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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers
April 23, 2014 —  [USDA]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 18, 2014 that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA...

Interactive Effects of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles and Housing System on Reproductive Performance and Longevity of Sows Over Three Reproductive Cycles
April 23, 2014 —  [Abs.]
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the interactive effects of dietary distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in sow diets and housing systems on reproductive performance and longevity....

Comparison of Organic and Inorganic Zinc Sources to Maximize Growth and Meet the Zinc Needs of the Nursery Pig
April 23, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Zinc is the trace element involved in more biological functions than any other micromineral in the nutrition of the newly weaned pig. Its role in growth via protein synthesis and antioxidant defense...

Swine Traceability Expected to Provide Advantages in Animal Disease Response, Food Safety and Market Access
April 23, 2014 —  [News]
The introduction of Swine Traceability is expected to give Canada's pork industry an advantage in terms of animal disease response, food safety and market access. Under changes to Canada's Health of...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
April 23, 2014 —  [USDA]
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the release of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Request for Applications (RFA) at...

GlobalVetLINK to Present Veterinary Feed Directive, GFI 209 and Digital Documentation Webinar
April 23, 2014 —  [Practice]
GlobalVetLINK® (GVL) is hosting a webinar, Guidance for Industry 209: The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals and Digital Documentation, on May 6th at...

Lilly announces agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health
April 23, 2014 —  [News]
Eli Lilly and Company has announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal...

Canada: Funds Provided to Protect Hog Barns from PEDv
April 23, 2014 —  [International]
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $200,000 in funding, to be matched by Sask Pork, for a contingency fund to help Saskatchewan’s hog...

Make a Difference!
April 23, 2014 — 
AASV members like Drs. Rick Tubbs, Craig Rowles, Amy Woods, Jeff Harker, Peggy Anne Hawkins, and Gene Nemechek - to name just a few of the 75 veterinarians participating in Operation Main Street -...

Short Course Announcement
April 23, 2014 —  [News]
Iowa State University is sponsoring a short course entitled DISEASE GENETICS: FROM CONCEPTS TO UTILISATION to be held June 2-6, 2014. The course will be led by Dr. Steve Bishop, Professor of Animal...

Position Announcement: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Serology Section
April 23, 2014 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University invites nominations and applications for a full-time clinical-track or...

Position Announcement: Staff Veterinarian (Revised)
April 22, 2014 — The Maschhoffs [Jobs]
The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the US, is seeking a full time Staff Veterinarian in Iowa. Job Overview The BTW/WTM Herd Veterinarian is responsible for supporting...

AASV Members: Seminar Proceedings Online
April 17, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Were you aware that the proceedings papers from the AASV pre-conference seminars are available for AASV members to access online in the Swine Information Library? Even if you weren't able to attend...

Dr Jim McKean Passes Away
April 16, 2014 — Harry Snelson [News]
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sudden passing of Dr Jim McKean. There will be a visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 21 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. A...

PEDv Update – April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
Ontario: No new clinical cases reported. Better Farming magazine has an interview with Dr. Greg Douglas regarding the small number of truckers that are not adequately washing their vehicles...

Science and Excellence in Swine Production – IPVS Cancun 2014
April 16, 2014 —  [Conf.]
It is with great pleasure that the organizing committee of the 23rd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress 2014 (IPVS 2014) invites you to participate in our meeting that will be held from...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: John Clifford
April 16, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2014 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. John R. Clifford's Monday General Session presentation focused onthe efforts of the USDA in the...

Pork CRC Pointers For Successful Sow Group Housing
April 16, 2014 —  [Welfare]
Australian pork producers and sows in their care are successfully transitioning to group housing as part of the concerted efforts to produce high integrity Australian pork and appropriately...

FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of 16 Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 16, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw...

Collaborative Efforts to Promote the Judicious Use of Medically-Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production in Canada
April 16, 2014 —  [International]
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues to...

Leman Conference Accepting Abstracts
April 16, 2014 —  [Conf.]
The organizers of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference are now accepting scientific abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, July 11. This year’s process is slightly different than...

Animal-based Research for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) Request for Proposals 2014
April 16, 2014 —  [Research]
The National Pork Board has issued its targeted call for research proposals addressing targeted issues associated with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV). Please note, this is an emergency RFP with a...

Cargill Gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDV Feed Research
April 16, 2014 —  [Research]
As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the United States nears, the National Pork Board continues to build an arsenal of information based on its...

Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry
April 16, 2014 — Ames, Iowa [Conf.]
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. Regional,...

2014 National Pork Board Internship Program
April 16, 2014 —  [Ind.]
The National Pork Board is seeking candidates to apply for the 2014 internship program. Intern positions are available in the following departments: Producer Services/Outreach, Communications,...

Position Announcement: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Serology Section
April 16, 2014 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University invites nominations and applications for a full-time clinical-track or...

Position Announcement: Staff Veterinarian (REVISED)
April 15, 2014 — The Maschhoffs [Jobs]
The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the US, is seeking a full time Staff Veterinarian in Iowa. Job Overview The BTW/WTM Herd Veterinarian is responsible for supporting...

People on the Move: Dr. Eric Neumann
April 14, 2014 —  [AASV]
Effective April 17, Dr Eric Neumann is resigning from his position at Massey University. He will be remaining in New Zealand in order to expand his international consulting work on projects related...

PEDv Update – April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
The latest New Case Report was not available at press time. I will upload the information to the AASV PEDv web page as soon as it becomes available....

Update on Pain Mitigation in Swine; Lidocaine Use
April 9, 2014 — Harry Snelson [Gov.]
Since our article discussing this topic appeared in e-Letter (Pain Mitigation, March 26), there have been a couple of significant events that I wanted to bring to your attention. First, we received a...

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Category abbreviations: AASV=Membership information, announcements, and other information from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Abs.=Abstracts from journal articles of general interest to swine veterinarians.; ALERT=Used to create email alerts; An.H.=Animal Health; Conf.=Conference announcements and other continuing education opportunities; FAD="Foreign" Animal Disease and other news most significant to regions outside of North America.; Food=Food Safety; Gov.=Information about legislation, regulations, and rulemaking that may affect the swine industry or swine veterinarians.; Hum.H.=Human health; Ind.=News from the pork industry, including NPPC and Pork Board activities.; International=Information regarding swine health and production internationally.; Jobs=Position announcements, primarily seeking swine veterinarians.; Meet=Provides a short synopsis of meetings of importance to swine veterinarians.; News=Agriculture related news events.; Nutr.=Swine nutrition; OP-ED=Opinion or editorial articles expressing the thoughts of individual Association members.; Pharm.=Pharmaceuticals and biologicals; PRRS=Articles from the AASV PRRS Task Force; Practice=Information associated with practice management or development.; Research=Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians.; Students=Information of interest to AASV student members.; USDA=US Dept. of Agriculture activities of interest to swine veterinarians.; Welfare=Animal welfare issues