Journal of Swine Health and Production

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Cover Photo

Pigs at University of Missouri.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Molnar-Smith

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

President's message: Glass half full (Part 2) -- ASF preparedness and response
Nathan Winkelman

Executive Director's message: ''Hey look! That must be the new guy.''
Harry Snelson

Executive Editor's message: Never too many thank yous!
Terri O'Sullivan

Pleurisy evaluation on the parietal pleura: an alternative scoring method in slaughtered pigs
Di Provvido A, Trachtman AR, Farina E, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

The effect of oral meloxicam on piglet performance in the preweaning period
Burkemper MC, Cramer MC, Moeller SJ, et al
(PDF PDF version available)

Performance of immunologically castrated pigs at a commercial demonstration farm over 3.5 years
Rueff L, Mellencamp MA, Galina Pantoja L
(PDF PDF version available)

News from the National Pork Board

  • New study: better air quality linked to overall industry improvements, efficiencies
  • Secure Pork Supply plan and AgView update
  • Successful debut of Swine Innovation Summit on global food trends 
  • Pork Checkoff moving remittance payments into online system
  • Board approves moving forward with new Checkoff 4.0 strategic vision
  • Register now for annual sustainability summit
  • Pig Welfare Symposium 2019 set for November 13-15

AASV news

  • AASV awards nominations due December 15

AASV Foundation news

  • Up to $60,000 research funding available; proposals due January 17
  • Debt relief scholarship available to young practitioners
  • Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship
  • Veterinary students: Apply for $5000 scholarships by December 31
  • Students eligible for $500 externship grants
  • It doesn’t get any better than this
  • 2020: A Vision for the Future!
  • Donate auction items by December 1
  • Phibro offers $25,000 match for endowed contributions
  • Schoneweis family establishes scholarship

AASV Meeting program
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Thank you, reviewers

Advocacy in action: Antibiotic Awareness Week and AASV's commitment to the AMR Challenge
Abbey Canon

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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.