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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Straight Talk: March 2014

    Tetanus: Recently I have received many calls about tetanus antitoxin. One of the recent calls the producer had two lambs down and a third dead as the result of using tetanus antitoxin. Folks, I can’t make it anymore plain than this, more lambs will die of antiphylactic shock from antitoxin...
  • Weaning Time: Sheep & Goat News March 2014

    By Dr. J.D.Bobb Successful weaning of your lamb crop requires planning that starts several weeks ahead of the expected wean date. We recommend that lambs be weaned at 60-70 days of age. The lambs should be well-adjusted to eating creep and drinking water by this age. The creep ration should...
  • Salt: Sheep & Goat News March 2014

    Sometimes we over look one of the most important ingredients in the total ration and how we deliver it. For starters, blocks are worthless. It always should be provided in a loose form and free choice. Salt should be offered free of manure contamination and moisture. Salt should be a...
  • Stages of Parturition: Cattle Call March 2014

    by Dr. Brett Kroeze Stages Time Frame What is happening Tips Stage 1 Dilation 4-24 hours before parturition. Uterus muscle becomes more sensitive causing contractions and dilation.  The fetus is positioning itself for birth. Watch for behavioral changes such as isolation, discomfort, elevation and switching of the tail, and mucus...
  • Spring Cattle Market: March 2014

    This spring, the cattle market has hit a record high.  I am sure most of you never thought your herd would be worth what it is today.  With feeder calves bringing $900-$1200 per head and cull cows hitting a dollar a pound, it may be time to re-examine your calving...
  • Change for the Future: Cattle Call March 2014

    In recent years, “local” has become a popular buzzword in food production and marketing. But for Holland, Minnesota, farmer Matt Brinkmeyer, building partnerships with neighbors and other local farmers is nothing new. Brinkmeyer Farms is a diversified crop and cattle operation near Holland, Minnesota. The Brinkmeyers have  a cow calf...
  • PEDv Update

    Dr. Joel Nerem Late last fall, I wrote my first article centering around PED virus as we had just finished testing our transportation protocols at South Dakota State University (SDSU), and these protocols proved to be effective against PED virus. We were also in the process of testing our 3M...
  • Manure Pumping Safety: March 2014

    by: Marty Rost Many of our system and shareholder barns pump their manure pits in the spring, but pumping safety is not always top of mind. That's because spring is a busy time, and we have lots of other things to think about. But, the welfare of our employees and our animals...
  • Preparing Barns for Spring: March 2014

    by: Adam Schelkopf, DVM Spring is usually a very positive time in the swine industry-a time when Midwestern producers dewinterize and thaw out their barns after being in a deep freeze for several months. It's also an important time to verify that a few key components of our barns functioning...
  • Straight Talk: Sheep & Goat News February 2014

    Last month the sheep industry lost the most forward thinking and successful innovators that I have encountered in my fifty plus practice years in the industry. I had been in practice six years before Dion Van Well was born. What a difference one person can make. I had a few...

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