Journal of Swine Health and Production

September and October, 2011

Cover Photo

Colorado sow unit Photo courtesy of
John Waddell

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

President's message -- FFA motto: Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve

From the Executive Director: Big hairy audacious goal

From the Executive Editor: Include keywords in your title and keep it short!

Genetic and antigenic characterization of recent human-like H1 (delta-cluster) swine influenza virus isolates
Hause BM, Oleson TA, Stine DL, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

Pig-associated Lawsonia intracellularis in various on-farm dipterous fly stages
McOrist S, Blunt R, Gebhart CJ
(PDF PDF version available)

Reproductive profile and lifetime efficiency of female pigs by culling reason in high-performing commercial breeding herds
Sasaki Y, Koketsu Y
(PDF PDF version available)

A four-year summary of air filtration system efficacy for preventing airborne spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Dee S, Pitkin A, Otake S, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

Effect of site of sperm deposition on fertility when sows are inseminated with aged semen
Am-in N, Tantasuparuk W, Manjarin R, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

News from the National Pork Board:

  • Latest Checkoff research
    • Pork safety: Incidence and severity of injection-site abscesses with needle or needle-free injection methods
    • Public health: Quantitative risk assessment of human MRSA caused by antibiotic use in swine
    • Swine health: Testing a live Escherichia coli vaccine candidate for preventing collibacillosis in weaned pigs
    • To get more Checkoff research in your in-box…
  • Carbon footprint calculator now available
  • PQA Plus Advisors required to register for new online certification site
  • Food safety is also part of the PQA Plus Program
  • Swine ID critical to safeguard US herd

AASV news:

  • Nominate exceptional colleagues for AASV awards: It is up to YOU
  • Call for papers – 2012 Student Seminar
  • 43rd AASV Annual Meeting: Call for submissions – Industrial Partners session
  • Supreme Court to review non-ambulatory livestock ruling
  • Extreme heat losses may be eligible for indemnity
  • Pigs and high temperatures

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The Journal of Swine Health and Production is published by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the endorsement, official attitude, or position of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Journal of Swine Health and Production, or any Industry Support Council member. The Journal of Swine Health and Production is a refereed publication and is a benefit of membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.