Laboratories certified, rapid tests approved for BSE surveillance
Department of Agriculture has approved seven state veterinary diagnostic laboratories
USDA to require reports of PED
Pig owners, veterinarians, and laboratory diagnosticians will need to tell the Department of Agriculture if they discover pigs infected
USDA Confirms 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus in State Fair Pig
October 19, 2009 The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the presence of…
Guarding against an outbreak, expecting its arrival
Swine veterinarians describe their efforts to guard against African swine fever, a devastating viral disease spreading among domestic and wild pigs in…
1925 - 1935
During this decade, reports on food animals predominated in JAVMA.
Incoming AASV director has history fighting disease
The new executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians has fought animal disease since he started his career 30 years ago.
Federal PED efforts focus on diagnostics
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service eliminated requirements that farms with infections from
USDA starts new veterinary vaccine bank
Federal agriculture officials are creating a new veterinary vaccine bank, starting with agents against foot-and-mouth disease.
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
Study breaks species barrier on widespread parasite
In a scientific article published this summer, a research team from the University of Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural…
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Organizations to promote veterinary research careers
The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine in May announced a partnership with the American Association of Veterinary
Rabbit calicivirus infection confirmed in Iowa rabbitry
A rabbitry in Crawford County, Iowa was found to have rabbit
AVMA presents Excellence in Research Awards
Four veterinarians received the AVMA Excellence in Research Awards during the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
Vesicular disease may be rising in swine
Cases of vesicular swine disease appeared to be increasing this summer, according to an organization that monitors swine health.
AVMA deliberates on breed standards, devocalization
A resolution submitted to the House of Delegates calls for the AVMA to help develop healthier breed standards for purebred dogs and cats; another…
Streptococcus suis in pigs causes meningitis in a human
Streptococcus suis bacteria in pigs have jumped to a human for the first time on record in the United States
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.
Vesicular disease found in more swine herds
A virus associated with vesicular disease in pigs has been found in at least 12 U.S. herds in 2015.
PED virus reinfecting U.S. herds
A virus that has killed millions of neonatal pigs can cause multiple outbreaks on a farm within a year.
More virus strains found in pigs
U.S. pigs are infected with a second and possibly a third strain of a coronavirus
After porcine epidemic diarrhea, preparing for other diseases
Some of tomorrow’s emerging pathogens already exist in livestock herds, and veterinarians in private practice, industry, and government are
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
Viral disease affects U.S. pigs
The virus that causes porcine epidemic diarrhea was found in the U.S. for the first time this spring.
Fighting a deadly pig disease
Veterinarians and the pork industry are trying to control porcine epidemic diarrhea, a viral disease deadly to pigs and discovered in the