This past week-end, the 52nd AASV annual meeting was held online. Participants were welcomed into the meeting platform with a realistic-looking conference lobby. The UMN swine faculty and students were recognized by the association for their important work from research findings to outstanding service to the industry.
Dr. John Deen was presented with the Howard Dunne memorial award, one of the most prestigious AASV recognitions, for his important contributions and outstanding service to the association and the swine industry overall.
Dr. Maria Pieters received one of the three Awards for Advancing Research on Respiratory Diseases sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim for her project on Identifying the critical clinical threshold of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
The AASV foundation funded Dr. Guilherme Milanez Preis and co-investigator Dr. Cesar Corzo proposal: Assessing senecavirus A shedding and transmission in growing pig populations.
Rachel Weidmayer, second-year student in the veterinary program received a prize for her poster presentation titled “Determining incidence and developing a case definition for muscle necrosis and lameness found in high health flow.”
Tyler Dick and Seth Melson, in third and second year of the UMN veterinary program, respectively, each received one of the 10 student scholarships from Merck Animal Health.
Tyler was also awarded the Student Podcast Award. Sponsored by Huevepharma, the award recognises the most accessed podcast from the 2020 AASV Annual Meeting. Tyler interviewed Dr Craig Rowles about his presentation, Use of precision livestock farming (PLF) in poultry.
Congratulations to everyone!