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Showing only stories from the Research category: Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians. -- show all categories

BIVI Announces Changes to Research Award Program
November 18, 2015 —  [Research]
Over the course of 12 years and $1 million in research awards, the Respiratory Disease Research Board (formerly the PRRS Research Review Board), with financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim...
Researchers Invent Oral Vaccine Platform to Combat PCV2
October 28, 2015 —  [Research]
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have developed an oral vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) based on the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [Source:
SVV Oral Fluids Testing Sheds Light on Distribution
September 16, 2015 —  [Research]
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently funded the veterinary diagnostic labs at ISU and UMN to test oral fluid samples for Senecavirus A (SVV). AASV, NPB and NPPC joined SHIC and the...
Lack of Knowledge on Animal Disease Leaves Humans at Risk
July 22, 2015 —  [Research]
Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about...
Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Pigs Researched
July 15, 2015 —  [Research]
Nearly £5M has been awarded to two flagship research projects into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in one of the largest UK public grant investments in this area, according to the Medical Research...
A Lifetime of Viruses
June 21, 2015 —  [Research]
Scientists devise an antibody-based test that can generate a person’s complete “viral history” with just one drop of blood. [AASV e-Letter Editor’s note: If perfected, could this technology change...
Design a Broad-protection PRRS Vaccine
April 8, 2015 —  [Research]
All current commercial PRRS vaccines are formulated using natural PRRSV strains and are not adequately effective for PRRS control and eradication. This project proposed to develop a PRRSV vaccine...
Disinfectant Expands Options to Fight PEDV
March 11, 2015 —  [Research]
Pork producers have another tool in their battle against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) - accelerated hydrogen peroxide® (AHP®) disinfectant, sold under the brand name Accel®. This comes from...
Researchers Target Specific Strains of Brachyspira
February 25, 2015 —  [Research]
Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are working to identify the most effective antimicrobials for treating specific strains of brachyspira. [Source:, February 24, 2015]...
Vaccines Help Control Respiratory Disease in Swine
February 3, 2015 —  [Research]
Recently published veterinary research at Iowa State University shows that influenza vaccines administered in the upper respiratory system of pigs are more effective in some key respects than...
National Pork Board’s Research Database
January 7, 2015 — Harry Snelson [Research]
Over the years, the National Pork Board has funded millions of dollars of research to benefit the swine industry through the Pork Checkoff program. Keeping up with the progress of all these research...

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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