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Swine

  • 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 US swine industry around ~300million. So this year, don’t ignore heat stress. You can’t control the weather, but you can control your facilities. Pigs don’t sweat, so they cannot naturally...
  • New Disinfectant Product Shows Promise

    Cleaning and disinfecting transport trailers, farrowing crates, and pens in nursery and wean-to-finish barns has been proven critical to keeping animals healthy and to preventing the spread of viruses. A new product is showing promise, while also proving safer for the people, pigs, and environment. Ag Forte Pro, which is...
  • 3 Veterinarians: 3 Locations: 1 Company

    As Pipestone Veterinary Services continues to grow and improve we are finding the need for additional veterinary support. We would like to introduce our newest veterinarians to the team and more specifically, one locally in your area. Dr. Brent Pepin is from central Minnesota and a 2014 graduate of Iowa...
  • Veterinary Community Focuses on Antibiotics

    By: Dr. Carissa Odland In March, I made a trip to San Diego for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual meeting.    This meeting was attended by 1200 leaders in the swine industry to talk about our passion – taking care of pigs. One of the main topics that were...
  • Dan Hanson Recognized with David Neuberger II Core Values Award

    Dan Hanson, research manager for Pipestone Applied Research, was recently recognized for his work ethic, leadership and commitment to animal care in his more than 11 years at Pipestone with the David Neuberger II Core Values Award.  The award was presented to Hanson at an employee meeting in May. The...
  • Insect Pest Management Considerations

    By: Dr. Wesley Lyons Summertime should mean school’s out, summer vacations, celebrating our nation’s independence, warmer temperatures, and happy pigs. Unfortunately, with the warm weather, we also see an increase in insect pests within our barns. Depending on the region and barn ventilation setup, insect types can vary, but the...
  • Using Data to Drive Decisions

    As popular headlines focus on the potential link between antibiotic resistance and usage of antibiotics in food animal production, it is more critical than ever for swine veterinarians and producers to work together to use antibiotics in the most effective and judicious ways possible. The use of antibiotic sensitivity information...
  • Don't Ignore Ileitis Control

    Pig farmers agree: Losing a market hog hurts. There are not many topics over which all pig farmers in the U.S. would agree, but two things over which they would agree are first, that no one likes dead pigs; and second, the worst type of dead pig is a market-sized...
  • Six Keys to Promoting Nursery Pig Health

    Focusing on these animal welfare basics is critical to getting newly weaned piglets off to a strong start Weaning and the transition to the early nursery stage are the most challenging times for piglets. Minimizing stress during those first few weeks away from mom will improve a piglet’s odds of...
  • Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the farm

    In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance...

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