The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) will focus on the theme “Our Oath in Practice” for the 2014 AASV annual meeting to be held in Dallas, TX, March 1-4.

Daryl Olsen, DVM, Audubon-Manning (IA) Veterinary Clinic, will present the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture, “The Pig Always Wins,” during the general session on March 3.

Mark Engle, DVM, PIC North America, will deliver the Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture, “The PED Virus Challenge: Application of Our Veterinary Oath to Represent the Interest of the Pig.”

On March 1, pre-conference seminars cover practice tips, grow-finish biosecurity, swine reproduction technology, avoiding black helicopters and Operation Main Street training.

On March 2, pre-conference seminars cover pathogen transmission, effective communication, diagnostic laboratory synergism and swine medicine for students.

Concurrent sessions during the program consist of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, swine influenza virus, Mycoplasma pneumonia, enteric management and animal welfare.

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel will serve as the meeting location. The AASV room block at the Sheraton is open and attendees should reserve lodging as soon as possible. Reservation details are online at https://www.aasv.org/annmtg/2014/lodging.htm.

Registration for the conference will open in late December.

For more information on the AASV, log onto http://www.aasv.org.