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ABVP Certifies Dr. Neumann in Swine Health Management
March 25, 2020 —  [News]
We are proud to announce that Dr. Eric Neumann, DVM MS PhD, of Mosgiel, New Zealand has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Swine...
COVID-19: 5 Things Your Farm Should Do Now
March 12, 2020 —  [News]
As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) makes its way into the U.S., are you prepared for some of the more likely scenarios that could impact your operation? [Source:
Connor Named IPPA Distinguished Service Award Winner
February 18, 2020 —  [News]
Joseph F. Connor, D.V.M., M.S., Carthage, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA). As a dedicated veterinarian, mentor and...
January Declared National One Health Awareness Month
January 10, 2020 —  [News]
On December 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution Senate Resolution 462 introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Martha McSally...
NPPC Response to January 5, 2020, 60 Minutes Story
January 7, 2020 —  [News]
In October 2019, journalist Lesley Stahl conducted an 80-minute interview with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The "60 Minutes" story...
Ramirez Named Assistant Dean
December 18, 2019 —  [News]
Dr. Alex Ramirez, AASV past-president and associate professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, has been appointed assistant dean of academic and student affairs effective Jan....
Jeremy Pittman, DVM, Joins SHIC Board of Directors
July 23, 2019 — Paul Sundberg [News]
Jeremy Pittman, DVM, has joined the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of Directors. Dr. Pittman is a staff veterinarian for Smithfield Hog Production - North Region. His responsibilities...
Resources for Those Affected by Flooding
March 27, 2019 —  [News]
If you or your clients are affected by flooding in the Midwest, you might find these resources compiled by Farm Journal's PORK helpful:
Stein Receives Foxcroft Lectureship Award
January 23, 2019 —  [News]
Dr. Tom Stein was named the 2019 Foxcroft Lectureship awardee during this year's Banff Pork Seminar. Each year one speaker attends the Banff Pork Seminar as part of the legacy of Dr. George Foxcroft,...
Canada Expected to Overtake U.S. in Japan
January 23, 2019 —  [News]
The Vice-President Technical Services and Marketing Programs with Canada Pork International says Canada is positioned to become the number one supplier of chilled pork to Japan in the coming year....
First Case of PEDv Discovered in Alberta
January 9, 2019 —  [News]
A 400-head hog operation in Alberta has contracted the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs. Alberta Pork is working closely with Alberta...
Look Out for Your Mate: Vets have Higher Mortality Rate
January 9, 2019 —  [News]
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinarians have a higher proportionate mortality ratio than the general population. Male...
Declaring Farm Visits in ASF Positive Countries to Customs
December 19, 2018 —  [News]
When returning to the United States after visiting a farm or being in contact with animals in a country (or countries) with African swine fever (ASF), or any other foreign animal disease, you should...

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