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AASV to Hold Session at World Pork Expo
May 20, 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 session, titled Voluntary Controlled...

A Novel Pathogenic Mammalian Orthoreovirus from Diarrheic Pigs and Swine Blood Meal in the United States
May 20, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Since May 2013, outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea have devastated the U.S. swine industry, causing immense economic losses. Two different swine enteric coronaviruses (porcine epidemic diarrhea...

2015 AASV Practice Tips Now Online
May 20, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Each year at the AASV Annual Meeting, the Practice Tips pre-conference seminar shares useful information to benefit the "boots-in-the-barn" veterinarian. While there are no formal...

Donovan Named 2015 KSU Alumni Fellow
May 20, 2015 —  [News]
Dr Tara Donovan, 2012 AASV President, was recently named the 2015 Kansas State University Alumni Fellow. The Kansas State University Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Dean's Council, the...

WHO Issues Best Practices for Naming New Human Infectious Diseases
May 20, 2015 —  [News]
WHO has called on scientists, national authorities and the media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and...

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding from Bulk Drug Substances
May 20, 2015 —  [Gov.]
As part of its overall efforts to address compounded drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a draft “Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug...

FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Collect Antimicrobial Sales and Distribution Information by Animal Species
May 20, 2015 —  [Gov.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing revisions to its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in...

Brussels Urged to Legislate on Castration
May 20, 2015 —  [Welfare]
Some of Europe's leading pig-producing countries are seeking sweeping revisions to European Union pig welfare legislation. Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden want to see an end to tail and...

People on the Move: Dr. Tom Stein
May 20, 2015 — MetaFarms [AASV]
Effective May 15, Dr. Tom Stein has resigned as MetaFarms Executive Chairman and Chief Innovations Officer and as a member of the Board. Dr. Stein co-founded MetaFarms in 2000 with Mr. Tony...

Inactivated and Subunit Vaccines against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome: Current Status and Future Direction
May 20, 2015 —  [Abs.]
Within a few years of its emergence in the late 1980s, the PRRS virus had spread globally to become the foremost infectious disease concern for the pork industry. Since 1994, modified live-attenuated...

AVMA Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Panels
May 20, 2015 — Harry Snelson [News]
The AVMA is seeking volunteers to participate in an 18-month pilot project to evaluate a change in their current organizational structure that would reduce the number of councils and committees by...

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Accepting Applications
May 20, 2015 —  [News]
The FY2015 VMLRP Request For Applications has been released and can be found on the NIFA website http://www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp. The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified...

Now Accepting Scientific Abstracts for 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
May 20, 2015 —  [Conf.]
Conference organizers are currently accepting scientific abstracts for poster presentations at the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, July 10. No...

Position Announcement: Faculty Member in Swine Health and Production
May 19, 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 to Hold Session at World Pork Expo
May 13, 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 session, titled Voluntary Controlled...

Call for Student Abstracts: AASV 2016 Annual Meeting
May 13, 2015 — 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 New...

Save the Date: AASV Foundation Golf Outing August 20
May 13, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Mark your calendar! The popular AASV Foundation Golf Outing is set for Thursday, August 20 (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM) at the Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. This will be the foundation's second...

AVMA Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Panels
May 13, 2015 — Harry Snelson [News]
The AVMA is seeking volunteers to participate in an 18-month pilot project to evaluate a change in their current organizational structure that would reduce the number of councils and committees by...

CVB Amends Veterinary Biologics Regulations
May 13, 2015 —  [Practice]
The USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) is amending the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations (9 CFR Part 107.1) to require that veterinary biologics prepared under the veterinary practitioner...

Update on PRRS Activity in MN
May 13, 2015 —  [PRRS]
The recent number of outbreaks of PRRS reported in the N212 region of Minnesota has broken the epidemic threshold. This is the only area in the Midwest experiencing outbreaks of this magnitude at...

Stalls, Crates and Tail-docking Are Back on Europe's Hit-list
May 13, 2015 —  [Welfare]
Pigs have rocketed back to the top of the European Union animal welfare agenda, but this time led by a coalition of member countries rather than the usual vegetarian-cum-welfare lobby groups....

International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Congress
May 13, 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...

Register for OMS Training by May 15
May 12, 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...

Position Announcement: Senior Technical Support Manager, Swine
May 12, 2015 — DSM [Jobs]
DSM seeks a DVM to serve as Senior Technical Support Manager, Swine. The successful candidate will support the DSM sales team and provide technical support for assigned sales products including...

Position Announcement: Faculty Member in Swine Health and Production
May 12, 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 to Hold Session at World Pork Expo
May 6, 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 session, titled Voluntary Controlled...

Proposed Initiatives from the USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
May 6, 2015 —  [USDA]
In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan to guide future activities related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Action Plan...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Max Rodibaugh
May 6, 2015 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2015 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Max Rodibaugh considered "What veterinarians will do differently in the future" to conclude the...

OMS Slide Update and World Pork Expo Training
May 6, 2015 —  [Ind.]
For the fourth year in a row, U.S. pork exports eclipsed the $6 billion mark. In 2014, 4.803 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $6.674 billion were exported, up 2 percent and 10...

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Accepting Applications
May 6, 2015 —  [News]
The FY2015 VMLRP Request For Applications has been released and can be found on the NIFA website http://www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp. The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified...

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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