AASV Announces Student Poster Competition Awardees

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) provided an opportunity for 15 veterinary students to compete for awards in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition. Newport Laboratories sponsored the competition, offering awards totaling $4000.

On the basis of scores received in the original judging of abstracts submitted for the AASV Student Seminar, the top 15 abstracts not selected for oral presentation at the annual meeting were eligible to compete in the poster competition. A panel of three AASV practitioners interviewed the competing students and scored their posters to determine the scholarship awards.

Newport Laboratories announced the following awards during the AASV Luncheon on March 5th.

$500 scholarship: Jordan Gebhardt, Kansas State University - Top student poster entitled "Medium chain fatty acids improve growth and alter fecal microbial populations in nursery pigs."

$400 scholarships: Jewell Bremer, North Carolina State University; Taylor Homann, University of Minnesota.

$300 scholarships: Jenna Scott, North Carolina State University; Brent Sexton, Iowa State University; Rachel Stika, Iowa State University.

$200 scholarships: Kayla Castevens, North Carolina State University; Laura Constance, Kansas State University; Kayla Henness, University of Illinois; Jamie Madigan, North Carolina State University; Elizabeth Noblett, North Carolina State University; Shelby Perkins, University of Missouri; Abigail Ruane, Iowa State University; Rachel Schulte, Iowa State University; Jonathan Tubbs, Auburn University.

In addition to the poster competition awards, each student poster participant received a $250 travel stipend from Zoetis and the AASV.