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From the Director of Communications
February 13, 2019 — Abbey Canon [OP-ED]
Following Dr. Harry Snelson's 1,500 plus weekly AASV e-Letters, I want to take a spot in my first e-Letter to thank him for his many years of service as Director of Communications, and his years to...
NPPC Offers Veterinary Student Externships
February 13, 2019 —  [Students]
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has an externship opportunity for four senior veterinary students for the 2019-2020 school year. The externships are two weeks in length and take place in...
Foreign Animal Disease Workshops
February 13, 2019 —  [FAD]
"Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness: What to expect and How to prepare" workshops for pig, cattle, sheep and goat producers, extension personnel and veterinarians are scheduled at five...
CEEZAD Accepting Applications for BSL-3 Summer Program
February 13, 2019 —  [Students]
The CEEZAD BSL-3 Training/Transboundary Animal Diseases Summer Program is designed to introduce graduate, DVM and upper-level undergraduate students to high-containment training and to provide...
Doc Tales
February 13, 2019 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
The following story was recently relayed to me. "Some time ago, I attended a meeting of university researchers. They were having a fairly spirited "discussion" of proper scientific...
Schmidt Family Establishes Debt-Relief Scholarship
February 12, 2019 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The AASV Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship to help relieve the student debt of recent veterinary graduates engaged in swine practice. The $5000 scholarship will...
Students: Register for Speed Networking in Orlando
February 12, 2019 —  [AASV]
Students, are you looking for employment following graduation? Could any of us stand to improve our interview, networking, and communication skills?If so, we have the perfect opportunity to do so....
Mail Your AASV VP Ballot Today
February 12, 2019 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The annual election for AASV Vice President is under way. The nominee is Dr. Mary Battrell (Garland, North Carolina), with space on the ballot for a write-in candidate. Information about Dr. Battrell...
Japan Struggles to Contain CSF Outbreak
February 12, 2019 —  [FAD]
TOKYO - An outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF) has spread to five prefectures in Japan and animal health officials are struggling to contain the disease. [Source: Meat and Poultry, 7 February...
Practice Needle Know-How
February 12, 2019 —  [Hum.H.]
One of your co-workers comes to you and mentions that he just stuck himself with a needle containing a swine vaccine combination. He asks if this could be a problem. [Source:...
Adaptation of Human Influenza Viruses to Swine
February 12, 2019 —  [Abs.]
A large diversity of influenza A viruses (IAV) within the H1N1/N2 and H3N2 subtypes circulates in pigs globally, with different lineages predominating in specific regions of the globe. A common...
Lymph Node Approved Sample for ASF and CSF
February 12, 2019 —  [FAD]
In order to increase the list of sample types approved for ASF and CSF testing in NAHLN labs, Lymph Node has been officially added to the list of approved samples for ASF and CSF PCR. [Source: USDA}...
Position Announcement: Health Assurance Veterinarian
February 12, 2019 — PIC [Jobs]
PIC seeks a veterinarian to be responsible for the implementation and communication of the PIC Health Assurance Program that enables the sustainable delivery of superior healthy genetic merit to...
Welcome Dr. Abbey Canon
February 6, 2019 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
After 13 years of compiling the e-Letter every week, this will be my last byline as Director of Communications. I have the distinct pleasure to turn that duty over to AASV's new Director of...
SHIC February Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report
February 6, 2019 — Paul Sundberg [An.H.]
In the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) February Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report, the first porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) outbreak in Alberta, Canada, is reported. This report...
Foreign Animal Disease Workshops
February 6, 2019 —  [FAD]
"Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness: What to expect and How to prepare" workshops for pig, cattle, sheep and goat producers, extension personnel and veterinarians are scheduled at five...
Doc Tales
February 6, 2019 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
Following my confession last week regarding my hotel key incident, a number of you relayed similar tales such as this one. "Some 25 years ago I was travelling around the USA seeing pig farms. My...

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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