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Animal Care & Handling Conference October 16-17
August 29, 2014 — AASV Staff [Conf.]
The American Meat Institute Foundation announces that the Animal Care & Handling Conference for the Food Industry will be held October 16-17 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri....

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act: Major Victory for AVMA, Profession
August 28, 2014 —  [Practice]
The AVMA is elated to announce that President Obama has signed into law the long-awaited Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to provide complete medical care to their...

Mathematical Modeling of Influenza A Virus Dynamics within Swine Farms and the Effects of Vaccination
August 28, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Influenza A virus infections are widespread in swine herds across the world. Influenza negatively affects swine health and production, and represents a significant threat to public health due to the...

PEDv Update – August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
Weekly aggregate update of new cases. Starting with the report for diagnostics conducted during the week of 6/17/13, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) has taken over collecting...

GlobalVetLINK acquires HIMS software
August 27, 2014 —  [News]
In a technology acquisition on July 23, GlobalVetLINK (GVL) gained an established software solution called Health Information Management System (HIMS) from Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd. (CVS)....

Feed Industry Responds to PEDv Study
August 27, 2014 —  [News]
"The American Feed Industry Association strongly supports research that provides accurate information pertaining to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, a challenge currently facing U.S. swine...

Swine-to-Human Transmission of Influenza A(H3N2) Virus at Agricultural Fairs, Ohio, USA, 2012
August 27, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Agricultural fairs provide an opportunity for bidirectional transmission of influenza A viruses. We sought to determine influenza A virus activity among swine at fairs in the United States. As part...

USDA Hosting International SECD Meeting
August 27, 2014 —  [Conf.]
If you’re a pork producer or veterinarian interested in learning more about the federal government’s role in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), you may be interested in an international...

African Swine Fever in the EU so Far: 7 Farms Affected
August 27, 2014 —  [FAD]
An up-to-date recap of all African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in the European Union shows that seven farms have so far been affected with the virus. [Source: PigProgress.net] All 88 outbreaks...

Swine Mineral Requirements to be Reevaluated
August 27, 2014 —  [Nutr.]
Is there a shift coming in pig mineral nutrition? According to one swine nutrition expert, change is inevitable – and overdue. [Source: PorkNetwork News Source, 8/26/2014] “Trace minerals are often...

Registration Opens for NIAA Antibiotics Symposium
August 27, 2014 —  [Conf.]
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “Antibiotic resistance: Moving forward through shared stewardship. Registration now...

IIAD Announces an Open Call for Proposals
August 27, 2014 —  [Research]
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies...

People on the Move: Dr. Andrea Hanson
August 26, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Andrea Hanson, PhD, recently accepted a position as Director of Research at SVC-Research in Saint Peter, Minnesota. Hanson will coordinate, develop, and implement applied research protocols...

People on the Move: Dr. Gil Patterson
August 26, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Dr. Gil Patterson recently joined the University of Minnesota as a Veterinary Public Health and Preventative Medicine Resident. The residency program provides training for veterinarians in public...

Position Announcement: Veterinarian, US Pork Technical Services
August 26, 2014 — Zoetis [Jobs]
Zoetis, the leading animal health company, seeks a veterinarian with at least 3 years of swine-related practice and/or production system experience. The successful candidate is to be located in the...

Position Announcement: Director of Producer and Public Health
August 26, 2014 — National Pork Board [Jobs]
The National Pork Board, located in Clive, IA, is seeking a dynamic person to act as our Director of Producer and Public Health. This position will be responsible for the development and...

Position Announcement: Health Services Veterinarian - Mexico
August 26, 2014 — PIC [Jobs]
PIC is seeking a Health Services Veterinarian, to be located in Queretaro, Mexico. The successful candidate will report to the Latin America Health Services Manager, and will be responsible for...

PEDv Update – August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
The NAHLN was unable to provide AASV with the weekly update in time to meet our Wednesday deadline. The weekly New Case Report will be posted on the AASV web site as soon as we receive...

AASV Membership Survey
August 20, 2014 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV needs your help. We are surveying our members to determine how to better serve you and develop programming that meets your needs. We want to understand how you use and value the resources we...

USDA Announces ASF/FMD Surveillance Pilot Project
August 20, 2014 —  [FAD]
The main purpose of this pilot surveillance system is to initiate a 12 month test phase to identify potential issues that may arise before implementation of a fully developed swine Foreign Animal...

CRWAD Call for Abstracts Announcement
August 20, 2014 —  [Conf.]
The 2014 CRWAD Meeting will be held December 7 - 9, at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will begin with the Researchers Reception, Sunday evening. The...

Study: Flu Viruses can Quickly Evolve, Gain Transmissibility in Pigs
August 20, 2014 —  [Research]
In a study designed to simulate how the pandemic 2009 influenza (pH1N1) virus might have evolved, researchers say it took only nine passages in pigs for a virus to gain "greatly enhanced...

Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk
August 20, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App...

Evidence of Infectivity of Airborne Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Detection of Airborne Viral RNA at Long Distances from Infected Herds
August 20, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) spread rapidly after being diagnosed in the USA in April 2013. In this study we assessed whether PEDV could become airborne and if so, whether the virus was...

Mixing Litters Prior to Weaning Affects Piglet Behaviour
August 20, 2014 —  [Practice]
Mixing litters of piglets prior to weaning may be beneficial from a welfare perspective, combined Australian and Scottish research suggests. [Source: PigProgress.net, by Vincent ter Beek Aug 19,...

National Pork Board Examines International Marketing Opportunities
August 20, 2014 —  [News]
The goal of a new study is to explore approaches to help U.S. pork meet growing international consumer demand. The National Pork Board has announced a new study that will explore alternatives for...

Swine Vets, Researchers Encouraged to Submit Proposals for BIVI PRRS Research Awards
August 20, 2014 —  [PRRS]
Since 2003, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) has contributed more than $900,000 through its Advancement in PRRS Research Awards to fund 37 selected research programs. According to...

Position Announcement: Health Services Veterinarian - Mexico
August 19, 2014 — PIC [Jobs]
PIC is seeking a Health Services Veterinarian, to be located in Queretaro, Mexico. The successful candidate will report to the Latin America Health Services Manager, and will be responsible for...

PEDv Update – August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014 —  [An.H.]
The NAHLN was unable to provide AASV with the weekly update in time to meet our Wednesday deadline. The weekly New Case Report will be posted on the AASV web site as soon as we receive it....

AASV Membership Survey
August 13, 2014 — Harry Snelson [AASV]
The AASV needs your help. We are surveying our members to determine how to better serve you and develop programming that meets your needs. We want to understand how you use and value the resources we...

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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