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Review finds U.S. animal disease control system adequate, but needing improvement
A review of the nation's ability to protect livestock and poultry against foreign animal diseases describes the state of disease
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…
C. Scanlon Daniels to lead AASV
A veterinarian who works in food animal practice and research in Texas is the new president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
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.
Veterinary education expanding in Texas
Texas A&M and Texas Tech universities are looking to meet current and future animal health needs for their state by educating more
Federal PED efforts focus on diagnostics
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service eliminated requirements that farms with infections from
H3N1 poses risks for people, pigs
H3N1 influenza strains recently seen in U.S. swine could pose risks for people and pigs, according to federal animal health authorities.
USDA starts new veterinary vaccine bank
Federal agriculture officials are creating a new veterinary vaccine bank, starting with agents against foot-and-mouth disease.
Protecting pigs, cultivating consumers
Dr. Peter Davies said people working in animal agriculture are being portrayed as villains and profiteers of an unsustainable and
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?
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
USDA ends swine coronavirus data collection
Department of Agriculture officials have stopped requiring reports when pigs become infected with enteric coronaviruses.
Iowa State University
Four alumni of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine were honored at homecoming in November 2013.
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.
Study finds feral pigs had antibodies to zoonotic organisms
Testing at two Texas abattoirs revealed that feral pigs had been exposed to zoonotic bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
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…
Pig virus can spread through packing plants
A virus that infected U.S. pigs for the first time can spread through livestock trailers contaminated at packing
KSU and St. Jude partner on one-health study of swine flu viruses
Two Kansas State University veterinarians have received a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant to study swine influenza viruses
Roles change, purpose remains the same
Dr. Craig J. Rowles said veterinarians who work with swine can benefit by taking time to note that the purpose of their work—serving their
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.
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
USDA awards $10 million to sequence swine genome
posted February 15, 2006 The Department of Agriculture has awarded $10 million to the University of Illinois to obtain a draft sequence of…