Journal of Swine Health and Production

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Cover Photo

In an Iowa finisher barn

Photo courtesy of Tina Smith

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

President’s message: An attitude of service…
“There is no proxy for hard work, but long gone are the days when hard work alone will seal one’s financial success”
Matt Anderson, DVM

Executive Director’s message: External forces
“Today the reality of pork production is beset with a number of external forces that are coming to bear on producers and veterinarians.”
Tom Burkgren, DVM

Executive Editor’s message: The peer-review process
“The length of time from submission to publication depends on many things.”
Terri O’Sullivan, DVM, PhD

Evaluation of three enzyme immunoassays and toxigenic culture for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated enteritis in piglets
Silva ROS, Guedes RMC, Silva MX, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

A case of exudative epidermitis in a young wild boar from a Spanish game estate
Risco Pérez D, Fernández-Llario P, Velarde R, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

Monitoring for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae before and after a partial depopulation program using a typing scheme based on the polyserine repeat motif of p146
Tamiozzo P, Lucchesi PMA, Ambrogi A
(PDF PDF version available)

Preliminary study of the effect of sow washing, as performed on the farm, on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin status and strain diversity
Verhegghe M, Crombé F, De Man I, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

News from the National Pork Board

  • Pork Checkoff increases PEDV research funding
  • Checkoff consolidates PEDV research information
  • Checkoff research addresses penicillin withdrawal
  • New food-service study shows pork is fastest-selling protein
  • Tracking safety data protects workers
  • Checkoff Swine Health Committee visits Plum Island
  • New PEDV biosecurity guidelines for manure handling and hauling available

AASV news

  • Applicants sought for alternate student delegate on AASV Board of Directors
  • AASV awards nominations due December 16
  • What’s the latest on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus?
  • Avoiding penicillin G residues requires extended withdrawal

AASV Annual Meeting Program
(link is to the latest information from

AASV Foundation news

  • AASV Foundation hosts another record-setting event
  • AASV Foundation earmarks $60,000 for research in 2014
  • Bigger and better in Texas? You bet!
  • Donate an item for the auction by December 2
  • Raffle ticket, anyone?
  • Volunteer

Advocacy in action: Penicillin G residues
“… detection of much lower levels of drug than when penicillin was approved many decades ago.”
Harry Snelson, DVM

Classified Advertising: Faculty position in diagnostic pathology

Thank you, reviewers

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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.