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Research Goals for the APHIS National Feral Swine Damage Management Program
July 16, 2014 —  [USDA]
This Spring, APHIS kicked-off the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program. The effort will help states deal with rapidly expanding feral swine populations that cause $1.5 billion in annual...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
June 4, 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...

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Request for Applications
May 14, 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...

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...

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...

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,...

USDA Produces Pig Health TV Feature
September 25, 2013 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a video interview with researcher Dr Joan Lunney discussing the role of vaccination and immunity in establishing and maintaining pig health. The video...

USDA Swine Influenza Factsheet
July 24, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA APHIS Veterinary Service has published an Influenza A factsheet. The factsheet contains basic information about Influenza A virus in swine and a Question and Answer section on the Swine...

Shea Appointed APHIS Administrator
June 25, 2013 —  [USDA]
Kevin Shea was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on June 18, 2013, after serving as Acting Administrator since June...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
June 19, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
June 5, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

Kehrli Named NADC Director
May 22, 2013 —  [USDA]
AASV member Dr. Marcus Kehrli has been named the Center Director for the National Animal Disease Center (NADC), in Ames, Iowa. He replaces acting Center Director Diana Whipple, Deputy Center...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
May 15, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

High-Consequence Animal Diseases Factsheet
May 8, 2013 —  [USDA]
As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) safeguarding mission, the agency has prepared a factsheet that explains the criteria used to...

NAHLN Concept Paper Available for Comment
May 1, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available a concept paper that describes a revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for public review...

Volunteer for APHIS National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps
April 3, 2013 —  [USDA]
In 2001, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) to respond...

USDA Publishes Final Traceability Rule
January 9, 2013 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has published the final rule amending the regulations to establish minimum national official identification and documentation requirements for the...

USDA Finalizes Traceability Rule
December 26, 2012 —  [USDA]
On Thursday, December 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. Under...

The Second Phase of the NAHMS Swine 2012 Study begins September 10th
September 5, 2012 —  [USDA]
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has completed phase 1 of the NAHMS Swine 2012 study. Names of participating producers have been turned over to USDA’s Veterinary Services...

NAHMS 2012 Swine Study Kicks Off
July 25, 2012 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has begun the Swine 2012 Study this month (July 2012). This is the fifth national swine study done to date during which NAHMS will take an...

USDA APHIS Celebrates 40 Years of Public Service
May 23, 2012 —  [USDA]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) celebrated the agency’s 40th anniversary on May 16. While APHIS’ program activities and responsibilities have grown and evolved since the...

USDA Estimates Number of U.S. Swine Operations, Farms
March 14, 2012 —  [USDA]
The number of U.S. operations with hogs in 2011 totaled 69,100, unchanged from 2010. Operations with 2,000 or more head accounted for 87 percent of the inventory, according to a USDA annual report on...

USDA Loan Repayment Awards Help Deliver Veterinarian Services to Underserved Rural Communities
February 1, 2012 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today 80 awards to American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving areas lacking sufficient...

USDA Comments on Recent H3N2 Reassortant in Pennsylvania
October 5, 2011 —  [USDA]
All state public health laboratories have the capacity to test respiratory specimens for influenza viruses with sensitive and specific assays that can detect human and non-human influenza A viruses....

Update: National Veterinary Accreditation Program – October 1 Deadline
September 27, 2011 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
If you are an accredited veterinarian and you have not yet notified the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) that you wish to retain your accreditation, you must submit an application to...

Update: National Veterinary Accreditation Program – October 1 Deadline
September 13, 2011 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
If you are an accredited veterinarian and you have not yet notified the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) that you wish to retain your accreditation, you must submit an application to...

2012 NAHMS Swine Study
August 23, 2011 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plans to conduct a 2012 swine-focused National Animal Health Monitoring Study (NAHMS). Starting in 1990, APHIS, in collaboration with the...

Update: National Veterinary Accreditation Program – October 1 Deadline
August 23, 2011 — Harry Snelson [USDA]
If you are an accredited veterinarian and you have not yet notified the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) that you wish to retain your accreditation, you must submit an application to...

USDA Seeks Comments on the Proposed Rule for Animal Disease Traceability
August 10, 2011 —  [USDA]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock...

An Update on the Animal Disease Traceability Framework
July 28, 2011 —  [USDA]
On February 5, 2010, USDA announced a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. The Secretary of Agriculture and other USDA officials launched a widespread...

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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