Journal of Swine Health and Production

September and October, 2008

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Getting a closer look

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Dr Alex Ramirez

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

President’s message: Unintended consequences

From the Executive Director: Skills

From the Executive Editor: Statistical tests for non-normally distributed data

Oregano oil and multi-component carbohydrases as alternatives to antimicrobials in nursery diets 238
Ragland D, Stevenson D, Hill MA
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Detection of porcine parvovirus in the follicular fluid of abattoir pigs 244
Pogranichniy R, Lee K, Machaty Z
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Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis following unexpected Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnosis in a gilt multiplication herd 247
Harding JCS
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Needle-free injection technology in swine: Progress toward vaccine efficacy and pork quality 254
Chase CCL, Daniels CS, Garcia R, et al
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News from the National Pork Board:

  • Seroprevalence of Salmonella, Toxoplasma, and Trichinella in pigs raised under different production systems
  • Online database in the fight against respiratory disease
  • PRRS research update
  • Worker Safety Reporting Database

AASV news:

  • AASV “Advanced Techniques” conference offers small-group learning opportunities
  • Industrial Partners submissions due October 1
  • Call for papers – AASV 2009 Student Seminar and veterinary student scholarships
  • Former AASV Executive Secretary dies
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in swine veterinarians: Results from AASV member survey
  • Nominate outstanding colleagues for AASV awards!
  • Extra-label drug use revisited
  • AVMA CEO comments on livestock welfare: The time for evolution is now

Advocacy in action: AASV leadership visits DC

Straight talk: Recent graduates give AASV feedback

Also in the print edition:

The Journal of Swine Health and Production is published by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the endorsement, official attitude, or position of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Journal of Swine Health and Production, or any Industry Support Council member. The Journal of Swine Health and Production is a refereed publication and is a benefit of membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.