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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • The Value of Maximizing Lactation Length

    Pipestone has continued to study the effects of lactation length and have completed two large scale trials through our research facilities. The first trial was designed to understand lactation lengths impact on sow weight and growing pig performance. We looked at five treatment groups from 21 days to 30 days...
  • Now Offering Ralco Products

    Pipestone Veterinary Services is now offering Ralco products including First Pulse D, Birthright, De-Lyte and more!   First Pulse D Restores Baby Pigs. Get disadvantage baby pigs up and eating with this colostrum supplement oral drench. Birthright Nap A swine milk replacer used in milk decks. This product is 25lbs...
  • Air Filtration for Swine Herds: A Historical Perspective

    Written by Kevin Schulz. Kevin Schulz is a Senior Content Specialist with National Hog Farmer Dr. Scott Dee of Pipestone Veterinary Services shares what we've learned about air filtration over the years and how its making a difference in the industry. PRRS has been a game changer in the swine industry...
  • PRRS Vaccination: Protect for Your Pigs and the Neighborhood

    All across the Midwest, we are starting to experience the changing of the seasons.  Weather is changing, kids are heading back to school, and combines are being prepared for the impending harvest.  For many swine producers, unfortunately it is also a time of year which conjures up thoughts of PRRS...
  • Step by Step Approach to Raising Pigs

    Starting as a teenager, Ryan Weinkauf has taken a step by step approach to raising pigs and building his farming operation. Ryan grew up as the third generation on his family’s farm just outside of Pipestone, Minnesota. “Dad started raising pigs in the 1970s and 1980s in an old barn...
  • Significant Changes Underway in the Pork Industry

      By: Brian Stevens, President of Big Stone Marketing Here it is the middle of August and we have some pretty significant changes underway in the Pork Industry and I thought I should talk about it in this month’s newsletter.  The topic is the additional packing capacity our industry is...
  • Why Sequence?

    You have the diagnostics in hand. The results tie your stomach in knots, the sample is PRRS virus  PCR positive. If you are lucky, you have not experienced this before but if you are like the other 99% of the people in the swine industry, you have had this feeling...
  • Antibiotic Resistance Myth Busters

    Often we are so overwhelmed with information being shared – through main stream news, social media, and conversations with friends or co-workers.  It can be challenging to decipher what is true versus a myth.  As a veterinarian and mother of two young children, I recognize the importance of getting the...
  • Preventing and Managing Heat Stress

    Have you ever unloaded a group of pigs that are heat stressed following transportation? How do you manage transportation during months of high heat and humidity to prevent or minimize heat stress and transport losses? Here are a few tips to help your pigs weather summer heat and humidity.  It...
  • Genetic Improvements Drive Success

    When I was first being introduced to the swine industry six years ago, I barely scratched the surface on seeing how fast-paced the industry drove its own improvement. Growing up on a purebred beef cattle farm, the idea of upgrading production practices was pretty foreign aside from some attempts at...

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