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California’s Prop. 12 to Have Far-Reaching Impact
November 14, 2018 —  [News]
Another election season is in the books, and with it comes another attack on animal agriculture. [Source: National Hog Farmer, 11/07/2018, by Kevin Schulz] California voters approved Proposition 12,...
Stange, Switzer Awards Presented to Vet Med Alumni
November 7, 2018 —  [News]
Five alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine were honored during Homecoming activities with the Stange and Switzer Awards on Friday, Oct. 26. [Source: ISU Alumni News, October 26, 2018] The...
Ramirez Named Inaugural Schultz Professorship Recipient
November 7, 2018 — AASV Staff [News]
Please join AASV in congratulating immediate past president, Dr. Alex Ramirez, for being named the inaugural recipient of the Roy A. Schultz Professorship in Swine Medicine at Iowa State University! ...
Global Economic Impact of ASF Outbreak
October 31, 2018 — Harry Snelson [News]
African swine fever (ASF) is spreading throughout China, the world's leading producer and consumer of pork. China's hog prices have climbed 25 percent since July. Supply chain constraints, combined...
Affluent Effluent Possible for Piggeries
October 17, 2018 —  [News]
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 per cent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500...
Congress Fails to Pass Farm Bill
October 3, 2018 —  [News]
Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have not been able to reach an agreement on the farm bill due to differences over work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
Funeral Information for Dr. Michael Murtaugh
September 26, 2018 —  [News]
Professor Michael Murtaugh, PhD, passed away last Tuesday from complications related to his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 29 at...
KSU Posts Feed Ingredient FAQ
September 19, 2018 —  [News]
With the recent occurrences of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) and Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV) in countries important for U.S. trade, there have been many questions about how to best prevent...
Mecadox Shortage Predicted
September 12, 2018 —  [News]
Phibro Animal Health is investing in a new manufacturing facility dedicated to the production of Mecadox located within their existing FDA-approved production site in Israel. The transition from the...
Special Announcement: ASF in China
August 8, 2018 — Paul Sundberg [News]
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in China. First identified on August 1st, the outbreak was located in the northeast, in the city Shenyang, district of Shenbei New, in...
Grooms Named Dean of Iowa State Veterinary College
August 1, 2018 —  [News]
Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, has been appointed the next Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary...
CAST Issues Paper on Genome Editing in Agriculture
July 9, 2018 —  [News]
Twentieth-century advances in plant and animal breeding did much to help meet the increasing food, fiber, feed, and fuel needs of an expanding world. But continued population growth, resource...

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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