Journal of Swine Health and Production

The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

January and February, 2020 Volume 28, Number 1

Table of Contents

President's message: The AASV Foundation: ensuring our future, creating a legacy
Nathan Winkelman

Executive Director's message: Swine Fever Exercise for Agriculture Response
Harry Snelson

Executive Editor's message: An Editor's Reflection
Terri O'Sullivan

Effects of oral administration of Bacillus subtilis C-3102 to nursing piglets on preweaning growth performance, fecal consistency, and fecal microbes
Menegat MB, DeRouchey JM, Woodworth JC, et al

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Diagnosis of Yersinia enterocolitica serovar O:9 in a commercial 2400-sow farm with false-positive Brucella suis serology using western blot, competitive ELISA, bacterial isolation, and whole genome sequencing
Free RA, Ladd M, Capsel R, et al
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Potential to export fresh pork in the event of an African swine fever outbreak in the United States
Roth JA
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News from the National Pork Board

  • Pork Checkoff works with DHS on ASF disinfectant study
  • Study: pork in foreign luggage poses high ASF risk
  • National Pork Board names two new vice presidents
  • Second Pig Welfare Symposium deemed success
  • Checkoff messages resonate with dietitians

AASV news

  • AASV engages FFA students at national convention
  • AASV committee leaders and Board of Directors meet
  • AASV forms new committee for early career veterinarians
  • AASV updates committee guidelines

AASV Foundation news

  • Scholarships available for members pursuing ACAW certification
  • Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship
  • How's your vision?
  • Debt relief scholarship available to young practitioners
  • Up to $60,000 research funding available; proposals due January 17

Advocacy in action: What does a successful audit look like?
Sherrie Webb

Vice-Presidential Candidate's messages:

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