“Applying the Basics” is the theme for the 36th annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), March 5-8, 2005 in Toronto, Canada.

The Howard Dunne memorial lecture on “Lifelong Learning: Applying Science in Practice,” will be presented by AASV Vice President Scott Dee, DVM, University of Minnesota.

Other talks will cover porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), biosecurity, immunology, personnel management and grow-finish considerations.

Pre-conference workshops provide in-depth information on gilt management, PRRS diagnostics, large-system health management, practitioner case studies, boar stud issues, welfare, foreign animal disease, reproduction, nutrition, applied medicine, parity segregation and business for the new swine veterinarian.

For hotel reservations, contact the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle at (416) 869-1600 or (800) 228-3000. For more information, contact the AASV office by phone (515) 465-5255, fax (515) 465-3832 or e-mail aasv@aasv.org.

More details are on the web site at http://www.aasv.org/aasv/annmtg/.