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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • 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!            ...
  • Questions & Answers

    Recently, we have had quite a few questions from producers and would like to share some of them. Question: We have some ewes that had their lambs weaned off 5 days ago. Had all feed taken away with little water for day 1 - 2 then on days 3...
  • Straight Talk: March 2017

    I just read a report where according to the USDA only one half of sheep producers consult a veterinarian once a year and only a third of goat producers do. In this day and age, this a concerning fact. Animal welfare and profitability are at risk. I am puzzled as...
  • Calving Time Reflections

    By Dr. Jay Bobb I think over the last thirty years that I have been in Veterinary practice there have been significant changes for the better in the beef cattle industry.   There is no doubt that both the purebred and commercial cow calf producer have faced numerous challenges and found solutions...
  • Responsible Antibiotic Use from Families to Farms

    By: Dr. Carissa Odland Emma, my 4-year-old daughter, recently had what I suspected was an ear infection – then she started having drainage out of the ear, which has been typical for her.  Ear infections are typically caused by viruses so I did not think it was necessary to take...
  • A Passion for Pigs and People

    Barb Becker has a passion for pigs and people! Recently at the Pipestone System All Farm Employee meeting, she was recognized for just that. Barb was honored with the Pipestone Pioneer award for being one of the first Pipestone team members to forge the path of the Pipestone System. Barb...

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