The University of Minnesota was well represented at the 54th AASV annual meeting, last week-end in Aurora, Colorado.
Dr. Joaquin Alvarez-Norambuena gave two talks during the research topics session. His first presentation focused on investigating if PRRSV can reach ground water after manure spreading while the second one compared various hand sanitation protocols to decrease influenza transmission.
At the AASV foundation luncheon, Dr. Kim VanderWaal received a research grant award to continue her work on PRRSV classification to improve disease control and management.
During a session on FAD preparedness, Dr. Marie Culhane defined what a targeted, science-based African Swine Fever surveillance would look like.
Lastly, Brenna Werner, sophomore at the UMN CVM, won the first place in the DVM student poster competition with her work on oral fluids in pen gestation. Congratulations Brenna!
Given annually to an AASV member employed in academia who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service to the swine veterinary profession. Faculty members, graduate students, and researchers are eligible to receive this award.
The 53rd Annual AASV meeting is this weekend! The meeting will be back in person in Indianapolis, Indiana and we hope to see you there. There will be a number of presentations by UMN speakers, listed below.
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.