Journal of Swine Health and Production

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Cover Photo

Ontario nursery ready for new pigs.

Photo courtesy of Terri O’Sullivan

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

President’s message: Reframing the problem: African swine fever outbreaks
C. Scanlon Daniels

Executive Director’s message: The coming storm
Tom Burkgren

Executive Editor’s message: Remembering and Giving Thanks
Terri O’Sullivan

Evaluation of pig pneumonia at slaughter using polymerase chain reaction and histopathology in Argentina
Cappuccio JA, Dibarbora M, Bessone FA, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

General overview of the detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae DNA by quantitative polymerase chain reaction in diagnostic cases submitted to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 2004 to 2016
Rawal G, Arruda P, Rademacher C, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

Evident similarity of porcine postparturient dysgalactia to subclinical porcine coliform mastitis
Pospischil A, Bertschinger HU
(PDF PDF version available)

News from the National Pork Board

  • Pork groups working together with US Department of Agriculture to protect the United States from African swine fever
  • Illinois farmer becomes new America’s Pig Farmer of the Year
  • Pork industry focuses on feed ingredients to combat African swine fever threat

AASV news

  • Who will make history at the 50th AASV Annual Meeting?
  • AASV members receive discount on the 11th edition of Diseases of Swine - now with color photos

AASV Foundation news

  • Just DO it!
  • AMVC golfers earn first place at foundation fundraiser
  • Foundation extends call for research proposals, due January 18
  • AASV semicentennial anniversary celebration: Our golden jubilee
  • Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship
  • Veterinary students: Apply for $5000 scholarships by December 31

Thank you, reviewers

AASV Meeting program  (online:

Advocacy in action: African swine fever: What is the government’s role?
Harry Snelson

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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.