits of herd closure associated with PRRS eradication
Paul DuBois, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT

Achieving 2# Average Daily Gain

Achieving two pound per day ADG: Fueling the engine
Steve Dritz; Mike Tokach; Bob Goodband; Joel DeRouchey; Jim Nelssen

Selection for genetics that perform under commercial conditions
Allan P. Schinckel, PhD

Major diseases that impact ADG and how to control them
William L. Hollis, DVM

Production management for high average daily gain
James F. Lowe, DVM, MS

Case Studies

Unique findings in niche production
Kurt Van Hulzen, DVM; Michael Yaeger, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Ronda Driskill;et al.

Use of exposure and closure to stabilize health in a large multi-age finishing site
Jeremy S Pittman, DVM; Murphy-Brown

Control of postweaning E coli
Cameron Schmitt, DVM, MS

Swine tuberculosis: A case of Mycobacterium avium infection in growing pigs
C. Scanlon Daniels, DVM, MBA; Beth N. Harris, MS, PhD; Jeffrey T. Nelson, DVM

The contribution and utility of case studies to evidence based medicine
Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM

Achieving High Total Born and Maximizing Pigs Weaned (Making Good Farms Great)

Achieving 14+ total born: Today’s new goal
Timothy J. Loula, DVM

Feeding and conditioning the sow for maximum total born, large birth weights and large weaning weights
Steve S. Dritz; Joel M. DeRouchey; Robert D. Goodband; Jim L. Nelssen; Mike D. Tokach

Day 1 critical care: How to get pigs out alive and started right
Sarah Probst Miller, DVM

Improving piglet survival – Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common piglet diseases
Hans Rotto, DVM, MS

How new technology and products help achieve high total born and more pigs weaned
Dennis Villani, DVM

Biosecurity Issues

Air filtration: Is it a feasible and economic option to reduce area spread?
Laura Batista, DVM, PhD

Transportation, thermo-assisted drying and decontamination (TADD), science and practicality
Robert Thompson, DVM, MS; Sandra Amass, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABVP; Hank Harris, DVM, PhD Isabel Turney Harris, DVM, PhD; Matthew M. Erdman, DVM, PhD; Sarah Jensen; Ole Torgersen

Biosecurity audits
Doug Groth, DVM

Compliance: Fulfilling the expectation
Doug MacDougald, DVM

Foreign Animal Disease: Planning, Review and Surveillance

Federal, state, and local foreign animal disease prevention, mitigation, response and recovery
Barry N. Pittman, DVM, MPH, Diplomate, ACVPM

The veterinarian’s role in community planning
Sandra F. Amass, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABVP; Marianne Ash, DVM, Diplomate

Foreign animal diseases in swine
Samia Metwally, DVM, PhD

Surveillance for rapid detection of classical swine fever introduction into the United States
Eric J. Bush, DVM, MS; John Korslund, DVM; David Pyburn, DVM, MS; Mark Schoenbaum, DVM

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
Tam Garland, DVM, PhD; Kimothy Smith, DVM; Joanne Jones-Meehan

“Backseat” Respiratory Diseases

When “backseat” diseases drive the bus
James F. Lowe, DVM, MS

Diagnostics for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Eileen Thacker, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM; Erin Strait, DVM

Controlling Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: good to great strategies
Maria Pieters, DVM; Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD; Carlos Pijoan, DVM, PhD

SIV: An update on circulating strains, advances in diagnostic tests and interpretation of test results
Marie Gramer, DVM

Using serology to make health decisions in grow-finish
Jason Kelly, DVMS

Clinical application of mycoplasma vaccine strategies in gilt developer units and sow farms
Ross Kiehne

A Practical and Effective Approach to Swine Diagnostics

Antigen and antibody tests
Gregory Stevenson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in swine medicine
Vikram Misra, PhD

Gene sequencing and dendograms
Marie Gramer, DVM

PRRS diagnostics: practical and effective approaches
Monte B. McCaw, DVM, PhD

Haemophilus parasuis diagnostics
Simone Oliveira, BSVM, PhD

Swine influenza virus diagnostics
John Johnson, DVM

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostics
Estela Cornaglia, DVM, PhD

Reproduction: Optimizing Genetics, Health, and Production

Maintaining health or introducing genetics: Paradox or problem solved?”
Luke Minion, DVM

Impact of health improvement processes on genetic multiplication
Gregg Eckardt, PhD

Methods for disease-free introduction of swine germplasm resources
Curtis R. Youngs,

Influencing length of productive life of the sow herd
Ken Stalder, MS, PhD; Locke Karriker, DVM, MS; Timo Serenius, MS, PhD; Mark Knauer, MS

Feeding boars for optimum sperm production
Mike Tokach; Bob Goodband

Nutrition That Makes a Difference

Good to great productivity: a role for milk decks
Kevin Cera, PhD

Water: production, performance and behaviour considerations
D. Lee Whittington, BSc (Agr), MBA; H. Gonyou,

Taking phosphorus nutrition from good to great: Increasing options in phytase products for use in swine
Mark Whitney, PhD

The ethanol industry and its co-product for swine feeding: A primer on an emergent industry
Mark A. Giesemann, PhD; Matthew L. Gibson, PhD; Kip Karges, PhD

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2008)

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Contemporary Clinical Disease

Topics include: SIV, PRRS, PCV2 vaccines, post-weaning diarrhea, and multiple, concurrent respiratory infections
Kurt Rossow

A brief review of selected disease entities diagnosed in swine
Darin Madson, DVM

Diagnosis, epidemiology and control of swine diseases
Robert Desrosiers, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Evaluation of emerging pathogens in swine production systems: Disease interaction, dissemination, and antimicrobial resistance
Paul M. Dorr, DVM, PhD, MACE


Fundamentals of air flow
Michael Brumm, PhD

An overview of air filtration experiments: laboratory and field
A. Pitkin; S. Otake; J. Deen; S. Dee

Experiences with boar stud air filtration systems
Douglas Groth, DVM

Experiences in sow farm filtration
Jeffrey Feder, DVM

Filtration and air conditioning
Darwin L. Reicks, DVM, BS

Application for Improving Evidence Based Decisions

Evidence Based Medicine: use of evidence for better decisions
Kent Schwartz

Do we find a diagnosis by chance or by design?
Dave Baum

Gantt Charts
Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM

Google web tools
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

PubMed tool
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

Sampling size tools
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

Excel pivot tables
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM

Process improvement tools for the production mindset
Christa K. Irwin, DVM

Decision trees
Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM

Useful hardware for communication, organization, and information
Jason Kelly

Applying science to practice – all participants
Christa Irwin; Dave Baum

Evidence based decisions: diagnostic laboratory tools in development
Kent Schwartz and Dave Baum

Pigs, Politics, Public Health and Pet Food

Investigating melamine in pet food and pigs
Steve Ensley, DVM, PhD; Paula Imerman, PhD; Vickie Cooper, DVM, PhD; Gary Osweiler, DVM, PhD; Pat Halbur, DVM, PhD; Walt Hyde, PhD

Melamine: Lessons learned for protecting animal feeds
Daniel McChesney, PhD; Jon Scheid, BA

International trade update: Melamine, maximum residue limits (MRL), and beyond
Kevin Smith, MS; Erin Daley, MS; Paul Clayton, MS

Pigs on parade in Washington, DC
Jennifer L. Greiner, DVM

A new prescription for the swine veterinarian’s role in public policy
Liz Wagstrom

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: people, pigs, and pets
Peter Davies BVSc, PhD


Enhancing genetic improvement
Mark Walton, PhD; Irina Polejaeva, PhD

Diagnostic approach to the open female
Johannes Kauffold, PhD Dr. med. vet. habil., Diplomate ECPHM

Hormonal control and manipulation of estrus and ovulation
Roy Kirkwood, DVM, PhD

Lactation feeders and systems for maximizing sow feed intakes
Betsy Newton, PhD

Nutritional considerations for the high producing sow to maximize performance
Dan Bussieres, BSc

Sow longevity: Genetic and phenotypic selection considerations
Kenneth Stalder, PhD; Locke Karriker, DVM; Anna Johnson, PhD; Max Rothschild, PhD; Benny Mote, MS; Timo Serenius, PhD

How to Manage Sick Pigs

Why are we here?
Paul Yeske DVM, MS

Space to eat, drink and grow
Michael Brumm, PhD

What can we do nutritionally to help these pigs start better (does it pay to spend more money)?
Joel Spencer, PhD

How do you know if the pigs are comfortable in their environment (and what do you do if it isn’t right)?
Michael Eisenmenger, DVM

The how to and effects of good early pig care on the transition of wean pigs from the sow farm to the nursery
Jana Grauerholz, DVM; Eric Christianson, DVM

Controlling, reducing and preventing the impact of finishing disease
Marlin Hoogland, DVM, MS

System wide sick pig management
Deborah Murray, DVM ; Chris Rademacher, DVM

What we are doing in our system to handle challenged pig or flows
Charles Surprenant, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2009)

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Diagnostics: Tools and Strategies to Secure Your Future

This seminar will present and discuss diagnostics of swine bacterial and viral pathogens from different perspectives

Advantages and limitations of current PCR and serological tests for viruses and bacteria
Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Sampling strategies for veterinary diagnostic investigations
Bob Morrison, DVM, MBA, PhD

Using diagnostics to assess control strategies and monitor health status: Field experiences with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
C. Scanlon Daniels, DVM, MBA

Porcine circovirus disease - practical diagnostic approaches
Steve Henry, DVM; Lisa Tokach, DVM, Dipl ABVP; Jerome Nietfeld, MS, DVM, PhD; et al

Using diagnostics to assess control strategies and monitor health status: Field experiences - Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
Paul E. Yeske, DVM, MS

Practitioner experiences with diagnostic assays used for the detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection or antibodies
Matt Anderson, DVM

Bacterial genotyping: Practical uses day-to-day in swine practice
Michael Eisenmenger, DVM

It's All About Inlets and Outlets

Rising energy expenses are causing the industry to refocus their attention on ventilation and heating.

Measuring and minimizing energy consumption
Michael Brumm, BS, MS, PhD

Common variable speed fan mistakes
Michael Brumm, BS, MS, PhD; Steve Pohl, BS, MS, PhD

Common ventilation mistakes related to air inlet sizing and location
Steve Pohl, PhD; Mike Brumm, PhD

Understanding the challenges of filtering inlet air in existing facilities
Steve Pohl, PhD; Mike Brumm, PhD

Managing PRRS Introduction into High Risk Populations

This seminar will focus on various ways that practitioners can manage the risk of introduction of PRRS into high health herds through use of sampling strategies, risk assessment, different management alternatives, and case studies.

Management of, and costs associated with, false positives when monitoring presumed PRRS-negative herds
Perry A. Harms, DVM, MS; Derald Holtkamp, DVM, MS, Zoe Quirk

Sampling (and testing) strategies for "high risk" high health herds
Dale Polson, DVM, MS, PhD

Using buffer supplies of gilts to manage disruptions due to PRRSV outbreaks in breeding herds
Rodger Main, DVM, PhD

Case study: Use of PRRS Risk Assessment for the Breeding Herd to lower the risk of PRRS introduction
David Baum, DVM, PhD; Mark Weaver, DVM; Gary Holloway, BS; et al

Keeping the damage to a minimum
Matthew Turner, DVM; Rebecca Robbins

Monitoring boar studs for early detection of PRRS virus to avoid complete depop-repop of studs and infection of downstream breeding herds
Darwin L. Reicks, DVM

Case study: Management of a PRRS break in a multiplication herd to minimize damage
Doug Groth, DVM


This seminar will provide practical, real-world experiences to enhance sow herd productivity.

30 PSY: How do I get there and how much does it cost?
Cameron Schmitt, DVM, MS

Monitoring employee adherence to SOPs
Doug Groth, DVM

Training employees: Teaching them why instead of telling them how
Ross Kiehne, DVM

Minimizing costs with minimal sacrifices on production
Dale W. Mechler, DVM

Dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGs) in sow diets: the good, the bad and the ugly
Kelly F. Greiner, DVM

Large system approach to increasing health and production
Jarod Hanson, DVM

Boar Studs: Disease Updates and Tools to Reduce Cost

The goal of this seminar is to bring practitioners the most current information on disease issues for boar studs and provide tools for improving cost efficiency.

Boar nutrition
Mike Tokach, PhD; Rommel Sulabo, MS; Robert Goodband, PhD; et al

Sire impacts on sow longevity in commercial breeding herds
Kenneth Stalder, PhD, Locke Karriker, DVM; Anna Johnson, PhD; et al

PCV2: Update on PCV2 research relating to boar studs and the sow farms they serve
Darin Madson, DVM; Abby Patterson, DVM, MS; Chris Kuster, DVM, PhD; et al

The naïve boar stud PRRS dilemma - prevention, detection, or both?
Dale Polson, DVM, PhD; Darwin Reicks, DVM

Web-based interactive model for PRRSV monitoring
Albert Rovira, DVM, MS, PhD; Chris Kuster, DVM, MS, PhD

Bugs and Drugs Washington-Style

"Bugs and drugs" capture the attention of veterinarians, but they are also attracting the attention of legislators and regulators.

Public health activities and attitudes on antimicrobial use in agriculture
Liz Wagstrom, DVM, MS, DACVMP

MRSA: People, pigs, and pork - don't panic!
Peter Davies, BVSc, PhD

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine and upcoming issues
Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD

Food safety: What's next?
Barb Masters, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2010)

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Practical Pharmacology: "Doing Drugs Right"

This seminar will discuss how to manage efficacy, cost and legal considerations for antimicrobial use in swine practice.

Men in black helicopters really do land on the front lawn (tips for meeting the expectations of an FDA inspection)
Matt S. Anderson, DVM

Legal issues for drug usage in practice and production
James D. McKean, DVM, JD

Swine therapeutics from the perspective of a clinical pharmacologist
Mike Apley, DVM, PhD

Antimicrobial efficacy, managing antimicrobial resistance -- and all the baggage that goes with it
Steven C. Henry, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Maximizing Gilt and Sow Reproduction and Performance

Speakers will discuss recent research and demonstrate practical approaches to the implementation of the knowledge on gilt and sow reproduction, longevity, nutrition, and animal housing.

Optimizing breeding management in a competitive world: Gilt and sow aspects
George Foxcroft, PhD; Jennifer Patterson, MS

Evaluating the production and financial performance of sow farms
Thomas Stein, DVM, MS, PhD

Maximizing today's sow performance with nutrition
L. Greiner, PhD

Group sow gestation pens: Principles in practice
Kathy Zurbrigg, MSc

Managing Pre-Wean Pigs

This seminar will present information in four key areas to address the challenges of managing pre-wean pigs: lactation biology, farrowing house management, castration management, and farrowing house diagnostics.

Lactation biology of swine: The basics
Walter Hurley, PhD

Non-negotiables of farrowing house management
Ross Kiehne, DVM

Castration management
Robert Thompson, DVM, MS; Mark Engle, DVM, MS; Shanna Neill, MS, PhD; et al

Farrowing house diagnostics
Lisa Tokach, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Implementing Biosecurity and Disease Elimination

This seminar will bring the latest information on the implementation of new research in air filtration and will share information on the cost of eradicating diseases as well as the role that humans play in moving pig pathogens between farms.

Humans carrying pig pathogens? Tell me more about it! Implications for downtime
David H. Baum, MS, DVM, PhD; Robert Glock, DVM, PhD; Harvey D. Hilley, DVM, PhD, et al

Evaluation of "downtime" recommendations to prevent introduction of selected swine pathogens into herds
Anna Romagosa, DVM, MSc; Peter Davies, DVM, PhD, MD

An update of SDEC-related research efforts on the aerobiology and biosecurity of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
S. Dee; S. Otake; A. Pitkin, et al

Cost of eradicating diseases according to method
Paul Yeske, DVM, MS

Lessons learned in PRRS regional eradication programs
Robert B. Morrison, DVM, MBA, PhD; Cesar Corzo, DVM, MS

Immune management of the growing pig population
Luc Dufresne, DVM, Dipl ABVP

What's next in pathogen elimination?
Mark Engle, DVM, MS

Deciphering Case Studies in Swine Medicine and Production

By request, this session will be case studies that are interactive throughout the program. (Most did not lend themselves to presentation in written form.)

Porcine respiratory disease complex in a commercial gilt multiplier farm in North Carolina
Cary Sexton, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2011)

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Seminar #1

New developments in oral fluid testing
C.K. Irwin, DVM, MS; C.W. Olsen, BS; A. Kittawornrat, DVM, MS; et al.

Field application of oral fluid sampling and testing in swine
Luc Dufresne, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

New testing algorithms and development of multiplex assays for swine influenza diagnostics
Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM, MS

Experience with Hutterite colonies and SIV control
Monte Fuhrman, DVM; Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM, PhD; Marie Gramer, DVM, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor; et al.

Post-weaning failure-to-thrive
Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Field experiences with peri-weaning failure to thrive syndrome
Mike Eisenmenger, DVM

Validation of FTA cards for PRRS virus diagnostics
Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD; Daniel Linhares, DVM;Albert Rovira, DVM, MS, PhD

Alternative (Opportunity?) Feed Ingredients in Swine Diets

Seminar #2

What’s a swine veterinarian “need” to know about alternative ingredients?
Joel DeRouchey, PhD; Mike Tokach, PhD; Steve Dritz, DVM, PhD; et al.

Maintaining performance when feeding alternative ingredients
John F. Patience, PhD

Doc can I feed ______ to my pigs?
Robert L. Fischer, PhD

Energy and nutrient concentration and digestibility in alternative feed ingredients and recommended inclusion rates
Hans H. Stein, PhD

“We the jury...” Seeking, interpreting, and using the evidence of trial data

Seminar #3

Can we believe the result? Basic statistical concepts for study design and interpretation
Peter Davies, BVSc, PhD

How to do trials in the field and get good information
Paul Yeske, DVM, MS

The truth on our own terms – best utilization of research barns
L. Greiner, PhD

What’s behind your bottles: General licensing requirements in the United States for veterinary biologics
Paul M. Dorr, DVM, PhD, MACE; Tiffany Nation, DVM, MS

Communicating Using Social Media

Seminar #4

Social media and the veterinary profession
Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ

Reproduction: Tools and Technology for Improving Boar and Sow Reproductive Performance

Seminar #6

Insemination technologies: Science in practice
Chris Kuster, DVM, MS, PhD

Inducing estrus and controlling ovulation: How and why?
Roy Kirkwood, DVM, PhD

Current and new applications for diagnostic ultrasound in female and male swine reproduction
Johannes Kauffold, PD Dr. Med. Vet. Habil., Diplomate ECPHM

Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Case Studies from the “Young Guns of the AASV”

Seminar #7

A case of severe porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) in an open-market scenario
Mitch A. Christensen, DVM

Evaluation of sudden death in finishing pigs
Jason Kelly, DVM; Todd Distad, DVM

Case study: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on a farrow-to-finish farm
Seth A. Krantz, DVM

A case of vitamin D deficiency leading to severe hypocalcemia in growing pigs
Brad Leuwerke, DVM, MS

Nursery mortality associated with a virulent Streptococcus suis infection
Aaron J. Lower, DVM

Assessing the causes of pre-weaning mortality: A case study
Amanda M. Ness, DVM; Mark J. Engle, DVM, MS

Investigation of a potential zoonotic case of H3N2 swine influenza virus
Michael S. Pierdon, VMD

Transient clinical porcine circovirus type 2 in a commercial sow farm
Michelle Sprague, DVM

Case study of lameness in wean-to-market pigs
Jason Verbeck, DVM, MBA

Driving Change

Seminar #8

Driving change
Carl Aspler, B.Sc., M.Ed; Ryan Bracken, P.Eng.

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2012)

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Applying Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) in Practice

Seminar #1

What is evidence based medicine?
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

What are biases and why are they important?
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

Asking an answerable clinical question
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

Tips for searching for evidence using PubMed and Google Scholar
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

The role of vitamin E and selenium in mulberry heart disease and hepatosis dietetica
Jessica Abbott and Darin Madson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Preventing Profit-Robbing Events in Growing Pig Populations

Seminar #2

Understanding and preventing ventilation events that cause production losses
Michael C. Brumm, PhD

Biosecurity: What have we learned?
Jana Grauerholz-Morgan, DVM

Understanding and preventing transportation losses from the wean event to the packing plant
Chris Rademacher; Gene Noem; Marlin Hoogland

Strategies to maximize pig performance: Role of feed and feeding events in wean-to-finish production
Chad Hastad, PhD

Crisis Management

Seminar #3

What’s the balance in your reputation bank account?
Amy Richards; Lyle Orwig

When the floods came
Carly D. Dorazio, VMD

Commercial swine truck accidents
Jennifer Woods, BS

Dealing with a mass euthanasia event
Egan Brockhoff, DVM

When you see your company on YouTube
Howard Hill, DVM, PhD

The Changing Face of Swine Health and Swine Practice Around the Globe

Seminar #5

African swine fever – An example of global perspective and threat
David Pyburn, DVM

The Russian Federation practice experience
Hans Rotto, DVM, MS

Opportunities and experiences in eastern Europe
Mike Mohr BS, DVM, MBA

Opportunities and experiences practicing in emerging markets: China
Dale Hendrickson, DVM; Donna Harris, DVM, MBA

USDA APHIS Veterinary Services: Foreign animal disease preparedness and response
Jon Zack, DVM

The pork industry’s foreign animal disease preparedness
Patrick Webb, DVM

Applied Diagnostics and Algorithms

Seminar #6

Systematic approach to the diagnosis of multisystemic (septicemic, metabolic, toxic) conditions and other insults affecting CNS and locomotor systems
Bruce H. Janke, DVM, PhD

Systematic approach to the diagnosis of respiratory and enteric diseases in pigs
Jerry Torrison, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

The PRRS oral fluid antibody ELISA
A. Kittawornrat, DVM, MS; A. Broes, DVM, PhD; S. Carman, DVM, PhD; et al.

Grow finish flow surveillance using oral fluids
Jana Grauerholz-Morgan, DVM

Practical application of oral fluid testing in multiplication
Laura Schulz-Dalquist, DVM

The role of data aggregation in making evidence based veterinary medical decisions
James F. Lowe, DVM, MS

Precision Pharming: The Future of Practical Pharmacology

Seminar #7

Veterinary oversight of antimicrobials: Pigs, process, and politics
Paul D. Ruen, DVM

Good Housekeeping challenge: Structural considerations on decision making
H. Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD

Tetracyclines and the Russian market
Mary Battrell, DVM, MS

Understanding and avoiding residues
Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

How do we practice medicine to minimize antibiotic resistance?
Joseph M. Blondeau, MSc, PhD

Practical daily decision making of antimicrobial use in large systems
Matthew Turner, DVM

Practical daily decision making on antibiotic use in private practice
Egan Brockhoff, DVM

Pork Processing Plant 101

Seminar #8

Which way is up in the pork processing plant?
Barry Wiseman, DVM, PhD

Role and activities of the food safety inspection service
Dr. Maria Esteras, USDA, FSIS

Understanding slaughter payment matrices
Peter B. Bahnson, DVM, PhD

The role of an FSIS IIC (Inspector in Charge)
Barton Richards

Antibiotic residue detection and prevention in swine tissue
Robert S. Salter, MS

Operations at a HIMP Plant
Selina Hallan

Swine Production and Medicine for Veterinary ''Students''

Seminar #9

Differentials, diagnostics and decision making
Clayton Johnson, DVM

Poly-ology: Tying it all together
Carissa Odland, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2013)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 

Purpose-Inspired Practice Tips

Seminar #1 (As in past years, papers were not submitted for the practice tips seminar. However, these presenters have kindly made their slides available here as PDFs.)

Collecting diagnostics on the fly
Kelly Greiner

Placental cord blood collection as a substitute for pre-suckle blood samples
David A. Baumert

Finding a needle in a hogstack
Lori Feldmann

Put the cart before the pig
Melissa Farber Billing

Periorbital blood draw from pre-wean pigs
Monte W. Fuhrman

Implementing a successful student externship/internship program
Adam Schelkopf

A potpourri of practical ideas for pig vets
Jeff Harker

The seven traits of highly successful swine veterinarians
Scott Stehlik

Chasing lame finishing pigs
Jerry Torrison

Unexpected results – unexpected reason
Bill DuBois

It’s Not All Bugs and Drugs

Seminar #2

On-farm troubleshooting of non-infectious causes of “disease”
C. Scanlon Daniels, DVM, MBA

Diarrhea got you on the run?
Marlin Hoogland, DVM, MS

Weather’s influence on grain quality: What does this mean to the pig?
Steve Ensley, DVM, PhD

Top 5 case-based examples of intoxications and deficiencies seen at the VDL
Steve Ensley, DVM, PhD

Tools, methods and samples needed for “complete” diagnostic workup
Darin Madson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

“You make the call”: A rapid-fire case-based review
Eric Burrough, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP; Phil Gauger, DVM, PhD

Boar Stud Technology and Lameness Challenges in the Sow Herd

Seminar #3

Testing procedures in the stud
Darwin L. Reicks, DVM

Bugs in semen; What are the options?
G.C. Althouse, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACT

Emerging sow reproductive technologies
Chris Kuster, DVM, MS, PhD

Sexed semen technology update
Duane L. Garner, MS, PhD

PCAI impact at the stud and training in the sow farm
Tom Petznick, DVM

Sow lameness comparison in group and individual housing and mineral source effect on sow lameness
Laura Greiner, PhD

Turning Data Into Knowledge

Seminar #4

Quantifying factors associated with disease
Randall S. Singer, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Getting the correct data takes planning
Michael C. Brumm, PhD

Background for case studies, odds ratios, NNT and other parameters, and their application for improving evidence-based decisions
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

Useful spreadsheet design incorporating data collected from field studies
Matthew Ackerman, DVM

Am I really getting the results the trial got? Detecting ongoing operational impact after the trial is done and the change has been implemented
Dale Polson, DVM, MS, PhD

Full Circle Sequencing: 360 Degrees from Sample to Sequence to “So What?”

Seminar #5

Designing, implementing and operating a sustainable sampling plan
Dale Polson; Derald Holtkamp

What can a practitioner do to improve PRRSv ORF5 sequencing success rates?
Rodger Main, DVM, PhD; Kate Mueller, DVM; Amy Chriswell; et al.

Maximizing sequencing success in the VDL
Travis Clement, MS; Matthew Dammen; Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM, MS

Variation in PRRS virus ORF5 sequencing within and among 3 state diagnostic laboratories
Amber M. Stricker, MS, DVM; Dale D. Polson, DVM, MS, PhD; Jane Hennings, DVM MS; et al.

Use and interpretation of sequencing in PRRSV control programs: Inside the “black box”
Michael P. Murtaugh, PhD

Sequence analytics: getting more from sequence information than just a dendrogram and homology tables
Barbara Brito, DVM, MPVM; Jean Paul Cano, DVM, PhD; Dale Polson, DVM, MS, PhD; et al.

Feeding Group-Housed Sows and the Growing Herd Efficiently

Seminar #6

Realizing the upside potential of pen gestation: Electronic sow feeding (ESF) as a tool to improve the nutritional management of sows
Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, Diplomat ACAW

Real-world experiences feeding sows in retrofitted gestation barns
Donald L. Davidson, DVM, MS

Formulating diets for sows in group housing: What should be considered?
Betsy Newton, PhD

Impact of nontraditional ingredients and diets on pig health and performance
Ruurd T. Zijlstra, PhD; Eduardo Beltranena, PhD

Review of everyday nutrition decisions and interventions affecting feed conversion, feed costs and pig performance
Joel DeRouchey, PhD; Mike Tokach, PhD; Steve Dritz, DVM, PhD; et al.

Business Management

Seminar #7

Managing generational expectations
Lawrence D. Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA

Insights into effective hiring practices
Eric Spell; Erika Osmundson

Structuring compensation
Rodney Johnson, DVM

Applying metrics to food animal practice
J. Randy Bush, DVM

Developing profit centers within a practice
Timothy J. Loula, DVM

Succession planning
Wayne Freese, DVM, MS

How to Use Diagnostic Information in the Field

Seminar #8

Relevance of PCR and sequencing results aka, Interpretation of diagnostic test results
Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Sequencing and virus isolation from oral fluids for SIV and PRRSV
Christa K Goodell, DVM, MS; Ian Levis, DVM; Jeff Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVPM

Classification of locomotory problems
Kent Schwartz

Using new technology for diagnostics (pictures, video, text)
Darin Madson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

So I have the lab results; now what do I do with them? Organizing information and applying it back to the field
Clayton Johnson, DVM

So I have the lab results; now what do I do with them? Organizing information and applying it back to the field
Pete Thomas, DVM, MS

Swine Med for Students

Seminar #9

Antibiotics and their usage
Jana Grauerholz-Morgan DVM

Vaccines and programs
Deborah Murray, DVM

Interactive antibiotic and vaccine problems
Angie Supple; Jeremy S. Pittman

Differentials, diagnostics and decision making
Clayton Johnson, DVM

Poly-ology: Tying it all together
Carissa Odland, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2014)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 

Practice Tips: It's Our Sworn Duty to Share!

(As in past years, papers were not submitted for the practice tips seminar. However, these presenters have kindly made their slides available here as PDFs.)

You want me to do what?? The crazy world known as the show pig industry!
Amy L. Woods, DVM

Purpose Discovery
Larry Coleman, DVM

More than Just a Tip
Joshua Barker, DVM, MS

Shipping Biological Substances
Melissa Hensch, DVM

Investigations, Illusions and Integrity: What we learned from an FDA Audit
Carissa Odland, DVM

Tracheobronchial Mucus Collection (WHAT?!): A novel way for herd detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Kimberly Crawford, DVM, MS

Communicating to Incite Action
Aaron J. Lower, DVM

Feedback Tips and Tricks
Rebecca Robbins, DVM

Let's Take Another Look at That Pig
Joe Rudolphi, DVM

A Veterinarian’s options for inactivating PEDV in hog trailers
Paul Thomas, DVM

Ovugel Use in Timed Breeding
Todd Price, DVM

PEDv Survival 101
Matthew Turner, DVM

Grow-Finish Biosecurity: Reality or Oxymoron?

People and trucks – keeping PED out of Midwest US sites and Canada
Doug MacDougald, DVM

Protecting health of individual sites
Michael Eisenmenger, DVM

Biosecurity once you leave the wash bay
Brad Chappell, BSA, DVM

What did we learn from the packing plant survey and what can we do in the future?
Paul Yeske; James Lowe; Phillip Gauger; et al.

Truck wash symposium: Genetic supplier’s perspective
Robert Thompson, DVM, MS; Ole Torgersen; Angela Baysinger, DVM, MS

Truck wash symposium: The Pipestone System perspective
Joel Nerem, DVM

Truck wash symposium: Looking inside Pandora’s box and making sense of it – The Maschhoffs system perspective
Clayton Johnson, DVM

Data Management

Challenges and solutions to data confidentiality, integration, and access during an animal disease emergency
Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD; Keith Biggers, PhD; Jim Wall, PhD, CMSP

Excel Pivot Tables - simple yet powerful
Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

Utilization of carcass data to improve the marketing process in pork production
Jason Kelly, DVM

Using Excel to manage diagnostic data
Matthew Turner, DVM

Practice tips: How I use data creating knowledge out of our daily work
James F. Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP (Food Animal); Garrett Taylor

Sequence data: Using it in your practice
Chad Smith, DVM

Swine Reproduction Technology

The physiology behind technologies for control of reproduction in swine
Robert V. Knox, PhD

Experience with post-cervical AI program in a production system
Julie Ménard, DVM, Agr

Single fixed-time insemination of swine using OvuGel (triptorelin acetate)
Grant Allison, DVM

Open female management and reproductive audits
William L. Hollis, DVM

Historical improvement in sow herd productivity and future trends
Ron Ketchem, BS

Avoiding Black Helicopters

Residues from beginning to end: How tolerances are set and violations are investigated by the FDA
Steve Vaughn

A day in the life of an FSIS residue sample
Emilio Esteban

Residues from a packer’s point of view
Barbara J. Masters, DVM

Residue/withdrawal research: How does FARAD help inform us?
Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

Producer’s point of view: How to avoid the violators list while taking care of your animals
Dyneah M. Classen, DVM

AMDUCA in the real world – How do our practices conform?
Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

VFDs, growth promotion, disease control and prevention: How the FDA’s new guidances may affect your practice
Scott W. Stehlik, DVM; Liz Wagstrom, DVM, MS, DACVPM; Clayton Johnson, DVM; et al.

EU antibiotic use data collection strategies
Jennifer Koeman, DVM, MSc, MPH, DACVPM

Pathogen Transmission: From around the World to Your Backyard

What are we at risk of? A global perspective
Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD

A diagnostic investigation of the frequency, dose and diversity of airborne PRRSV surrounding filtered breeding herds: A seasonal perspective
S.A. Dee, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl, ACVM

Indirect transmission of swine pathogens: What matters most
Jean Paul Cano, DVM, PhD; James Lowe, DVM, MS; Scott Dee, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM

On the frontline: CBP protecting US agriculture
(presented by Kevin Harriger, CBP)

Diagnostic perspective: What’s next? The lab results aren’t what I expected
Gregory Stevenson, DVM, PhD, Diplomat ACVP

Foreign animal disease production perspective: What’s next? The lab results aren’t what I expected
Luc Dufresne, DVM, Dipl AABV

Effective Communication

Introduction to Four I adult learning
Ginger Pelger, DVM, MS

Using adult learning in scientific presentations
Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Farm talk: Using the 4 I’s and DiSC(R) to teach people
Sarah Probst Miller, DVM

Communicating agriculture to consumers using 4I adult learning method
Colleen Dekker

Diagnostic Laboratory Synergism for Best Outcomes

The role of PCV2 in breeding herd losses
James F. Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP

Writing the PEDV response plan…using a light pencil
C. Scanlon Daniels, DVM, MBA

APP in the sow herd: PCR, serology, now what?
Micah L. Jansen, DVM

Rotavirus piglet diarrhea – Diagnostic and control strategies; dendograms, feedback, and vaccines
Dyneah M. Classen, DVM

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae serology: Understanding the dynamics of sow herd stability
James Lehman, DVM, MS; Aaron Lower, DVM; Brad Thacker, DVM, PhD, MBA

PRRSv instability in an ARC project: The curse or the blessing of the rules of engagement
Noel Garbes, DVM

Swine Medicine for Students

Pig economics 101
Jason Hocker, DVM, MS; Josh Ellingson, DVM, MS

Case presentation: Late finishing diarrhea
Daren Miller, DVM

Post-weaning Escherichia coli: Case report and system investigation
Melissa Hensch, DVM; Scott Stehlik, DVM

Case presentation: Neurological disorder of swine
Sara Hough, DVM

Severe respiratory disease in early finishing pigs
Peter Schneider, DVM, MS

Porcine circovirus type 2: Sorting fact from fiction to develop control strategies
Megan Potter, DVM, PhD; Steve Henry, DVM, Diplomate ABVP; Lisa Tokach, DVM, et al.

Case study: Respiratory disease associated with swine influenza virus (SIV)
Pete Thomas, DVM, MS

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2015)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 

Beyond Our Oath

Primum non noncere and other excellent tips, tricks and shortcuts

What am I worth? Negotiating Contracts as a New Grad
Abbey L. Harding, DVM

The rubber band: the most versatile tool in practice? And caudal epidural
Dale Hendrickson, DVM

Your most under-appreciated and under-utilized asset . . .
Shamus Brown, DVM, MBA

Thinking "outside the crate": Cleaning up PED in a 10,000-head, pen-gestation sow unit
Micah L. Jansen, DVM

Sh*t I have done that you shouldn't: The "Un-Practice" Tip
Larry Rueff, DVM

Large Pen Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF): One Idiot's Experiences
Peter Schneider, DVM, MS

Engaging and Motivating Employees Make it their idea!
Bryan Myers, DVM

You can't have your cake and eat it, too… Things to think about when pooling samples
Brent Pepin, DVM, MS

Turn up biosecurity against PEDv with UV
Andrea Pitkin, DVM, MS

Accept reality as it is, not as it used to be or as you wish it were
Paul R DuBois, DVM, MS, Dipl ACT

Mobile Office
Mike Eisenmenger, DVM

Hypothetical Risks Associated Modern Production Models and Old (and new) Diseases
Mike Lemmon, DVM

Man with a Pickup Plan
Monte Fuhrman, DVM

Coronavirus Diagnostics and Surveillance

Transmission of PEDV: What do we know so far?
Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD

Serology: overview of PEDV antibody response
L. G. Giménez-Lirola, PhD; D. Baum, DVM, PhD; L. Bower, MS; et al.

The use of diagnostic tools for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and swine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) control
Travis Clement, MS; Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM, MS

Use of oral fluids in PEDV surveillance
Marisa Rotolo, DVM; Luis Gimenez-Lirola, PhD; Sarah Abate, BS; et al.

Feed diagnostics: What does it really mean?
Loni Schumacher, DVM; Steve Dritz, DVM, PhD

PEDV Sequencing: Does it really matter?
Jianqiang Zhang, MD, PhD; Qi Chen, DVM, MS; Amy Chriswell, BS; et al.

Field application: Results from longitudinal field studies
Albert Rovira, DVM, MS, PhD

Sow Reproduction

Achieving and maintaining the high-producing sow herd

Swine genetics: Current and future potential
Matt Culbertson, PhD; William Herring, PhD

Gilt and sow management: Why do most systems fail to reach their potential?
Dr. Gustavo Pizarro I

Recent breakthrough findings in essential fatty acid nutrition and seasonal infertility
David Rosero, PhD; R. Dean Boyd, PhD; Eric van Heugten, PhD

Day one critical care management: Critical tasks to maximize full value pigs
Sarah Probst Miller, DVM

Production and financial performance of high-producing sow farms
Thomas E. Stein, DVM, MS, PhD

Caring for pigs: It is a bigger circle than you think
Larry L. Coleman, DVM

Practical Interventions that Impact Swine Housing

Things to know about environmental sustainability: Keeping energy bills tamed
Michael C. Brumm, PhD

Repair or replace? Making the right capital purchase decision for both barn owner and pig owner
Scott Unke

Ventilation tweaks and upgrades to help the pig win
Jeff Kurt, DVM

Bugs that bug you: Flies, biting insects, and meal moths
Michael A. Catangui, PhD

Uninvited guests: Rodent control in production facilities
John G. Beller

Growing Pig Lameness

An emerging syndrome

Growing pig lameness: A costly emerging issue
Jess M. Waddell, DVM, MS

Infectious causes of lameness: Diagnostic tools and approach
Kent Schwartz

Using prevalence and severity alongside diagnostics to monitor lameness treatment plans over time
S. Probst Miller, DVM; A. Ramirez, DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM

The pharmacology of lameness treatment
P. Canning, DVM; L. Karriker, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM

Emerging insights into classical cases of nutritionally induced lameness in pigs
L. A. Amundson; T. D. Crenshaw

Diagnostic evaluation of metabolic lameness: Tools and technologies
Kent Schwartz

This little piggy went to market, this little piggy went lame: A case of non-infectious lameness in finishing pigs
Pete Lasley, DVM, MS; Chris Rademacher, DVM

Public Policy, Pigs, and FDA

Why you should care

What’s happening in Washington, DC that can impact what happens on the farm
Liz Wagstrom, DVM, MS, DACVPM

FDA CVM update on implementing Guidance 213 and updating the VFD rule
Neal Bataller, ME, DVM

A State Veterinarian’s perspective on Guidance 213
Bret D. Marsh, DVM

Prescription management - Are you in compliance?
Todd E. Williams, DVM

FDA farm inspections: How do we prepare and what do we do?
Brad Leuwerke, DVM, MS

AMDUCA: What pain management options are available to swine veterinarians?
Neal Bataller, ME, DVM

AMDUCA and compounding in the real world: How do our practices conform?
Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

The Food Safety Modernization Act and what it means to you
Leah Wilkinson; Richard Sellers; Henry Turlington, PhD; et al.

Piglet Diarrhea

Pathophysiology of piglet diarrhea during and after a PEDV infection
Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Porcine deltacoronavirus: What we know so far
Kelly Lager, DVM, PhD; Kimberly Crawford, DVM, MS; Vikas Kulshreshtha, DVM, PhD

Clostridium perfringens and difficile: Proper diagnosis, prevention, and control
Paulo Arruda, DVM, MS, PhD; Kent Schwartz, DVM, MS; Bailey Wilberts, DVM, PhD; et al.

Alternative scour prevention and control: On-farm experience
Deborah Murray, DVM

Alternative scour prevention and control: History and science of options
Randy Simonson, PhD

E. coli control and prevention strategies
Hans Koehnk, DVM


Bridging the gap between science and compliance

PRRSV, PEDV and a history of progress
Scott Dee, DVM, PhD Dipl; ACVM

Managing biosecurity in an integrated system
Deborah Murray, DVM

Biosecurity performance standards for the secure pork supply business continuity plan
James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM; Pam Zaabel, DVM

On-farm biosecurity in the poultry industry and the human factor
Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, DMV, MSc, PhD; Manon Racicot, DMV, PhD

Nutrition and Feeding in the Era of PED Virus

The short and long term responses of pigs to perinatal nutrition
Randal K. Buddington, PhD; Simone Godwin, BS; Marie van der Merwe, PhD

Nutrition concepts for early-weaned PEDV pigs and nutrition-related welfare concerns
Laura Greiner, PhD

Research update on nutrition and metabolism needs for health challenged pigs
Nicholas Gabler, PhD; Wes Schweer, BS; Shelby Curry, MS; et al.

State of the knowledge: The relationships between PEDV/PDCoV transmission and feed
Russell A. Nugent III, PhD

Swine Medicine for Students

Essentials of farm pharm or the basics of antibiotic pharmacology
Jeremy S. Pittman, DVM, DACVP

Practical farm pharm
Amber Stricker, MS, DVM

Differentials, diagnostics and decision making (reprint)
Clayton Johnson, DVM

Poly-ology: Tying it all together (reprint)
Carissa Odland, DVM

Antibiotics and their usage (reprint)
Jana Grauerholz-Morgan, DVM

Vaccines and programs (reprint)
Deborah Murray, DVM

Pig economics 101 (reprint)
Jason Hocker, DVM, MS; Josh Ellingson, DVM, MS

Boar Stud Health, Biosecurity, and Technology

Case study of a PEDV outbreak in a commercial boar stud
Marlena McCarty, DVM; Tom Petznick, DVM; Chris Kuster, DVM, PhD; et al.

PEDV and boars: Case study
Robert Thompson, DVM, MS; Jim Kober, DVM; Mindy Barden; et al.

PED and boars: Research update
Darwin L. Reicks, DVM; Chris Kuster, DVM, MS, PhD; Kurt Rossow, DVM, PhD

Internal quality control performed at boar studs: The importance to the breeding herd veterinarian
Hanneke Feitsma, DVM

Currently available technologies to refine semen analysis, processing decisions, and boar usage
Claus Hansen, DVM, PhD

Chromosomal causes of impaired reproductive performance in swine
Alain Pinton, PhD; Anne Calgaro; Nathalie Bonnet; et al.

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2016)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 

AASV’s Got Talent

Practice Tips (presentation slides where available)

Innovative shoulder sore treatment
Lori Feldmann

Epidurals and C-sections
Daniel Hendrickson

Learning to use the SMEC video library
Paisley Canning

Laryngeal swab tricks and tips
Shamus Brown

Gender challenges at hog farms
Natalie Baker

Multigenerational teams that work
Bill Hollis

Digital photography tips
Locke Karriker

Working through the "generation gap"
Jason Hocker

Pharmaceutical Hot Topics

Update on current and upcoming antibiotic legislation
Liz Wagstrom, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM

The European antibiotic experience
P. R. Davies, BVSc, PhD

The Australian antibiotic experience
Chris Richards, BVSc

Antibiotic stewardship: An overview of stewardship efforts and programs
C. Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH

FDA audit preparation for distributors of veterinary pharmaceuticals
Michael D. Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

Measuring and assessing pain in animals
Patricia V. Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM

Mitigating and managing pain in swine production
Monique Pairis-Garcia, BS, DVM, PhD

Current Issues in Swine Reproduction

The advantages of post-cervical insemination (PCAI) on a sow farm
John P. Sonderman, PhD

Batch farrowing in commercial sow farms 2016
James A. Kober, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP-SHM

Current strategies in boar management
W. L. Flowers, PhD

Gilt management for improved performance
J. Patterson, MSc; G. Foxcroft, PhD

Updates on sow longevity – Sow management
W. L. Flowers, PhD

Updates on sow longevity – Litter of origin
J. Patterson, MSc; G. Foxcroft, PhD

Uterine prolapses in sows: An emerging concern
Emily Mahan-Riggs, BS; Bob Thompson, DVM; Steve Henry, DVM; et al.

Swine Welfare

A review of the causation, treatment, and prevention of shoulder lesions in sows
F. C. Rioja-Lang, BSc, MSc, PhD; Y. M. Seddon, BSc, MSc, PhD; J. A. Brown, BSc, MSc, PhD

Economics of implementing gestation housing changes
Kent E. Bang, BS, Vice President and Swine Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services

Lactation housing options: Will farrowing crates be the new gestation stalls?
T. D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

Tail biting in growing-finishing pigs
Y. Z. Li, PhD; W. Martin, M.Ed.

American College of Animal Welfare: Becoming a board certified diplomat
Meghann Pierdon, VMD

Impact of heavy market weights on facility requirements
M. Brumm, BS, MS, PhD

Keeping pigs on their feet
Paisley Canning, DVM; Kent Schwartz, DVM, MS; Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, DACVPM

Penalty at the 10-yard line: Potential new handling rules at the packing plant
Dan Kovich, DVM, MPH

Blisters and Quarantines, No Exports - Oh, My!

Foreign animal disease overview
B. Porter-Spalding, DVM MVPH

Federal response planning: Managing disease control
B. Porter-Spalding, DVM MVPH

Foreign animal disease response: State perspective
Dr Jimmy Tickel

Secure food supply plans
James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM; Pamela Zaabel, DVM

Zoonoses, Workplace Safety, and Mental Health

The Confluence of Pigs and People

Emerging bacterial zoonoses: How much should we be concerned?
P. R. Davies, BVSc, PhD

Injuries in swine workers and veterinarians
Bruce H. Alexander, PhD; Jeff B. Bender, DVM, MS, DACPVM

Workplace safety: A training tool for the hog barn worker
K. Hoare, BSc.

Fun with PPE: veterinary workplace health and safety training
Abbey J. Canon, DVM, MPH

The impact of influenza A virus on pigs, people, and birds
N. Bliss, MS; A. Bowman, MS, DVM, PhD

Timely euthanasia and impacts of euthanasia on caretakers
J. Shearer, DVM, MS, DACAW

Risk factors for suicide, attitudes toward mental illness, and practice-related stressors among US veterinarians
Randall J. Nett, MD, MPH; Tracy K. Witte, PhD; Stacy M. Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, DACVPM; et al.


Molecular diagnotic and research tools: Application and limitations
Kyoung Jin Yoon, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM

Influenza: Application of molecular tools for better decisions
Marie Culhane, DVM, PhD; Andres Diaz, DVM, PhD

Molecular characterization of bacteria: Interpretation and applications
Albert Rovira, DVM, MS, PhD

Oral fluids update – Practical considerations
M. Rotolo, DVM; L. G. Giménez-Lirola, PhD; J. Zimmerman, DVM, PhD

Diagnosis: Dissecting diagnostic results to reveal population diagnoses
Eric R. Burrough, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Applying an evidence-based approach to defining the problem: Case definition, quizzical triangle, aggregating evidence group activity
James Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP; Clayton Johnson, DVM; Aaron Lower, DVM

Tools to Improve Feed Efficiency and Reduce Feed Cost

Feed and other factors that drive feed efficiency
J. F. Patience, PhD; M. C. Rossoni-Serao, PhD; Néstor Gutiérrez, PhD

Gut mechanics during stress: How feed efficiency and growth can be influenced
Adam J. Moeser, DVM PhD

Latest field research on feed efficiency
Bob Goodband; Mike Tokach; Joel DeRouchey; et al

Tools to help clients evaluate and improve feed efficiency
Mike Tokach; Joel DeRouchey; Bob Goodband; et al

Swine Medicine for Students

The regulatory aspects of swine medicines
Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, DACVPM

The life of an item: The NAVLE(R) demystified
Karen E Lehe, DVM, DACVPM

Water medication calculations
J. S. Pittman, DVM, MS, DABVP; A. Supple, DVM

AASV Pre-Conference Seminars (2017)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 

AASV's Got Talent

Practice Tips

Finding the right job
Chelsea Scheidler

Producer compliance: Checking without being a pest
Erin Nonos

Work/life balance: A gentleman’s perspective [3rd place]
Brian Payne

Clinic management of VFD’s and Rx’s
Wesley Lyons

Mixing vaccines
Mike Strobel

Applying how adults learn to your on-farm interaction
Sarah Probst Miller

Preventing practice burnout: Keeping it fresh [2nd place]
Gavin Yager

Tips to keeping yourself on the field with electronic sow feeding (ESF)
Pete Schneider

Work/life balance: A lady’s perspective [1st place]
Amber Stricker

Piglet hydration therapy
Jake Schwartz

The ingenuity of farm and system staff: Turning problems into solutions
Emily McDowell

Influenza Sequence Analysis and Phylogenetics

Fundamentals of phylogenetic trees and sequence analysis tools for the analyses of swine influenza A viruses
Tavis K. Anderson, PhD; Rasna R. Walia, PhD; Amy L. Vincent, DVM, PhD

In silico analysis of swine influenza virus sequence data in the Influenza Research Database
Yun Zhang, MS; Tavis K. Anderson, PhD; Amy L. Vincent, DVM, PhD;et al.

ISfluView: An interactive online tool for assessing trends in influenza metadata at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
M.A. Zeller, BS; A.L. Vincent, DVM, PhD; T.K. Anderson, PhD; et al.

Disease Bioportal: Current applications for influenza A virus in swine
P. Gauger, DVM, PhD; K. Harmon, PhD; A. Chriswell, BS; et al.

Antigenic cartography and Nextflu
Nicola S. Lewis, BSc, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS; Amy L. Vincent, DVM PhD

Current Topics of Boar Stud Health, Management, and Technology

Case study of acute poor semen motility in a commercial boar stud
Wesley Lyons, DVM

Sexed sorting of pig sperm: A status update
K.L. Willenburg; G.W. BeVier

How to beat the bug: Eliminating Serratia marcescens contamination from boar semen
Hanneke Feitsma, DVM; Gary C. Althouse, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT

Effect of heat stress on semen quality; recommendations for keeping AI boars
J. Parrish

Survey of boar stud lameness intervention strategies
Darwin L. Reicks, BS, DVM


Understanding how pathogens infect pig farms
Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM; Daniel Linhares, DVM, MBA, PhD

Applied review on evidence-based biosecurity
Anna Romagosa, DVM, MS

Positive pressure ventilation with filtration
Aaron J. Lower, DVM

Experiences with positive pressure filtration in remodeled sow farms in a large production system
Pete Thomas, DVM, MS

Mastering transport biosecurity: Breeding stock company perspective
J.P. Cano, DVM, PhD; R. Thompson, DVM, MS; T. Snider DVM, MPH; et al.

Mastering transport biosecurity: Commercial sow farm perspective
J.F. Connor, DVM, MS; Clayton Johnson, DVM; Dyneah Classen, DVM

What have we learned from feed mill audits?
T. Snider, DVM, MPH; R. Thompson, DVM, MS; T. Riek, DVM; et al.

Assessing anti-PRRSV biosecurity
G.S. Silva, DVM, MS; D. Holtkamp, DVM, MS; D.C.L. Linhares, DVM, MBA, PhD

Antibiotic-free Pork Production

Navigating the attributes of niche pork production
J. Magolski, PhD

What to consider before raising pigs without antibiotics
B. Mason, DVM; Kirk Thornburg

System setup for antibiotic free production
M.S. Pierdon, VMD

Autogenous vaccines: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Randy R. Simonson, PhD

Alternatives to feed medication
Joel DeRouchey; Mike Tokach; Bob Goodband; et al.

Clean water lines optimize animal health
Susan Watkins, PhD

Dietary strategies to maintain enteric health in antibiotic free pig production
C. Smits, PhD; H. van Hees, MSc; N.S. Ferguson, PhD

Electronic Sow Feeding from A to Z

ESF from A to Z: Overview
Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

ESF primer: Advantages and disadvantages of ESF
Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

ESF primer: Mixing and grouping options for sows fed via electronic sow feeders (ESF)
M. Pierdon, VMD; T. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

ESF primer: Examples of barn layouts
Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

Production manager perspective on challenges and opportunities with managing ESF group housing vs stalled barns
Aaron M. Ott, Vice President

Crate-free sow housing and electronic feeding systems – a value proposition for improved sow nutrition
A.M. Gaines, PhD; O.F. Mendoza, PhD

Managing farms on electronic sow feeding (ESF): A route of discovery
J.C. Pinilla, DVM, MS; P. Mosqueira, DVM; S. Canavate, DVM; R. Teuber, DVM

Labor and staffing considerations for sows fed via electronic sow feeders (ESF)
M. Pierdon,VMD; T. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

Trouble-shooting common problems in ESF barns: Case studies
Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

The Common Swine Industry Audit

What you need to know

Common Swine Industry Audit update: Changes to standards
Jamee L. Amundson, MS

What is PAACO, and how are we training auditors for the CSIA?
Collette Schultz Kaster, MS

The importance of the Common Swine Industry Audit to the packer
Ann McDonald, MS

Utilizing the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program to prepare the industry
S.R. Webb, MS

Impact of the CSIA on-farm, a practitioner’s perspective
Amber Stricker, MS, DVM

Impact of the CSIA on-farm: Auditor perspective
Matthew Jones, VP of Auditing

Audit failures and consequences, utilizing CSIA to prepare your farm
P. Ayers, Animal Care Manager


Emerging pathogens of swine: Implications for diagnostics and lessons learned from Senecavirus A
D.G. Diel, DVM, MS, PhD

What to do when there is something new: Insights from a state veterinarian on how diagnostic laboratories, veterinarians, and producers can work together
Dustin Oedekoven, DVM, DACVPM

Porcine rotaviruses: What we’ve learned and what we’re still missing
Douglas Marthaler, PhD; Max Ciarlet, PhD

Genomics and bioinformatics to improve antibiotic sensitivity testing and pathogen tracking
Joy Scaria, PhD; Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM, MS

Current tools to approach Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostics cases
Maria Pieters, DVM, PhD

Diagnostics and diagnostic case scenarios
K Schwartz

Swine Medicine for Students

Late term respiratory disease in replacement gilts: Case presentation and system level interventions
Deanne Day, DVM, MS

A student’s guide to approaching enteric cases
Joshua W. Duff, DVM

Diagnostic approach in a showpig operation
D.A. Hendrickson, DVM


Commanding New Focus

What are the feed risks from biologics?
Scott Dee, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM

Process controls and sampling methods currently in place
Joe Crenshaw, PhD

Food Safety Modernization Act update
Richard Sellers

Functional feed ingredients and additives for gut health in swine
C. Smits, PhD; P. Roubos, PhD; T. van Kempen, PhD

Proposed method for evaluation of alternatives to antibiotics
C. Hostetler, PhD

The impact of feed on the pig intestinal microbiome
Eric R. Burrough, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Optimizing gut function in pigs: the long-term impacts of early weaning
Adam J. Moeser, DVM, MS, PhD