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Ode to Paul
July 1, 2015 — Harry Snelson [News]
On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Paul Sundberg for his dedication to America’s pork producers. Monday July 6 will be the first time in over 20 years that the...

96th CRWAD -- Call for Abstracts
July 1, 2015 —  [Conf.]
You are invited you to submit an abstract to the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) meeting Dec. 7-9, Marriott, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois. Everyone who has an abstract...

Global Trends in Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals
July 1, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Demand for animal protein for human consumption is rising globally at an unprecedented rate. Modern animal production practices are associated with regular use of antimicrobials, potentially...

New Senate Bill would Halt the Sale of Plum Island to Highest Bidder
July 1, 2015 —  [Gov.]
A new Senate bill would prevent Plum Island from being sold to the highest bidder and pave the way for ownership of the mostly undeveloped parcel to be transferred to a federal environmental agency. ...

Diagnostic Accuracy of Porcine Acute Phase Proteins in Meat Juice for Detecting Disease at Abattoir
July 1, 2015 —  [Abs.]
The aim of this work was to evaluate whether acute phase protein (APP) determinations could assist Official Veterinarians carrying out work in slaughterhouses. To test this hypothesis, the diagnostic...

ASF-Resistant Pigs Bred in UK
July 1, 2015 —  [FAD]
The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute is breeding pigs with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever (ASF). The newborn piglets, which are designed to be resistant to the disease African...

2015 Podcast Series: Montse Torremorell
July 1, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 29 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

2015 Podcast Series: Bret Marsh
July 1, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 29 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

Register Now for AASV Foundation Golf Outing
July 1, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
It's time to assemble your golf team! 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. Several sponsors...

"Learn to Earn" in Cedar Rapids August 25
July 1, 2015 — Passion for Pigs [Conf.]
Passion for Pigs and Veterinary Medical Center in Williamsburg, Iowa, are pleased to announce the "Learn to Earn" Seminar & Trade Show, to be be held August 25 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the...

Register by July 10 for Online Foreign Animal Disease Course
June 30, 2015 — Ames, IA [Conf.]
The web-based course Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) will this year be offered July 13-August 22, 2015. The course has been approved for 18 hours of Continuing Education (CE) through...

Leman Conference Abstracts Due July 10
June 30, 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...

Position Announcement: Clinical Research Attending Veterinarian
June 30, 2015 — Merck Animal Health [Jobs]
The Clinical Research/Attending Veterinarian, based in DeSoto, Kansas, is responsible for providing veterinary oversight to the care and use of laboratory animals (primarily livestock – swine, cattle...

Position Announcement: Technical Service Veterinarian - Swine
June 30, 2015 — Pharmgate Animal Health [Jobs]
Pharmgate Animal Health seeks a Swine Technical Service Veterinarian to join our team in launching and supporting our expanding therapeutic product line in the USA and Canada. The company is a joint...

Position Announcement: Senior Vice President of Science and Technology
June 30, 2015 — National Pork Board [Jobs]
The National Pork Board is seeking a dynamic Senior Vice President of Science and Technology. This position will require an innovative leader to oversee the development and coordination of all...

Position Announcement: Masters in Public Health Opportunity
June 30, 2015 — Center for Food Security and Public Health [Jobs]
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University (ISU), College of Veterinary Medicine is currently accepting applications (due July 15, 2015) for up to two...

Happy July 4th!
June 26, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV office will be closed on Friday July 3, 2015 in celebration of Independence Day and will reopen Monday morning July 6. Have a happy and safe holiday!...

Association between Influenza A Virus Infection and Pigs Subpopulations in Endemically Infected Breeding Herds
June 26, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are distributed worldwide in birds, pigs and humans, and cause important endemic disease affecting hosts in all countries. Although pigs play a key role in the ecology of...

2015 Podcast Series: Dale Hendrickson
June 25, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 29 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

Dr. Thayer Hoover Passes Away
June 24, 2015 — AASV Staff
Dr. Thayer "Zip" Hoover, 57, or Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Dr. Hoover received his DVM degree from Iowa State...

2015 Podcast Series: Matt Culbertson
June 24, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 29 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

IPVS 2016 -- Registration Now Open!
June 24, 2015 —  [Conf.]
Registration is now open for the International Pig Veterinary Society Congress in Dublin, Ireland from 7th - 10th June, 2016, in partnership with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health...

ASF, FMD Swine Surveillance Pilot Project
June 24, 2015 — Dr. Barbara Porter-Spalding, DVM MVPH [FAD]
The United States swine industry and USDA need your help. AASV, National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council support USDA’s pilot project to evaluate a foreign animal disease (FAD)...

Prepare to Tee Up!
June 24, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
It's time to assemble your golf team! 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. Several sponsors...

2015 Podcast Series: Jeff Kurt
June 23, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 29 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

Position Announcement: Clinical Research Attending Veterinarian
June 23, 2015 — Merck Animal Health [Jobs]
The Clinical Research/Attending Veterinarian, based in DeSoto, Kansas, is responsible for providing veterinary oversight to the care and use of laboratory animals (primarily livestock – swine, cattle...

Position Announcement: Technical Service Veterinarian - Swine
June 23, 2015 — Pharmgate Animal Health [Jobs]
Pharmgate Animal Health seeks a Swine Technical Service Veterinarian to join our team in launching and supporting our expanding therapeutic product line in the USA and Canada. The company is a joint...

Position Announcement: Senior Vice President of Science and Technology
June 23, 2015 — National Pork Board [Jobs]
The National Pork Board is seeking a dynamic Senior Vice President of Science and Technology. This position will require an innovative leader to oversee the development and coordination of all...

Position Announcement: Senior Manager, Clinical Development
June 23, 2015 —  [Jobs]
A global veterinary pharmaceutical company seeks an experienced Clinical Development Manager to be based in London, UK. The company specializes in veterinary pharmaceutical products for production...

Obituary: Janet Brumm
June 22, 2015 — Harry Snelson [News]
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing on June 21 of Janet Brumm, the wife of AASV member Dr. Mike Brumm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015...

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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