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AASV to Hold Session at World Pork Expo
April 29, 2015 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV will hold a members-only session again this year at the World Pork Expo. This year's session will be chaired by AASV Vice president Alex Ramirez. The topic and specific agenda will be posted...

Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice Available From AABP
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has created Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice to assist beef and dairy veterinarians in guiding appropriate, effective and legal drugs...

Make a Difference!
April 29, 2015 —  [Ind.]
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 US. You can join your colleagues in the...

National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
On March 27, the White House released the comprehensive National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Action Plan) that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal...

USDA Awards Almost $3 Million in Research Grants to Increase Food Security Through Improved Livestock Health
April 29, 2015 —  [Research]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced three grants designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and...

United States and Peru Trade Achievements
April 29, 2015 —  [International]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) met in Washington, D.C. to recognize valuable market access achievements for several longstanding issues for...

Duration of Influenza Infections in Weaned Pig Populations
April 29, 2015 —  [An.H.]
Control of influenza infections in swine farms has become more difficult due to the multiple strains and subtypes of influenza virus co-circulating in farms. Influenza infections are self-limiting at...

Development of a Synthetic PRRSv Strain that Confers Broader Cross-Protection
April 29, 2015 —  [PRRS]
Substantial genetic variation among PRRSV strains represents a major obstacle for the development of a broadly protective vaccine. We describe here a novel approach to generate a PRRSV vaccine strain...

Canadian Pork Council Supports Antimicrobial Resistance Action
April 29, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The Canadian Pork Council supports the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance. Health Canada intends to introduce regulatory amendments that will better align Canadian...

IPVS 2016 -- Registration Now Open!
April 29, 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...

International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Congress
April 29, 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...

Domino’s Rejects PeTA Delivery
April 29, 2015 — Harry Snelson [News]
According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the Board of Directors for the Domino’s pizza chain overwhelmingly rejected a request from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA)...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Henry Turlington
April 28, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Henry Turlington described the upcoming requirements for "Protecting Ourselves: Food Safety...

Position Announcement: Director of Production Well-being
April 28, 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: Faculty Member in Swine Health and Production
April 28, 2015 — University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine [Jobs]
The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine announces a career opportunity for a non-tenure track faculty position in Swine Health and...

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.]...

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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