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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...

PDCoV Retrospective Study
August 13, 2014 — Dr. Brian McCluskey [USDA]
APHIS supported retrospective testing for porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) at three NAHLN laboratories. The USDA Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) has completed the preliminary...

People on the Move: Dr. Maria Clavijo
August 13, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
Dr. Maria Jose Clavijo has joined PIC's Technical Services Team as a Technical Services Specialist. Dr. Clavijo will work to develop the Technical Communications Program and serve as a Health...

Research Fellowship in Applied Pharmacology at the SMEC
August 13, 2014 —  [News]
ECO Animal Health together with Pharmgate Animal Health are delighted to announce the launch of the ECO/Pharmgate Animal Health Research Fellowship in Applied Pharmacology at the Swine Medicine...

Registration Opens for NIAA Antibiotics Symposium
August 13, 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...

Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases' Open Call for Proposals
August 13, 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...

First Identification and Characterization of Porcine Enterovirus G in the United States
August 13, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Porcine enterovirus G (EV-G) is a member of the family Picornavirdae, genus Enterovirus. To date, eleven EV-G types (EV-G1 through EV-G11) have been identified in pigs from Asia and Europe however...

An Evaluation of Contaminated Complete Feed as a Vehicle for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection of Naive Pigs following Consumption via Natural Feeding Behavior: Proof of Concept
August 13, 2014 —  [Abs.]
Background: Since its initial detection in May 2013, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has spread rapidly throughout the US swine industry. Initially, contaminated feed was proposed as a risk...

High Frequency of Aichivirus C (Porcine Kobuvirus) Infection in Piglets from Different Geographic Regions of Brazil
August 13, 2014 —  [Abs.]
The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of Aichivirus C infection in the three major industrial pig-producing regions of Brazil. This retrospective study evaluated 63 faecal samples that...

Position Announcement: Health Services Veterinarian - Mexico
August 13, 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...

Call for Student Abstracts: AASV 2015 Annual Meeting
August 13, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for veterinary students to make a scientific presentation during the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting in Orlando,...

Final Call: AASV Research Abstracts due August 15
August 13, 2014 — AASV Staff [Conf.]
Plans are underway for the 46th annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), to take place in Orlando, Florida on February 28 – March 3, 2015. As part of the meeting,...

Position Announcement: ISU Swine Extension Veterinarian (application date extended)
August 12, 2014 — Iowa State University [Jobs]
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a full-time, clinical or tenure-track position in the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal...

Position Announcement: Assistant Director of Science and Technology
August 12, 2014 — National Pork Producers Council [Jobs]
The Washington, D.C. office of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) seeks an Assistant Director of Science and Technology to develop and implement policies and programs focused on food and feed...

2014 Podcast Series: Kate Dion
August 11, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 28 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gainadditional information about their presentation topic. The concluding 2014 MP3 audio interviews is now...

2014 Podcast Series: Douglas MacDougald
August 8, 2014 — AASV Staff [AASV]
During the AASV Annual Meeting, 28 veterinary students interviewed conference speakers to gain additional information about their presentation topic. The next of these MP3 audio interviews is now...

PEDv Update – August 6, 2014
August 6, 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...

Veterinary Mobility Act Becomes Law
August 6, 2014 —  [Gov.]
The AVMA is elated to announce that President Barack Obama has signed into law the long-awaited Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528), making it legal for veterinarians to provide complete...

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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