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AASV Seeks Young Energetic Talent
June 22, 2017 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
As you know, AASV represents the interests of our membership and that of the pig on a wide variety of topics. We are frequently asked to offer up some names of our members to serve on working groups,...
Register Now to Golf for the Foundation August 24
June 21, 2017 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The AASV Foundation is returning to Veenker Memorial Golf Club in Ames, Iowa for its 2017 Golf Outing fundraiser, scheduled for Thursday, August 24. The outing has already received strong support...
Member States Given Five Years to Ban Zinc Oxide
June 21, 2017 —  [News]
The European Commission has confirmed the EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in piglet feed, giving member states up to five years to phase it out. [Source: Pig World, June 21,...
Novel Pestivirus Species in Pigs, Austria, 2015
June 21, 2017 —  [Abs.]
A novel pestivirus species was discovered in a piglet-producing farm in Austria during virologic examinations of congenital tremor cases. The emergence of this novel pestivirus species, provisionally...
USDA Advances "Modernization of Pork Slaughter" Rule
June 21, 2017 —  [Gov.]
USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service intends to move forward with plans to modernize swine slaughter inspections by way of a "Modernization of Pork Slaughter" rule. The new rule -...
CSHIN PED Cases Update
June 21, 2017 —  [An.H.]
Manitoba: A finisher barn (case #28) in Buffer Area 5 and a nursery (case #27) in Buffer Area 4 tested positive today for PED. The nursery site showed clinical signs of PED prior to testing positive...
SHIC Board of Directors Meets in Des Moines
June 21, 2017 — Paul Sundberg [News]
Reviewing recent successes and ongoing projects topped the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of Directors' agenda for their June meeting. With the three action steps of prevent, prepare,...
Call for Abstracts: AASV Student Seminar
June 21, 2017 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for veterinary students to make a scientific presentation during the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting in San Diego,...
Call for Abstracts: AASV Research Topics
June 21, 2017 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Plans are underway for the 49th annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), to take place March 3-6, 2018 in San Diego, California. As part of the meeting, there will be...
People on the Move: Dr. Maryn Ptaschinski
June 21, 2017 —  [AASV]
Dr. Maryn Ptaschinski recently accepted a position as Program Manager with the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) at Texas A&M. Her role at IIAD includes international training...
Doc Tales
June 21, 2017 —  [OP-ED]
Russ Nugent offers the following profound observation: "Dog hair sticks to everything but the dog."...
Extra-Label Drug Use Revisited at World Pork Expo
June 19, 2017 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The issue of extra-label drug use was a topic of discussion during the AASV members-only session at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA on June 8. Dr Harry Snelson provided a review of the Animal...
People on the Move: Dr. Marco Carvajal
June 16, 2017 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Dr. Marco Carvajal recently accepted a position as Swine Technical Service Manager with PIC in Mexico. He was previously employed by Elanco. Updated contact information for Dr. Carvajal is available...
PACCARB Seeking Nominations
June 14, 2017 —  [News]
The Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Advisory Council) provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies...

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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