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Public Health

An important part of the AASV mission is to advocate for science-based approaches to veterinary, industry, and public health issues. Swine veterinarians play a critical role in promoting and protecting public health every day. They ensure a safe food supply, conduct surveillance for emerging and zoonotic diseases, and promote responsible use of antibiotics.

AASV Resources

Human Health, Safety, and Well-being Committee

Influenza Committee

Zoonoses Prevention

Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Zoonotic influenza, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Toolkit to Prevent Zoonoses Associated with Animals in Public Settings, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians

Resource Repository for Influenza Education Among Youth in Agriculture from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Resource Database from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center at the University of Minnesota

Other Resources

Respiratory Fit Testing, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Hierarchy of Controls for implementing feasible and effective control measures for occupational hazards.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) One Health

USDA, One Health

World Organisation for Animal Health, One Health

Contacts

Find Your State: Public Health Department | Public Health Veterinarian | Animal Health Official 

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.