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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Fly Control

    Some of the most common pests within a hog operation include your common house fly and fruit fly. These pests are not only a risk for transferring diseases, but are also a nuisance to the animals and people that work or reside in these barns. Once these pests are established...
  • Game Changers in 75 Years of Veterinary Medicine

    Pipestone Veterinary Services is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving clients this year.  It’s astounding how much has changed in 75 years of animal care.  Here is my list of the most significant changes since 1942: Transportation. In 1942 livestock were herded or transported by small trucks and...
  • Meet the Sturtevant Family

    Generations of the Sturtevant family have raised crops and livestock on the same land in northwestern Illinois since the 1850s.  While the size and scope of the farm that Mark Sturtevant owns and operates with his father, brother and cousins, has changed over the years, their focus on continuous improvement...
  • Are you prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act

    Food Safety Modernization Act: Highlights for pig producers and feed manufacturers It may only be June but many feed mills are currently gearing up for the September 18th deadline to be compliant with the newly installed Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA. This new federal regulation was actually put into law...
  • Pipestone Welcomes Bethany Clinic to the Team

    Pipestone Veterinary Services is excited to announce the addition of Bethany Swine Health Services.  The acquisition made in April of 2017 will bring Pipestone Veterinary Services to five clinic locations with 34 veterinarians on staff. Pipestone’s veterinarian Dr. Adam Schelkopf’s family has successfully operated the Bethany Animal Hospital for more...
  • Producer Preparations for an FDA audit at your farm

    The FDA inspector will likely tell you the specific VFD that they randomly selected which prompted a visit to your farm – be prepared with details on that VFD / group of pigs such as: How long did you medicate the pigs?  Does this match up with the duration listed...
  • Welcome Dr. Monte Fuhrman

    We are proud to welcome Dr. Monte Fuhrman to the Pipestone Veterinary Services team! Dr. Fuhrman is a native of Warner, SD and graduate of South Dakota State University and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, he has spent his career providing swine veterinary service and consultation...
  • 5 Opportunities to Control and Prevent Scours in Farrowing

    Scours can be a difficult and chronic issue within a farrowing barn. Not only does it affect the health and growth of the pig, but it also can be detrimental to people whom work in the farms daily. For this article, I will not be talking about treatments for scours...
  • Celebrating 75 Years of Advancing Animal Care Every Day

    Since 1942, Pipestone Veterinary Services (PVS) has provided quality care to animals large and small. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2017, we’d like to highlight some of the rich history of the practice that has called home to the Pipestone community for so many years. The Pipestone Vet Clinic...
  • Get to Know Your Neighbors with a Spring BBQ

    by: Sylvia Wolters After winter, we’re all itching to get outdoors, so why not get to know your neighbors with a spring BBQ!  We’ve made a party for 10 or 100 easy.  There are two key things that will make your event a success!            ...

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