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CVM Student Named to AASV Board

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Student Recruitment Committee has named NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine student Joshua Duff, Class of 2014, as the incoming Alternate Student Delegate to the AASV Board of Directors.

Duff first became interested in swine veterinary medicine as an undergraduate in Department of Animal Science at NC StaCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He began working with the NC State Swine Education Unit and assisted the late Dr. Monte McCaw on research into PRRS virus.

Duff has since worked with AMVC-Management Services in Audubon, Iowa and for Murphy-Brown in Waverly, VA. He has also gained international experience in swine medicine and production in Spain and Denmark. Duff currently serves as president of the NCSU-CVM AASV chapter at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and is organizing a trip to Belgium and France for five swine-focused veterinary students to spend time with swine veterinarians abroad and attend the 4th European Symposium on Porcine Health Management. He will present a poster at the AASV Annual Meeting in Denver describing the results of a research project on surveillance of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae in sows and suckling pigs.

Duff will assume duties as Alternate Student Delegate during the 2012 AASV Annual Meeting in Denver. The former alternate delegate, Shamus Brown, will ascend to the delegate position. Shamus and Joshua will represent student interests within AASV as non-voting members of the Board of Directors and the Student Recruitment Committee.

Posted Jan. 24, 2012