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Doc Tales
May 24, 2017 —  [OP-ED]
"I got a face full of rabies out of hole number 2." Dana Beckler summarizing Jeff Okones recounting his experience trying to take the brain out of a cow with a hose. It's a cautionary...
Doc Tales
May 17, 2017 —  [OP-ED]
First off, let me apologize for missing Doc Tales the last couple of weeks -- and boy did I hear about it! It seems to be a hit (at least among the fun crowd). I need some inspiration though, so if...
Are We being Hoodwinked Again?
October 21, 2015 — David Burch [OP-ED]
Danmap 2015 has just been published and have also found that ‘consumption of meat may currently be considered an insignificant source for the human infections’ of E. coli carrying Extended...
PED – Plenty of Blame to Go Around
May 21, 2014 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
[This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of JSHAP. I was encouraged to reprint it in e-Letter as well. Your comments are welcome.] Even as bad as it is, porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED)...
ISU & Spray Dried Plasma Producers Respond
January 13, 2010 —  [OP-ED]
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU CVM) and the North American Spray Dried Blood and Plasma Producers (NASDBPP) wish to submit a clarification statement regarding an article...
Screwworm Imported into Mississippi
October 3, 2007 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
USDA is reporting a case of new world screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in Mississippi in a dog imported from Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first occurrence of screwworm in the U.S. since 1982....
Some Observations Regarding the FMD Outbreak in the UK
September 26, 2007 — Harry Snelson [OP-ED]
As I've watched events unfold in England with regards to the recent Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak, I'm struck by a couple of issues that I think deserve further consideration as USDA and the...
Time for united position on animal welfare (commentary)
July 24, 2007 — Stanley Curtis, Temple Grandin and John McGlone [OP-ED]
The following is a commentary which appeared in the July 23rd issue of Feedstuffs regarding a common stance on farm animal welfare from three leading experts investigating these issues. I thought it...
McOrist and Done Report on Recent Visit to China
November 29, 2006 — Steven McOrist and Stan Done [OP-ED]
AASV members Dr. Steven McOrist and Dr. Stan Done recently visited several veterinary centers and farms in China. They provided the following article describing today's swine production in China and...
Opinion: The Veterinarian's Role in Residue Avoidance
August 2, 2006 — Bernie Curran, Steve Henry, Jim McKean, David Reeves, John Waddell [OP-ED]
Failure of the U.S. pork industry to understand and comply with changes in the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) recently announced by the Japanese Government poses a clear risk to the U.S. pork...

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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