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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • 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...
  • New Disinfectant Product Shows Promise

    Cleaning and disinfecting transport trailers, farrowing stalls, and pens in nursery and wean-to-finish barns has been proven critical to keeping animals healthy and preventing the spread of viruses.  A new product is showing promise, while also proving safer for the people, pigs, and environment. Ag Forte Pro is a unique...
  • Meet Our New Swine Veterinarians

    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...

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