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AASV Committees to Meet at Annual Meeting
February 25, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV committees will meet again this year on Saturday morning February 28 at the AASV Annual Meeting in Orlanda, FL. All committee members are encouraged to attend. The meeting times are shown in...

AASV Annual Meeting Proceedings and Mobile App Now Online
February 25, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
In keeping with the theme of the Magic Kingdom and the high-tech world of Harry Potter, we’re going electronic in Orlando! There will be no printed proceedings at the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting – no...

AASV Office Closed Feb 26 - March 4
February 25, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Online registration for the AASV Annual meeting is now closed. Registrations will be accepted on-site in Orlando, beginning Saturday, February 28. The AASV office will be closed Thursday, February 26...

Canadian Truck Wash Facility Registration Pilot Project Helps Truck Wash Facilities Improve Biosecurity
February 25, 2015 —  [News]
A pilot project underway in western Canada is helping livestock truck wash facilities step up biosecurity and improve their truck washing procedures to help reduce the risk posed by Porcine Epidemic...

Researchers Target Specific Strains of Brachyspira
February 25, 2015 —  [Research]
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are working to identify the most effective antimicrobials for treating specific strains of brachyspira. [Source: Farmscape.ca, February 24, 2015]...

2015 NIAA Annual Conference: Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture
February 25, 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...

MPH for Practicing Veterinarians
February 25, 2015 —  [News]
The University of Iowa College of Public Health, in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University offers a primarily distance-based Master of Public Health Program....

Position Announcement: Clinical Development Veterinarian
February 24, 2015 — Harrisvaccines [Jobs]
The Harrisvaccines, Inc. d/b/a Sirrah Bios Clinical Development Veterinarian coordinates and assists with animal trials at company facilities and at external research sites. Please see job...

Position Announcement: Senior Veterinary Scientist
February 24, 2015 — Merial, Inc. [Jobs]
Merial seeks a Senior Veterinary Scientist, to be located in Fulton, MO and reporting to the Director, Production Animal Clinical R&D. This individual must be a veterinarian who possesses a broad...

Position Announcement: Extension Educator, Livestock (Swine)
February 24, 2015 — University of Minnesota Extension [Jobs]
University of Minnesota Extension is recruiting for an Extension Educator, Livestock (Swine). The primary audience for the position will be pork producers and other industry professionals. This...

AASV Committees to Meet at Annual Meeting
February 18, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV committees will meet again this year on Saturday morning February 28 at the AASV Annual Meeting in Orlanda, FL. All committee members are encouraged to attend. The meeting times are shown in...

Diagnostic Labs Report Decline in TGE
February 18, 2015 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
Dr. Rodger Main and Dr. Albert Rovira recently shared an interesting observation from the ISU and University of Minnesota veterinary diagnostic laboratories showing a decline in TGE positive findings...

AASV Foundation Raffling Off a HOG!
February 18, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
Thanks to the generosity of MVP Laboratories, the AASV Foundation has outdone itself this year. They are raffling off a brand new 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide with custom upgrades! This $27,500...

Online Meeting Registration to Close Soon
February 18, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
If you haven't already registered for the AASV 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando, do so today at http://ecom.aasv.org/annmtg. Tuesday, February 24 will be the last day to register online - after that,...

AASV Annual Meeting Proceedings and Mobile App Now Online
February 18, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
In keeping with the theme of the Magic Kingdom and the high-tech world of Harry Potter, we’re going electronic in Orlando! There will be no printed proceedings at the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting – no...

Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research
February 18, 2015 —  [Research]
Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in...

Harper Government Invests to Strengthen Canada's Pork Sector
February 18, 2015 —  [News]
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced investments of nearly $2 million to strengthen traceability and biosecurity in Canada’s pork industry. Minister Ritz made the announcement at the...

Exposure of Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States to Selected Pathogens
February 18, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Feral swine (Sus scrofa) are widely distributed in the United States. In 2011 and 2012, serum samples and tonsils were recovered from 162 and 37 feral swine, respectively, in the US to evaluate...

AASV Members: Register for Speed Interviews in Orlando
February 18, 2015 — 
AASV members, would you like to meet the next generation of swine veterinarians? Are you seeking to hire a new veterinary graduate or does your company have opportunities for externships for students...

7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases
February 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...

Position Announcement: Extension Educator, Livestock (Swine)
February 18, 2015 — University of Minnesota Extension [Jobs]
University of Minnesota Extension is recruiting for an Extension Educator, Livestock (Swine). The primary audience for the position will be pork producers and other industry professionals. This...

Position Announcement: Clinical Development Veterinarian
February 17, 2015 — Harrisvaccines [Jobs]
The Harrisvaccines, Inc. d/b/a Sirrah Bios Clinical Development Veterinarian coordinates and assists with animal trials at company facilities and at external research sites. Please see job...

People on the Move: Dr. Tim Snider
February 17, 2015 —  [AASV]
Dr. Tim Snider has joined the PIC team as a Health Assurance Veterinarian. Dr. Snider’s previous roles include work as a Health Assurance Veterinarian for Topigs Norsvin USA as well as an...

People on the Move: Dr. Wesley Lyons
February 17, 2015 —  [AASV]
Dr. Wesley Lyons has joined the team at PIC as a Health Assurance Veterinarian. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During...

Position Announcement: Senior Veterinary Scientist
February 17, 2015 — Merial, Inc. [Jobs]
Merial seeks a Senior Veterinary Scientist, to be located in Fulton, MO and reporting to the Director, Production Animal Clinical R&D. This individual must be a veterinarian who possesses a broad...

AASV Foundation Raffling Off a HOG!
February 11, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
Thanks to the generosity of MVP Laboratories, the AASV Foundation has outdone itself this year. They are raffling off a brand new 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide with custom upgrades! This $27,500...

There's Still Time to Register for the AASV Annual Meeting
February 11, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
It's time to make sure you're registered for the AASV Annual Meeting! If not, there's still time to register online at http://ecom.aasv.org/annmtg The meeting is set for February 28 - March 3 in...

People on the Move: Dr. Jose Angulo
February 11, 2015 —  [AASV]
Dr. Jose Angulo recently joined the Zoetis Pork Technical Services team as Managing Veterinarian, PRRS Specialist. Dr. Angulo moves to Zoetis from Boehringer Ingelheim where he has worked for the...

Tell Your Senators to Support the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act
February 11, 2015 —  [News]
The American Veterinary Medical Association is urging livestock veterinarians to tell their members of Congress to cosponsor S. 440, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act of...

NAFTA at 20 Report: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture
February 11, 2015 —  [USDA]
This report examines the integration of North America’s agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented in 1994. NAFTA has had a profound...

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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