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Got Photos?
December 12, 2018 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Do you have an interesting photo featuring pigs or modern pig production? Consider submitting your image for potential publication on the front or back cover of the Journal of Swine Health and...
Swine Veterinary Internship Program Application Now Open
December 12, 2018 —  [Students]
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU CVM) is seeking veterinary student applicants for the Swine Veterinary Internship Program (SVIP). There will be several openings for...
Alternate Student Delegate Selected for AASV Board
December 12, 2018 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV Student Recruitment Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Jamie Madigan (NCSU, 2021) as the incoming Alternate Student Delegate to the AASV Board of Directors. Madigan's passion...
Doc Tales
December 12, 2018 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
Ok. Last week's Doc Tales garnered BY FAR the most responses I have ever received to any article in e-Letter. Not sure what that says except that we are a passionate group regarding proper brat...
AASV Awards: Nominations due December 15
December 11, 2018 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Do you know an AASV member whose dedication to the association and the swine industry is worthy of recognition at this milestone 50th anniversary meeting? The AASV Awards Committee requests...
Position Announcement: Swine Veterinarian
December 11, 2018 — Smithfield Hog Production Division [Jobs]
Smithfield Hog Production Division is seeking a Swine Veterinarian for our Rocky Mountain Region who will assist in improving production and efficiency and company profitability through improving...
Position Announcement: Director of Research
December 11, 2018 — Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC [Jobs]
Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC seeks a Director of Research, based in Carthage, Illinois. The Director of Research is responsible for generation of studies, trial protocols, writing...
Have You Renewed Your AASV Membership for 2019?
December 7, 2018 — AASV Staff [AASV]
It's that time of year again! Renew your membership for the coming year by mail or online at http://ecom.aasv.org/membership. Good news: AASV membership dues remain the same as last year! In exchange...
USDA Announces Strategic Plan
December 5, 2018 —  [USDA]
[Editor's note: The following is a letter to USDA stakeholders from Mr. Kevin Shea, USDA APHIS Administrator.] On any given day, APHIS employees are working on many fronts to respond to pest and...
SHIC Requests Your Input for 2019 Plan of Work Priorities
December 5, 2018 — Paul Sundberg [An.H.]
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) continues to prioritize high impact, urgent return on investment projects to monitor, predict, prepare, and respond to emerging diseases. Members of the...
Position Announcement: Swine Veterinarian
December 5, 2018 — Smithfield Hog Production Division [Jobs]
Smithfield Hog Production Division is seeking a Swine Veterinarian for our Rocky Mountain Region who will assist in improving production and efficiency and company profitability through improving...
Position Announcement: Director of Research
December 5, 2018 — Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC [Jobs]
Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC seeks a Director of Research, based in Carthage, Illinois. The Director of Research is responsible for generation of studies, trial protocols, writing...
Position Announcement: AASV Seeks Director of Communications
December 5, 2018 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is seeking to hire a Director of Communications. The responsibilities of this position include publishing the weekly AASV e-Letter, as well as...
Doc Tales
December 5, 2018 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
Normally I try to make Doc Tales an uplifting middle-of-the-week pick me up. But, this week something so offensive and shocking came to my attention that I just feel compelled to use this forum to...

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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