Veterinary Students Selected to Participate in 2020 Poster Competition

The AASV is pleased to announce the participants in the tenth annual Veterinary Student Poster Competition, sponsored by United Animal Health. The competition will be held Sunday, March 8, during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Based upon scores awarded in the judging of abstracts submitted for the AASV Student Seminar, the top 15 poster abstracts have been chosen for judging, out of the 39 that were selected for poster presentation at the meeting.

A panel of three judges will conduct a brief interview with each of the 15 students selected to participate, and will evaluate the students' posters at the meeting on Sunday morning, March 8. All posters will be available for viewing by the meeting attendees starting at noon on Sunday and continuing through Monday. The results of the poster competition will be announced during the AASV Luncheon on Monday, March 9. United Animal Health is sponsoring the following scholarship awards to the poster competitors:

1st place poster: $500
2nd & 3rd place: $400 each
4th, 5th, & 6th place: $300 each
7th-15th place: $200 each

The judging score sheet is available online at The following presentations have been selected for the competition:

  1. Tonsil scrapings for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus detection
    Heather Walker, Ohio State University

  2. Evaluating the detection of porcine circovirus type 3 in individual and pooled processing fluids before, during, and after sow herd vaccination
    Rachel Stika, Iowa State University

  3. Assessing the impact of organic matrices on the germicidal capability of UVC light chambers utilized on commercial swine farms
    Tyler Pieper, University of Illinois

  4. A comparison of sow fecal PRRS antibody levels to PRRS antibody levels measured in serum, colostrum, or milk samples
    Sam Baker, Iowa State University

  5. Application of time of fight cameras for sow lameness detection
    Matthew Boulanger, University of Pennsylvania

  6. Assessment of area spread of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae during aerosol acclimation of gilts
    Nicholas Benge, Iowa State University

  7. Analysis of porcine parvovirus maternal antibody decay in replacement gilts by hemagglutinin inhibition and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays
    Amanda Anderson, Iowa State University

  8. Comparison of control methods in gestating gilts to protect piglets from rotavirus type A and C
    William Boyd, Virginia-Maryland CVM

  9. Comparing processing fluid to serum for antibody detection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2), influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on commercial sow farms
    Brian Johnson, University of Illinois

  10. Environmental sampling for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and porcine delta coronavirus to emphasize the importance of biosecurity practices
    Calie Peterson, Iowa State University

  11. Comparison of tulathromycin vs. tilmicosin at placement in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus-positive pigs
    Krista Carroll, Iowa State University

  12. A post-partum glucocorticoid may reduce inflammation and improve sow lactation performance
    Yuqi Yan, Iowa State University

  13. Evaluation of temperature variation within tissue boxes during shipment
    Kris Kovach, Iowa State University

  14. Evaluation of the T-cell immune response of Prevacent PRRS® vaccinated pigs compared to non-vaccinated control following challenge with a wild type PRRSv strain
    Amberly Jergens, Iowa State University

  15. Pen-side comparison of biochemical, blood gas, and hematological analytes between two common clinical conditions and case-controls: nursed-off sows and individual fallback piglets
    Will Miller, Michigan State University