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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...

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...

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: Staff Veterinarian
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 Under general supervision, the Staff Veterinarian will serve as a...

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...

People on the Move: Dr. Grant Weaver
April 9, 2014 —  [AASV]
Dr. Grant Weaver recently joined MVP Laboratories, Inc. as Technical Services Veterinarian. In his field-based role, Dr. Weaver will be located in Sheldon, Iowa, to provide technical support for...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Jer Geiger
April 9, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The next of the 2013 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Jer Geiger is "Watching the eastern horizon" for foreign animal disease and in the Monday...

Increased Dietary Fibre Helps Reduce Hunger Related Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
April 9, 2014 —  [Nutr.]
A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports boosting the fibre content of the diets fed to group housed sows during gestation can help reduce levels of hunger related aggression. Under the...

PEDv in Canada – Update April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 — Doug MacDougald [An.H.]
The one case in each of Manitoba, Quebec and PEI are being successfully contained and no new cases are reported other than in Ontario. This remains a great news story and a message to...

Detection and Genetic Analysis of Porcine Bocavirus in Different Swine Herds in North Central China
April 9, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Porcine Bocavirus (PBoV) has been reported to be associated with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome and pneumonia in pigs. In this study, a survey was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of...

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Short Course Announcement
April 9, 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...

PEDv Update – April 2, 2014
April 2, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
Arkansas has implemented import regulation changes on pigs entering the state, according to Delta Farm Press. Any pigs being brought into Arkansas must be inspected by a veterinarian followed by a...

Position Announcement: Faculty Position in Diagnostic Pathology
April 2, 2014 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track or full-time...

AASV Annual Meeting Video: Mark Engle
April 2, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The second of the 2014 AASV Annual Meeting presentations is now available to watch online. Dr. Mark Engle gave the Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture, "The PED challenge: Application of our veterinary...

Impact of Ractopamine Hydrochloride on Growth, Efficiency, and Carcass Traits of Finishing Pigs in a Three-Phase Marketing Strategy
April 2, 2014 —  [Abs.]
The objectives were to determine the effects of ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) in a 3-phase marketing strategy. One thousand seven hundred forty pigs were used in 80 single-sex pens in 2 blocks....

Effect of Cross-Fostering and Oral Supplementation with Colostrums on Performance of Newborn Piglets
April 2, 2014 —  [Abs.]
The aim of the experiment was to study the effect on litter performance of two oral supplementation strategies on piglets born weighing 1.35 kg or less (SP; CON: no oral supplementation; COL:...

USDA Announces $20 Million Effort to Reduce Damage Caused by Feral Swine
April 2, 2014 —  [USDA]
Undersecretary for USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos announced today that USDA is kicking off a national effort to reduce the devastating damage caused by feral, or free ranging,...

Arkansas Implements Import Regulations for PEDv
April 2, 2014 —  [Practice]
Prompted by the quick spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), Arkansas has joined the growing list of states that have implemented import regulation changes on pigs entering the state,...

Complete Sequence of Swine Deltacoronavirus
April 2, 2014 —  [News]
The University of Minnesota has released a complete swine deltacoronavirus (SDCV) genome (strain SDCV/USA/Illinois121/2014, GenBank accession number KJ481931). Since only 3 SDCV sequences are...

Swine DeltaCoronavirus
April 2, 2014 —  [An.H.]
As of March 14, 2014, the Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) has diagnosed Swine DeltaCoronavirus (SDCV) in samples from six Ontario pig farms. This pathogen was detected as a result of follow up testing...

Livestock Industry Mourns the Loss of Scott Hurd
April 2, 2014 —  [News]
Scott Hurd was a veterinarian, a civil servant, a university professor and a strong industry voice on livestock issues including antibiotics use in food animals and animal welfare. He died last week...

People on the Move: Dr. Pablo Moreno
April 2, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Effective April 6, Dr. Pablo Moreno will begin work for the Miratorg Company in the Russian Federation as the main veterinarian for their swine production subdivision. He will also be working as a...

PEDv Update – March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 — Harry Snelson [An.H.]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Center has provided guidelines for submitting PEDv samples to the lab for PED diagnostics.KSU provided a link to a suggested protocol for feed...

Pain Mitigation
March 26, 2014 — Harry Snelson [Welfare]
The interest in responding to concerns about finding a way to provide swine farmers with a mechanism to mitigate pain associated with castration and tail docking has led veterinarians to consider the...

Foundation Awards $60,000 to Researchers
March 26, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Foundation’s annual luncheon in Dallas, Texas, foundation president Dr Daryl Olsen announced the selection of research proposals for funding in 2014. The selections were the inaugural...

Position Announcement: Faculty Position in Diagnostic Pathology
March 26, 2014 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track or full-time...

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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