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AASV names Veterinary Student Poster Competition winners

Werner received top student poster for "An investigation of the number of pigs in gestation pens that will chew on a rope during oral fluid collection."

March 8, 2023

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The American Association of Swine Veterinarians provided an opportunity for 15 veterinary students to compete for awards in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition. United Animal Health sponsored the competition, offering awards totaling $4,000.

Thirty-five veterinary students from 14 universities submitted abstracts for consideration by student abstract volunteer judges Abigail Redalen, Bill Minton, Dwain Guggenbiller, Jordan Gebhardt, Katie Beckman and Susan Detmer. Based on scores received in the original judging of abstracts submitted for the AASV Student Seminar, the top 15 abstracts not selected for oral presentation at the annual meeting were eligible to compete in the poster competition. A panel of three AASV practitioners and volunteers, Jim Kober, Rachel Schulte and Amy Woods, interviewed the competing students and scored their posters to determine the scholarship awards. Andrew Bowman and Justin Brown chaired the competition.

Joel Spencer, United Animal Health, announced the following awards during the AASV Luncheon on March 6.

  • $500 scholarship: Brenna Werner, University of Minnesota - Top student poster entitled "An investigation of the number of pigs in gestation pens that will chew on a rope during oral fluid collection"

  • $400 scholarships: Juan Hernandez Cuevas, The Ohio State University; Morgan Johnson, Iowa State University

  • $300 scholarships: Sarah Albers, University of Wisconsin; Paul McDonald, Purdue University; Kaci Way, The Ohio State University

  • $200 scholarships: Alexis Berte, Iowa State University; Alexandra Bishop, Iowa State University; Bridget Cincotta, University of Pennsylvania; Austin Janssen, Iowa State University; Erin Larsen, Lincoln Memorial University; Amanda Patev, University of Pennsylvania; Elisha Snezek, University of Georgia; Braden Steidley, Oklahoma State University

In addition to the poster competition awards, each student poster presenter received $250 from the Zoetis Foundation to offset the costs of poster production and presentation.

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