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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Straight Talk: June 2014

    I am looking forward to upcoming shows and sales this summer, I have had enough of winter, we are almost done lambing probably six left, three ewes that lambed last fall and several ewe lambs. We are always anxious to start, and likewise to finish. At the shows and sales...
  • Abortion: Sheep & Goat News June 2014

    It seems like an odd time to talk about abortion again but when looking at next season it will soon be time to vaccinate depending on the program you choose. There are three major infectious causes of abortion in sheep. 1. Enzootic abortion caused by Chlamydia psittici 2. Vibrio abortion caused...
  • PRRS Success

    As the PRRS’ year is coming to an end, Pipestone’s, Dr. Joel Nerem, is crossing his fingers.  “We’ve experienced what I consider to be a very successful year in minimizing PRRS outbreaks.”  With everyone’s attention drawn to the latest PEDv epidemic, PRRS has been out of the spotlight.  Regardless, PRRS...
  • Feed in Battle Against PEDv

    In the year since Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) was confirmed in the United States, pork producers, veterinarians, researchers and many others have been working diligently to find ways to prevent the virus from entering herds, especially sow herds. While PEDv has been reported in other countries over the years...
  • Maximize Profitability: Tips from Big Stone Marketing

    With the cash hog market run up, volatility in the futures market, and the unknown marketing hole created from PEDv, it definitely makes for interesting times.  The key for hog producers to take advantage of the situation and to maximize profitability is to focus on margin over feed cost.  Right...
  • Pipestone at the Banquet

    On Friday May 16th, twenty four Pipestone employees woke up bright and early to make their way to The Banquet in Sioux Falls to serve breakfast.  The Banquet is a volunteer and donations based program, and every year, Pipestone is humbled with the chance to serve.  “It’s great to be...
  • Coccidiosis: Sheep & Goat News April 2014

    This disease can be a most troublesome disease of sheep and particularly goats. It is generally a disease of young animals. In the ideal world, an animal is minimally exposed and develops immunity without clinical symptoms. In the real world, the animal often develops clinical symptoms and depending on severity may require treatment. It is...
  • Wormers Revisited: Sheep and Goat News April 2014

    All right you have bugged me often enough I will take another shot at it. The questions just keep coming, indicating to me there are a lot of unsolved problems. My sheep are wormy, they have bottle jaw, some are scouring and a few are dying and a whole lot more don’t look...
  • Straight Talk: Sheep & Goat News April 2014

    It is hard for me to realize that spring has already sprung here in the upper Midwest. We still have frozen hydrants and snow in the wind breaks. I receive some calls from southern U.S. and realize it’s probably time to think about worms and deworming, so I have included...
  • Amputation Gives Second Chance

    Boundless energy and limitless curiosity, the traits that make puppies so much fun to watch and play with are the same traits that can often put young animals into harm’s way. Wayne Brockberg’s 16-week old, black labrador retriever puppy named “Kitty” is no exception. Kitty loves to run and play...

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