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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Feed Mill Checks: Mixer Efficiency Test

    Performing a mixer efficiency test should always be on the radar screen; however, it can be easily overlooked. Properly mixing the ingredients is a must do to provide the proper nutrition in every mouth full of feed. Kansas State University performed a nursery trial evaluating different mixing time.  As you...
  • Growing with the Future in Mind

    Sustainability has become a popular term in recent years to define everything from protecting the environment to ensuring the viability of family farms over multiple generations to many other facets of modern agriculture. For the Braun family of LeSueur, Minnesota, sustainability isn’t a new concept.  They’ve been growing and managing...
  • Investing in Every Pig

    It is no secret to anyone in the pork industry that the combination of high domestic and international demand, a shortage of pig inventory due to the PED virus outbreak, and lower feed costs are presenting strong profit opportunities for pork producers.    These opportunities are driving many producers to also take...
  • What to do if your dog is overheated.

    We recently had an emergency call from a frantic owner about his Shih Tzu, Buddy. Buddy means the world to his owner, so he takes him everywhere with him. Buddy’s owner left him in the car for just a few minutes and was sure to get the car extra cold...
  • Overcoming: Veterinary Voices August 2014

    Beau may be a small dog, but that hasn’t stopped him from overcoming big health challenges even before his first birthday. Beau is a two and a half pound Yorkie owned by Debbie Lindemulder from Ottumwa. He will be a year old in August, 2014. “Beau has such a great...
  • Q & A: Sheep and Goat News August 2014

    Question: I have been reading your blog and newsletters lately and would be interested in hearing from you about your recommended production method for producing market lambs. From what I have been able to gather from reading, you seem to suggest indoor lambing in winter, followed by the lambs and ewes...
  • Straight Talk: July 2014

    Back from Sedalia, I waited to do this article until Sedalia was over. I left before the whether week ended, which now has become the major part of the sale much like the Suffolk and Hampshire breeds were in the past. Things change, but the sale like life goes on...
  • Club Lamb Fungus: Sheep & Goat News July 2014

    Club Lamb Fungus continues to plague the show lamb industry. Lambs succumb to club lamb fungus when they are exposed to the fungus and we have eliminated the lambs natural defenses. What are the lamb’s natural defenses to fungal infections? First of all is the wool itself. Wool and the...
  • Organic: Sheep & Goat News July 2014

    Q: Thanks for all your posts. New to sheep, buying in organically raised and heavily culled Katahdin's. Please recommend what might be the largest flock size for a beginner, and if there is/are books you recommend having on hand. Most anticipated health concerns to watch for...? Thanks for what you...
  • Meningeal Worms: Sheep & Goat News July 2014

    The Meningeal worm of whitetail deer (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) has an interesting life cycle.  The the intermediate host is a snail.  Deer consume the snail when grazing and the larva migrate through the tissues to the spinal cord and ultimately the brain.  Deer are a well-adapted host and develop little or...

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