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Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Association (PAACO)
March 31, 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...

FDA Issues Draft Guidance to Ensure the Safety of Animal Feed On-Farm
March 25, 2015 —  [News]
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance* to help animal producers ensure the safety of animal feed that is used on-farm. The draft guidance outlines steps animal...

Smithfield Gift Supports Research Targeting Swine Health
March 25, 2015 —  [News]
A $1.4 million gift from Smithfield Foods Inc. will support research studies in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary...

U.S. Pork Exports Up 10 Percent to $6.67 Billion In 2014
March 25, 2015 —  [Ind.]
For the fourth year in a row, U.S. pork exports eclipsed the $6 billion mark. In 2014, 4.803 billion bounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $6.674 billion were exported, up 2 percent and 10...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: C. Scanlon Daniels
March 25, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The second of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. C. Scanlon Daniels gave the Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture, "Influence and advocacy: Opportunities for...

AASV Foundation Announces Recipient of 2015 Hogg Scholarship
March 25, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
Dr Chris Rademacher was named the 2015 recipient of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation Hogg Scholarship. The scholarship was presented by Mary Lou Hogg during the...

2015 AASV Foundation Auction a Wild Ride
March 25, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The 2015 AASV Foundation Committee dedicated this year’s auction in memory of one of the foundation’s strongest supporters, Dr Rod Johnson and his wife Jean. Rod would have been very pleased with...

Award Recipients Honored at 2015 AASV Annual Meeting
March 25, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) honored five members for their contributions to the association and the swine industry. Dr Randy Jones, 2011 AASV president, presented the...

"Hog" for Sale
March 25, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The Harley Davidson "Hog" raffle held at the recent AASV Annual Meeting was a huge success, raising more than $30,000 for the AASV Foundation! MVP Laboratories donated the customized 2015...

People on the Move: Dr. Kimberly Crawford
March 25, 2015 —  [AASV]
Dr. Kimberly Crawford recently accepted a position with Harrisvaccines as a Clinical Development Veterinarian. She will assume her duties at Harrisvaccines in early April. Dr. Crawford is a 2013 DVM...

International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Congress
March 25, 2015 —  [Conf.]
The Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (IPRRS) Congress will be held on June 3rd-5th, 2015, in the historical city of...

Study of Feasibility of Insuring Swine Producers For a Catastrophic Disease Event
March 25, 2015 —  [News]
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has contracted with Agralytica, a food and agriculture consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, to assess the likelihood of successfully developing an insurance...

7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases -- Early Registration Ends March 31
March 25, 2015 — Harry Snelson [Conf.]
The 7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases 2015, Kyoto, Japan (ISERPD2015 Kyoto) will be held from June 21st to 24th, 2015 at Kyoto International Conference Center in...

Thank you, AASV Annual Meeting Sponsors!
March 24, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
AASV members attending the annual meeting make a substantial investment in the form of registration fees, travel, lodging, meals, and potential loss of income while away from work. However, the cost...

Passion for Pigs is on Tour
March 24, 2015 —  [Conf.]
The popular "Passion for Pigs" Seminar and Trade Show is on the move, with events planned across the Midwest in the "Learn to Earn" tour. These one-day seminars for producers and...

Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Association (PAACO)
March 24, 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: Veterinary Clinical Toxicology Resident/PhD Graduate Student
March 24, 2015 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM), College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University has an opening for a veterinarian wishing to pursue a PhD. The...

Nominations Open for District Director Positions
March 23, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Have you ever considered serving the AASV in a governing role? Nominations for the office of AASV District Director are currently being sought in two AASV districts. Nomination cards are being mailed...

2015 NIAA Annual Conference: Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture
March 18, 2015 —  [Conf.]
Water. Without doubt the most important and controversial environmental issue on our planet. How can production agriculture be as sustainable as it can be? How is animal agriculture impacting water...

Now Accepting Scientific Abstracts for 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
March 18, 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...

The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Annual Report Now Available
March 18, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) Annual Report Chapters 1 and 2 are now available online. Chapter 1. Design and Methods: This chapter describes...

International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Congress
March 18, 2015 —  [Conf.]
The Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (IPRRS) Congress will be held on June 3rd-5th, 2015, in the historical city of...

Biosecurity Investments Pay Huge Dividends
March 18, 2015 —  [News]
The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says investments in biosecurity have paid huge dividends. Under the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Program any...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Greg Stevenson
March 18, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The first of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Greg Stevenson gave the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture, "Because it's the right thing to do" as...

Researchers Examine Antimicrobial Resistance Issues When Treating Brachyspira
March 18, 2015 —  [Research]
Research underway at the University of Saskatchewan will provide information that will help swine veterinarians prescribe the most effective treatments for specific strains of Brachyspira, writes...

Detection of African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever, and Foot-and-Mouth Disease Viruses in Swine Oral Fluids by Multiplex Reverse Transcription Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
March 18, 2015 —  [FAD]
African swine fever (ASF), classical swine fever (CSF), and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are highly contagious animal diseases of significant economic importance. Pigs infected with ASF and CSF...

AASV Proceedings Archive now available
March 18, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
With the successful transition to electronic-only Proceedings in the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting, we are now also able to offer ongoing access to the virtual Proceedings and Seminar "books" to...

Study of Feasibility of Insuring Swine Producers For a Catastrophic Disease Event
March 18, 2015 —  [News]
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has contracted with Agralytica, a food and agriculture consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, to assess the likelihood of successfully developing an insurance...

Isolation and Characterization of Porcine Deltacoronavirus from Pigs with Diarrhea in the United States
March 18, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is a novel coronavirus that causes diarrhea in nursing piglets. Following its first detection in the United States (US) in February 2014, additional PDCoV strains...

7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases
March 18, 2015 — Harry Snelson [Conf.]
The 7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases 2015, Kyoto, Japan (ISERPD2015 Kyoto) will be held from June 21st to 24th, 2015 at Kyoto International Conference Center in...

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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