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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Sheep & Goat News - Vol. 33, Issue 5, June 2013

    Straight Talk 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...
  • Cattle Call June 2013

    Pipestone Cattle News June 2013: Fall Special Long Range Merial has lauched a new sustained release dewormer called LongRange.  The product is a sustained release eprinomectin dewormer which effectively controls internal parasites for 100 to 120 days depending on the parasite.  This essentially can keep cattle parasite free for the entire grazing...
  • Sheep & Goat News- Vol. 33, Issue 4, May 2013

    Weaning Time Successful weaning of your lamb crop requires planning that starts several weeks ahead of the expected wean date. We recommend 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 be...
  • Sheep & Goat News - Vol. 33, Issue 3, April 2013

    Acidosis in lambs Acidosis is a term that is used to describe grain overload. Sheep are ruminants which means they are designed to utilize roughage. The bacteria that live in the rumen are very capable of converting roughage into useable energy. Modern lamb production has producers feeding more concentrates such...
  • Sheep & Goat News - Vol. 33, Issue 2, March 2013

    Farmers and Ranchers Take Center Stage  This week nearly 250 regional, state and national farm, ranch and agribusiness organizations sent a heartfelt "thank you" to Chrysler Group Chair and CEO Sergio Marchionne for its outstanding XLVII Super Bowl commercial "So God Made a Farmer." The ad kicks off a campaign...
  • Veterinary Voices February 2013

    Expanding Space for Expanding Needs   The first time the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic expanded in April of 2008, the three employees staffing it were amazed by the space of the old Amdahl building. However, it didn’t take long for the growing business to fill up the 7,000 square foot warehouse...
  • Sheep & Goat News - Vol. 33, Issue 1, January 2013

    Abortions in Sheep  This is the time of year we have abortion concerns. An occasional abortion is to be expected but it is sometimes difficult to ascertain when has there been too many. Vaccination at this point has little value unless there are later groups lambing. The two leading causes...
  • Veterinary Voices September 2012

    Hard Work Pays off for Carlson Family Preparing for the County Fair doesn’t occur overnight. In fact, Jaden and Jared Carlson began the process last summer—a full year in advance—and their showing season is far from over. Once calves are born in the spring, they must be sorted and picked...
  • Cattle Call September 2012

    Pipestone Cattle News Teamwork is key for Baustians Commitment, cooperation and companionship. These traits mark the success of the Baustian family from Jasper, Min­nesota. Mike and Cyndy began rais­ing swine thirty-two years ago. When their son, Erik, wanted to give farming a try, he turned to cattle. “I always had...
  • Veterinary Voices April 2012

    The Ultimate Sheep Tender The ordinary public often views celebrities as unreachable. Movie star sightings occur by chance, and the only time we converse with politicians is during parades when candidates shake our hands in hopes of securing votes. These encounters lack substance and value. Yet, G.F. Kennedy, affectionately known...

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