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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • 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...
  • 2016 Pork Congress Winners

    Award season is upon us, recently South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa held their Pork Congress events.  Many were nominated by their neighbors and peers for their dedication, innovation and efficiency at their farm and with the pork industry. Throughout all three states, we have some customers and employees we would...
  • 5 Ways to Better Use Your Money

    Spencer Wayne, PhD, DVM – Pipestone Veterinary Services Don’t Cut the Wrong Corners When things get tight, a logical first step is to start trimming costs, but be careful when doing this.  Things were put in place for a reason.  Make sure that the reason is still attended to.  Here...
  • Give a Helping Ham

    PIPESTONE teamed up with local grocery stores this holiday season on a project called “Give a Helping Ham” with one goal in mind: Help Fight Hunger.  One out of every five kids in America struggle with hunger.   “There are an astounding number of families in our community that are food insecure...
  • PART: Record, Review, and Respond

    PART Antibiotic Use & Antibiotic Resistance (amongst animal welfare and gestation stalls) is one of the top concerns that consumers have today with how their food is raised.  This concern has become evident with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) recently going into effect, which discontinued the sub-therapeutic (growth promotion) use...
  • Wean to Market PRRS Control Strategies

    By: Dr. Bryan Myers As I begin to write this article, it is 6:00 AM and it is 38 degrees outside and I can’t see my neighbor’s house because of the fog.  Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind is this is a day that PRRS virus thrives in. ...
  • VFD FAQ's

    How do I know if a VFD is needed? VFD’s are required for feed antibiotics that are in the category of being “important” to human medicine.  Your veterinarian and feed mill manager will let you know if a VFD is required. ***A detailed list is provided at the bottom of the page How...
  • Give a Helping Ham

    PIPESTONE and local grocery stores are teaming up on a project called “Give a Helping Ham” that will donate pork to food banks.  “There are an astounding number of families in our community that are food insecure.  Give a Helping Ham is a simple way to get the community involved...

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