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Cattle

  • Cattle Lice

    By: Dr. Jay Bobb Last year we saw an explosion of lice on the local cattle herds, with loss of hair, constant itching and decreased performance.  Producers had lice infestations regardless of the products they had used for the fall treatment plans.  Due to a large number of questions on...
  • Weathering the Low Milk Prices

    By: Dr. Larry Goelz Throughout 2017 we have seen great production in dairy nationwide.  With a minimal increase in processing, we have entered an oversupply of milk, resulting in lower milk prices.  This oversupply has resulted in many processing plants trimming the Somatic Cell Count premiums, eliminating rBST premiums and...
  • Scours Prevention

    By Dr. Brett Kroeze It is that time of year again when we start to see new life in the bovine world.  With the new arrival of next year’s profits, it is important to try and decrease the disease processes that go along with it, such as scours. Especially when...
  • Game Changers in 75 Years of Veterinary Medicine

    Pipestone Veterinary Services is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving clients this year.  It’s astounding how much has changed in 75 years of animal care.  Here is my list of the most significant changes since 1942: Transportation. In 1942 livestock were herded or transported by small trucks and...
  • Calving Time Reflections

    By Dr. Jay Bobb I think over the last thirty years that I have been in Veterinary practice there have been significant changes for the better in the beef cattle industry.   There is no doubt that both the purebred and commercial cow calf producer have faced numerous challenges and found solutions...
  • Culling Strategy: Should She Stay or Go?

    Culling – as boring of a subject it may be, your culling strategy is an important factor in the health and future of your herd.  Culling “strategy” is something that is highly variable from farm-to-farm.  First, having a culling strategy implies that you have a choice, and we all know...
  • Veterinary Feed Directive

    Veterinary Feed Directive The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations will be going into effect January 1st, 2017.  What does this mean for your operation? These FAQ’s should help shed some light: What prompted the government to change the rules regarding antibiotic use in food animals?  Why now? These rules...
  • Spring Labor Saving Tips for Cattlemen

    By Dr. Larry Goelz Spring is a busy time of the year with beef cows calving and corn planting around the corner.  One of the best parts of being a Veterinarian is learning about the innovative ways some of our client find to save time and labor.  Take a look...
  • Salmonella in Dairy Cattle

    By Dr. Curt Vlietstra Salmonella in dairy cattle can be a devastating disease in cows and calves of any age or stage of production.  Treatment is difficult, and protection from vaccines is no guarantee, which makes this one of the more frustrating diseases for farmers and veterinarians to deal with.  Salmonella...
  • Pipestone Livestock Auction Market

    “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The old adage can apply to many things about modern agriculture. While technologies and management practices are changing many things about how livestock are raised, successful farms and businesses are still built on relationships and a commitment to animal care...

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