Veterinary Students Selected to Participate in Poster Competition

The AASV is pleased to announce the participants in the third annual Veterinary Student Poster Competition, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. The competition will be held Sunday, March 3, during the 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego. 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 53 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 3. 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 Boehringer-Ingelheim-sponsored AASV Luncheon on Monday, March 4. Boehringer-Ingelheim is providing the following 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 scoresheet is available online at The following presentations have been selected for the competition:

A clinical study evaluating prevalence of PCV2 viremia in the breeding herd
Daniel Boykin, North Carolina State University
Swine influenza surveillance using FluDETECT® test kit
Stacy Brussell, University of Minnesota
Pharmacokinetic assessment of ceftiofur hydrochloride in pigs challenged with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Streptococcus suis
Deanne Day, Iowa State University
Hypocalcemia and calcium gluconate use in sows at parturition
Alexander Hintz, University of Wisconsin
Two whole-herd vaccinations as mitigation of influenza virus in breed-to-wean farms
Levi Johnson, Iowa State University
The effects of lidocaine and meloxicam on piglets during and post-castration
Michelle Lam, University of Guelph
A retrospective study of the prevalence of OmpA-RFLP patterns among U.S. field strains of Haemophilus parasuis as correlated to clinical signs and serotype
Dana Lembke, Iowa State University
Oral fluids collection in loose-housed gestating sows
Amy Martell, University of Pennsylvania
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Use of buffered Swiffer cloth to asses the risk of PRRS virus spread by employees and fomites during warm weather
Brittney McLamb, North Carolina State University
Oral fluids sample collection and post-collection processing to enhance porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus sequencing as applied in an area regional control program
Shonna Parker, University of Tennessee
Investigating the genetic variability of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains circulating within a swine production system
Kalie Pettit, University of Minnesota
Effects of alternative farrowing systems on sow productivity and piglet growth and mortality
Shawna Rossini, University of Pennsylvania
Work in progress: Improved PCRs for oral fluids
Marisa Rotolo, Iowa State University
A serial study to determine piglet vaccination age based on maternal antibody decay, time of infection and potential aerosolization of Mycoplasma hyorhinis
Ethan Spronk, University of Minnesota
Evaluation of sleep-wake cycle and behavioral indicators of REM in gestating sows
Kathryn Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania