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Changes in Service Availability for International Health Certificates
August 19, 2015 —  [USDA]
As an accredited veterinarian you are participating in a critical element of US trade with the world. While it might not be obvious that livestock or pets traveling internationally is “trade”,...

APHIS Adopts Feral Swine Damage Management Program
August 12, 2015 —  [USDA]
Due to the growing threats from feral swine, Congress has appropriated funds and directed APHIS to implement a national program to manage feral...

Message from the APHIS Administrator about Avian Influenza Response
June 21, 2015 —  [USDA]
Right now, hundreds of veterinarians from my Agency are working around the clock to help egg and turkey producers battle a severe outbreak of avian influenza that has affected 50 million of their...

APHIS Administrator Announces Launch of New Customer Service Call Center
June 17, 2015 —  [USDA]
As part of our commitment to being a customer-focused Agency, APHIS is launching a new, toll-free number to make it easier for stakeholders like you and members of the public to locate Agency...

Proposed Initiatives from the USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
May 6, 2015 —  [USDA]
In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan to guide future activities related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Action Plan...

NAFTA at 20 Report: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture
February 11, 2015 —  [USDA]
This report examines the integration of North America’s agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented in 1994. NAFTA has had a profound...

APHIS Strategic Plan 2015
February 3, 2015 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently released its five year strategic plan. The document outlines how the agency plans to achieve its mission to safeguard the...

PDCoV Retrospective Study
August 13, 2014 — Dr. Brian McCluskey [USDA]
APHIS supported retrospective testing for porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) at three NAHLN laboratories. The USDA Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) has completed the preliminary...

Research Goals for the APHIS National Feral Swine Damage Management Program
July 16, 2014 —  [USDA]
This Spring, APHIS kicked-off the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program. The effort will help states deal with rapidly expanding feral swine populations that cause $1.5 billion in annual...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
June 4, 2014 —  [USDA]
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the release of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Request for Applications (RFA) at...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
May 14, 2014 —  [USDA]
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the release of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Request for Applications (RFA) at...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers
April 23, 2014 —  [USDA]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 18, 2014 that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
April 23, 2014 —  [USDA]
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the release of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Request for Applications (RFA) at...

USDA Announces $20 Million Effort to Reduce Damage Caused by Feral Swine
April 2, 2014 —  [USDA]
Undersecretary for USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos announced today that USDA is kicking off a national effort to reduce the devastating damage caused by feral, or free ranging,...

USDA Produces Pig Health TV Feature
September 25, 2013 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a video interview with researcher Dr Joan Lunney discussing the role of vaccination and immunity in establishing and maintaining pig health. The video...

USDA Swine Influenza Factsheet
July 24, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA APHIS Veterinary Service has published an Influenza A factsheet. The factsheet contains basic information about Influenza A virus in swine and a Question and Answer section on the Swine...

Shea Appointed APHIS Administrator
June 25, 2013 —  [USDA]
Kevin Shea was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on June 18, 2013, after serving as Acting Administrator since June...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
June 19, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
June 5, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

Kehrli Named NADC Director
May 22, 2013 —  [USDA]
AASV member Dr. Marcus Kehrli has been named the Center Director for the National Animal Disease Center (NADC), in Ames, Iowa. He replaces acting Center Director Diana Whipple, Deputy Center...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
May 15, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

High-Consequence Animal Diseases Factsheet
May 8, 2013 —  [USDA]
As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) safeguarding mission, the agency has prepared a factsheet that explains the criteria used to...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
May 1, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

Volunteer for APHIS National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps
April 3, 2013 —  [USDA]
In 2001, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) to respond...

USDA Publishes Final Traceability Rule
January 9, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has published the final rule amending the regulations to establish minimum national official identification and documentation requirements for the...

USDA Finalizes Traceability Rule
December 26, 2012 —  [USDA]
On Thursday, December 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. Under...

The Second Phase of the NAHMS Swine 2012 Study begins September 10th
September 5, 2012 —  [USDA]
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has completed phase 1 of the NAHMS Swine 2012 study. Names of participating producers have been turned over to USDA’s Veterinary Services...

NAHMS 2012 Swine Study Kicks Off
July 25, 2012 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has begun the Swine 2012 Study this month (July 2012). This is the fifth national swine study done to date during which NAHMS will take an...

USDA APHIS Celebrates 40 Years of Public Service
May 23, 2012 —  [USDA]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) celebrated the agency’s 40th anniversary on May 16. While APHIS’ program activities and responsibilities have grown and evolved since the...

USDA Estimates Number of U.S. Swine Operations, Farms
March 14, 2012 —  [USDA]
The number of U.S. operations with hogs in 2011 totaled 69,100, unchanged from 2010. Operations with 2,000 or more head accounted for 87 percent of the inventory, according to a USDA annual report on...

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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