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CVM Students Honored at American Association of Swine Veterinarians Meeting

Pig nose in the pen. Focus is on nose. Shallow depth of field.

Six students in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are recipients of national recognition from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).

The awards were announced during the 47th annual AASV meeting held Feb. 27 to March 1 in New Orleans.

Third-year students Emily Mahan-Riggs and Daniel Carreno are two of five recipients of $5,000 scholarships from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation—the charitable arm of the AASV—and Merck Animal Health. The AASVF / Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program supports DVM students who are interested in pursuing careers in swine health and production medicine.

Mahan-Riggs was the only student invited to address all conference attendees. Her presentation, “Uterine Prolapses in Sows: An Emerging Concern,” was given at a seminar on Current Issues in Swine Reproduction.

Second-year students Olivia Myers and Kathleen Woods were selected to give oral presentations and were awarded $1,500. Mahan-Riggs and Carreno, along with second-year student Kylie Glisson and third-year student Tiffany Haegele, also participated in poster presentations at the meeting and were awarded $250.