Alex Hogg, 86, DVM, a past president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), passed away July 18 after a long illness.

He served as secretary/treasurer of the group in the mid-1970s and was president in 1979. In July 2005, he was recognized as the first recipient of the AASV Foundation Heritage Award to honor a lifetime of achievements in swine veterinary medicine.

A recognized international expert in swine diseases, Dr. Hogg was credited with our 300 publications and presentations.

During his retirement, he worked as a technical consultant for MVP Laboratories.

He worked for many years as a swine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska, following a few years in mixed animal practice at Coin, IA.