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Interested in Pursuing Graduate Education?
October 18, 2017 —  [News]
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has available two Fellowships, the Carlos Pijoan Fellowship and the Leman Fellowship to pursue a MS or PhD in the areas of swine production...
2017 Pork Powerhouse List Published
October 4, 2017 — Harry Snelson [News]
Successful Farming published the 2017 Pork Powerhouses list on October 2. The rankings within the annual list remained largely unchanged but overall sow numbers increased by 246,850 since 2016. For...
Oral Fluid ELISA Tests Funded
October 3, 2017 — Paul Sundberg [News]
Export markets play a big role in pork producers' profitability. The ability to show when the national herd has or has not been exposed to a pathogen will help to keep exports growing and viable....
SHIC’s US Swine Disease Monitoring System Underway
October 3, 2017 — Paul Sundberg [News]
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) is supporting a near real-time domestic swine disease monitoring system. The project will generate information useful for economic and animal health...
Federal Veterinarians at Work
September 20, 2017 —  [News]
When you think of the places where veterinarians work, you probably think of the animal hospital where you take your pet. Or maybe you think of a dairy farm. You probably don't think of the federal...
SHIC Reports PRRSv Diagnostic Progress in Uruguay
September 13, 2017 — Paul Sundberg [News]
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) continues to monitor emerging swine disease issues globally and reports the PRRSv strain discovered in sera of sows in five premises in Uruguay this July...
Vaccine Bank Needed To Protect Food, National Security
July 21, 2017 —  [News]
Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organizations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
FY 2018 House Agriculture Appropriations
July 12, 2017 —  [News]
On June 28, the FY 2018 House Agriculture Appropriations bill was passed out of the Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations by voice vote. [Source: NIFA Update, July 5, 2017] Key points:...
Ramirez Appointed Interim Assistant Dean
July 5, 2017 —  [News]
Dr. Alex Ramirez has been appointed Interim Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine effective June 1. In announcing the appointment,...
OMS World Pork Expo Training Success
June 28, 2017 —  [News]
More than 60 pig farmers and allied industry members took advantage of a full-range of Operation Main Street training courses June 6 through June 8 at World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Pork...
PACCARB Seeking Nominations
June 28, 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...
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,...
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,...

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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