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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • PIPESTONE Welcomes Orange City Vet Clinic

    In 1984, a “shingle” was hung and Orange City Veterinary Clinic on the west edge of Orange City opened.  In 1997, Orange City Veterinary Clinic and Pipestone Veterinary Services began what has become a 20-year plus relationship of collaboration and joint ventures.  Several sow units were established and coordinated with...
  • Ventilating Your Barn While Pumping Pits

    It’s time again that we start pumping manure out of our pits. With this comes the risk and responsibility of ventilating barns properly. Different barns require different strategies for ventilation. Understanding your scenario and proper planning can be all the difference in avoiding asphyxiation events or flash fires. Below are...
  • A Timely Review of Biosecurity

    In the midst of dismal hog markets, trade wars, and the recent news of African Swine Fever (ASF) and its impact in China and Eastern Europe, it may seem off-topic to discuss biosecurity.  However, the argument can be made that just the opposite is true.  In fact, given the current...
  • African Swine Fever in China: What is the Role of Feed Ingredients in Viral Movement?

    Scott Dee DVM MS PhD Dipl;ACVM, Director, Pipestone Applied Research On Friday August 3, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) reported that African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) had been identified in a northeast Chinese pig herd. This is the initial report of this disease in the country of China, although...
  • 4 Key Factors to Ask About Pig Sourcing

    Weaned pig sourcing has the potential to affect the profitability of an enterprise greatly.  Here are 4 things to keep in mind when considering your pig source. #1 Health When evaluating a “one time” purchase of weaned pigs you will want to know the current health status of the sow...
  • 49 Days of Transparency

    It takes a village to raise a family, well it also takes a village to showcase our passion.  We had a great crew of Pipestone staff and volunteers at county and State fairs sharing their passion in 2018! This year it was 49 days of transparency, where Pipestone pigs and...
  • New Program Takes Proactive Approach to Boosting Health and Bottom Line

    A new program from Pipestone Veterinary Services is focused on improving animal health and farm profitability through a proactive and planned approach. The Pig Vet program was launched in January 2018 and includes scheduled visits from a Pipestone veterinarian to a producer’s operation each year with the number of visits...
  • PRRS Control for Your Market Hogs

    Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), much to producers’ and veterinarians’ dismay, can have a devastating impact on pigs of all ages. In general, the introduction of a new strain of PRRS at any stage of pig production has the potential to cause severe damage. Not only can PRRS be...
  • It's the Relationship with Pipestone that Keeps Vroman's Growing for Generations to Come

    For more than thirty years, Dean Vroman has been raising crops, pigs and cattle in Minnesota. While equipment and facilities have been important, his most valuable investment has most likely been the relationships he’s built with farmers and industry professionals that have allowed his farming operation to grow and provide...
  • How to Control Heat Stress in Your Barn

    Heat stress is a big deal. Between death loss and production impact, the estimates have the yearly cost to the U.S. swine industry to be around $300 million so far this year. Don’t ignore heat stress.   While you can’t control the weather,  you can control your facilities. Pigs don’t sweat...

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