The AVMA supports the USDA/APHIS definition of feral swine as: "Swine that have lived all (wild) or any part (feral) of their lives free-roaming".
Castration of swine can help control aggressive behavior and improve the palatability of pork by eliminating most boar taint (an odor found in the…
Combating African swine fever
Swine veterinarians and pork producers are actively working with state and federal officials to combat African swine fever. They can’t do it alone.…
African swine fever
African swine fever is a severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. Prevention is key to keeping pigs safe from it.
U.S. braces for African swine fever
As another virus deadly to swine spreads in Asia, swine veterinarians across North America are trying to identify any remaining flaws in their…
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Annual meeting, March 9-12, Orlando, Florida
Welfare Implications of Swine Castration
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of swine castration.
Prognostications for swine medicine
The focus was on the future at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians' 37th annual meeting, held March 4-7 in Kansas City, Mo.
Promoting swine welfare
The National Pork Board is promoting the Swine Welfare Assurance Program as an assessment tool for producers and veterinarians
Swine veterinarians shine
At the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting, Dr. Rick Sibbel, Ankeny, Iowa, took the reigns as president
NAHMS to study swine diseases
Randomly selected pork producers will be contacted via mail by the
Governments coordinate against swine fever
North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe.
Swine viruses in feed may survive shipping
Several viruses deadly to swine may survive overseas trips in feed, pet food, or sausage casings, according to recent study results.
U.S. watches, prepares for African swine fever
A disease deadly to pigs has spread to at least 29 locations in China.
Five swine veterinarians honored for service, proficiency
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians gave awards to five veterinarians during the organization's annual meeting.
Five swine veterinarians honored by AASV
Five swine veterinarians received awards for contributions to the swine industry and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
USDA to test feral swine poison
Federal wildlife officials will test a toxic bait for invasive feral swine starting this year. The Department of Agriculture’s
USDA ends swine coronavirus data collection
Department of Agriculture officials have stopped requiring reports when pigs become infected with enteric coronaviruses.
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.
Five swine veterinarians honored for contributions
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians honored five veterinarians for contributions to the association and the swine industry.
Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Proposed Action Plan
Feral swine pose SB and PRV disease risks to US commercial and transitional production swine herds, and current programs don’t adequately address…
APHIS may change swine disease programs
A proposal from federal animal health officials would have states develop swine health plans as part of a national program to
Swine policy revised to recognize immunocastration
The AVMA policy concerning swine castration has been revised to acknowledge that immunocastration may be a viable alternative
Swine medicine program gets $700,000
A swine medicine program will use a $714,000 federal grant to develop a curriculum and become a national center for
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.