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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...
Biosecurity Workshop
November 19, 2018 —  [News]
The recent spread of African Swine Fever in China has elevated the importance of biosecurity measures in reducing the risk of a domestic or foreign animal disease entering farms. Iowa Pork Industry...
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! ...

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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