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USDA Enhances ASF Surveillance Efforts
May 16, 2019 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan. As part of this plan, the Animal and...
USDA Announces Strategic Plan
December 5, 2018 —  [USDA]
[Editor's note: The following is a letter to USDA stakeholders from Mr. Kevin Shea, USDA APHIS Administrator.] On any given day, APHIS employees are working on many fronts to respond to pest and...
USDA Scientist Receives Daniel E. Salmon Award
November 19, 2018 —  [USDA]
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist Manuel Borca is the recipient of the 2018 Daniel E. Salmon Award for critical contributions to protecting world animal health against infectious...
USDA Lifts Restrictions on Some Pork Imports from Poland
October 25, 2018 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has agreed to lift restrictions on imports of some fresh and frozen pork from Poland that were put in...
USDA Veterinary Services Announces Reorganization
October 17, 2018 —  [USDA]
Even though the USDA Veterinary Services underwent a significant reorganization in 2013, Dr. Jack Shere, Deputy Administrator of Veterinary Services, recently announced another restructuring of the...
NAHLN Quarterly Newsletter Released
March 28, 2018 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
The latest update from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network was released on March 18, 2018 and can be accessed here:...
USDA Influenza Surveillance Report Published
March 21, 2018 —  [USDA]
The FY 2018 1st quarter IAV-S report, covering October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, has been posted to the USDA Monitoring and Surveillance website. The report can be accessed at...
USDA Influenza Surveillance Report Published
January 31, 2018 —  [USDA]
The FY 2017 4th quarter IAV-S report has been posted to the USDA Monitoring and Surveillance website. The report can be accessed at swinehealthmonitoringsurveillance"...
APHIS Recognizes Mexico as Free of Classical Swine Fever
January 12, 2018 —  [USDA]
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is recognizing Mexico as free of classical swine fever (CSF). At the request of Mexico's...
Testing for Senecavirus A in Biological Products
December 27, 2017 —  [USDA]
At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), a biologics company reported SVA contamination in two lots of porcine-derived trypsin. The identification was...
USDA Recognizes FY 2017 Presidential Rank Awards Winners
December 20, 2017 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today recognized three of its talented employees for being honored as FY 2017 Presidential Rank Awards winners. Jere L. Dick of the Animal and Plant Health...
Feral Swine in the US
November 8, 2017 —  [USDA]
Feral swine are not native to the Americas. They were first brought to the United States in the 1500s by early explorers and settlers as a source of food. Free-range livestock management practices...
FY2017 3rd Quarter IAV-S Surveillance Report Published
August 22, 2017 —  [USDA]
Since October 2010, the USDA, in cooperation with State and industry partners, has conducted voluntary surveillance for Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) in the US. The program tests samples...

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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