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AASV Member Recollection Video Series
April 22, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
What do Drs Larry Rueff, Max Rodibaugh, Kerry Keffaber, Thomas Gillespie, Kirk Clark, Lewis Runnels, and Ken Meyer all have in common? They are all part of Purdue’s Living History. Learn how and hear...

Ballots Mailed to AASV Members in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan
April 22, 2015 —  [AASV]
Elections are under way for the AASV District Director positions in Districts 4 (Indiana and Michigan) and 6 (Iowa). Ballots have been mailed to voting members in each district. The candidates are:...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Beth Lautner
April 22, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Elizabeth Lautner presented "Building on the Swine Futures Project: Detecting and Responding to an...

USDA Expands Agriculture Trade with Mexico and Peru
April 22, 2015 —  [News]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently reached trade agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The two agreements announced...

Reverse Zoonosis of Influenza to Swine: New Perspectives on the Human–Animal Interface
April 22, 2015 —  [Abs.]
SummaryHumans transmit far more influenza viruses to swine than swine transmit to humans.Human-to-swine transmission is key to the evolution of influenza diversity in swine.In effect, humans sow the...

The Inability to Screen Exhibition Swine for Influenza A Virus Using Body Temperature
April 22, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Agricultural fairs create an unconventional animal-human interface that has been associated with swine-to-human transmission of influenza A virus (IAV) in recent years. Early detection of...

Tammy Beckham named College of Veterinary Medicine dean at Kansas State University
April 22, 2015 —  [News]
Following a national search, Kansas State University has named Tammy Beckham as its next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Aug. 2. Beckham is currently the director of the...

Optimal Use of Vaccines for Control of Influenza A Virus in Swine
April 22, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is one of the most important infectious disease agents of swine in North America. In addition to the economic burden of IAV-S to the swine industry, the zoonotic...

Position Announcement: Director of Production Well-being
April 21, 2015 — Iowa Select Farms [Jobs]
Iowa Select Farms seeks a Director of Production Well-being to develop and oversee the implementation of an industry-leading production swine well-being program that ensures the company’s production...

Position Announcement: Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center
April 21, 2015 — AASV Staff [Jobs]
The Board of Directors of the newly-formed Swine Health Information Center seek an Executive Director to lead the Center. The Executive Director will serve as the face of the organization in the pork...

Position Announcement: Swine Veterinarian
April 21, 2015 — Murphy Brown LLC, Algona, Iowa [Jobs]
Murphy Brown, LLC seeks a swine veterinarian based in Algona, Iowa, to provide real-time, on-site veterinary support to the Midwest Wean-to-Finish and Midwest Sow Operations in all aspects of swine...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Robert Desrosiers
April 15, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Robert Desrosiers presented "Emerging diseases: The past and the future" during the Tuesday...

USDA Starts Pork Pathogen Sampling
April 15, 2015 —  [Food]
USDA has issued a notice dated April 13 that outlines sampling protocols for salmonella as part of the nationwide raw pork products exploratory sampling project (RPPESP), which was

Pork Checkoff Announces Recipients of the 2015 Pork Industry Scholarships
April 15, 2015 —  [Ind.]
The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients were...

FDA to Industry: Let’s Increase the Availability of Safe, Effective Animal Drugs
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Just as drugs for people benefit from FDA review to ensure their safety, effectiveness and quality, so do drugs for animals. [Source: FDA Voice, April 8, 2015 By: Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M.]...

FDA Releases 2012 NARMS Retail Meat Annual Report, 2013 Preliminary Data; Some Encouraging Early Trends Seen
April 15, 2015 —  [News]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National...

FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2013 for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published its fifth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. This...

Are Pharmacological Interventions between Conception and Birth Effective in Improving Reproductive Outcomes in North American Swine?
April 15, 2015 —  [Abs.]
The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of using pharmacological compounds on reproductive outcomes, particularly litter size, in North American swine. While the opportunity to...

Bill Introduced to Ban Certain Antibiotics – Again
April 15, 2015 —  [Gov.]
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has reintroduced the “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act,” which would ban non-therapeutic uses of medically important antibiotics in food...

Save the Date: AASV Foundation Golf Outing August 20
April 15, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Mark your calendar! The popular AASV Foundation Golf Outing is set for Thursday, August 20 (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM) at the Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. This will be the foundation's second...

Now Accepting Scientific Abstracts for 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
April 15, 2015 —  [Conf.]
Conference organizers are currently accepting scientific abstracts for poster presentations at the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, July 10. No...

Operation Main Street Training Offered at World Pork Expo
April 14, 2015 —  [AASV]
AASV members are making a difference by sharing the facts about pig care and pork production with veterinary students, dieticians, and civic groups across the U.S. You can join your colleagues in the...

Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Association (PAACO)
April 14, 2015 —  [Jobs]
The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) seeks an Executive Director. The current director is retiring at the end of the year and will work with the new director to ensure a...

Position Announcement: Director of Production Well-being
April 14, 2015 — Iowa Select Farms [Jobs]
Iowa Select Farms seeks a Director of Production Well-being to develop and oversee the implementation of an industry-leading production swine well-being program that ensures the company’s production...

Position Announcement: Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center
April 14, 2015 — AASV Staff [Jobs]
The Board of Directors of the newly-formed Swine Health Information Center seek an Executive Director to lead the Center. The Executive Director will serve as the face of the organization in the pork...

Position Announcement: Swine Veterinarian
April 14, 2015 — Murphy Brown LLC, South Central Division [Jobs]
Murphy Brown LLC seeks a swine veterinarian to promote process improvement with a focus on disease prevention in order to improve the health of the system. The veterinarian will be based in Rose...

Iowa Swine Day June 25 to Tackle Key Topics of Interest
April 13, 2015 — Ames, Iowa [Conf.]
The world protein supply, preparing for new swine diseases, and other pork production-related issues will be some of the topics covered June 25 at Iowa State University’s fourth annual Iowa Swine...

Design a Broad-protection PRRS Vaccine
April 8, 2015 —  [Research]
All current commercial PRRS vaccines are formulated using natural PRRSV strains and are not adequately effective for PRRS control and eradication. This project proposed to develop a PRRSV vaccine...

Feed Companies Join Forces to Help Pig-Keepers Comply with Antimicrobial Annual-Use Data
April 8, 2015 —  [International]
In order to demonstrate responsible use, British pig-keepers must now collate their annual use of antimicrobials, including in-feed, and demonstrate they have reviewed the figure with their vet. From...

Waldo Genetics Announces Second Annual Scholarship
April 8, 2015 —  [Students]
Waldo Genetics has announced that they are now accepting applications for their annual swine industry scholarship. The Waldo Genetics Swine Industry Scholarship is designed to recognize the efforts...

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Category abbreviations: AASV=Membership information, announcements, and other information from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Abs.=Abstracts from journal articles of general interest to swine veterinarians.; ALERT=Used to create email alerts; An.H.=Animal Health; Conf.=Conference announcements and other continuing education opportunities; FAD="Foreign" Animal Disease and other news most significant to regions outside of North America.; Food=Food Safety; Gov.=Information about legislation, regulations, and rulemaking that may affect the swine industry or swine veterinarians.; Hum.H.=Human health; Ind.=News from the pork industry, including NPPC and Pork Board activities.; International=Information regarding swine health and production internationally.; Jobs=Position announcements, primarily seeking swine veterinarians.; Meet=Provides a short synopsis of meetings of importance to swine veterinarians.; News=Agriculture related news events.; Nutr.=Swine nutrition; OP-ED=Opinion or editorial articles expressing the thoughts of individual Association members.; Pharm.=Pharmaceuticals and biologicals; PRRS=Articles from the AASV PRRS Task Force; Practice=Information associated with practice management or development.; Research=Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians.; Students=Information of interest to AASV student members.; USDA=US Dept. of Agriculture activities of interest to swine veterinarians.; Welfare=Animal welfare issues