The 39th annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is set for March 8-11 in San Diego, CA, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

To register, call the AASV at (515) 465-5255, e-mail aasv@aasv.org or log onto the Web site, www.aasv.org.

Pre-conference workshops March 8 cover air filtration of hog barns; clinical disease and pathology, evidence-based decisions for quality improvement; pigs, politics and public health; PRRS risk assessment training; and PQA-Plus advisor training.

Morning pre-conference sessions March 9 include reproduction, foreign animal diseases, managing sick pigs, practice tips and swine production medicine for veterinary students.
The afternoon program features the student seminar, research topics, industrial partners and poster sessions.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Building on Our Strengths.” Tim Loula, DVM, St. Peter, MN, is presenting the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture. Mike Terrill of Snowflake, AZ, is presenting the Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture.

Sessions on swine influenza virus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and porcine circovirus-associated disease round out the morning’s program.

In the afternoon, sessions cover respiratory disease, controlling feed costs and PRRS and porcine circovirus type 2.

Sessions March 11 include enteric disease, sow gestation housing and influenza.