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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • 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...
  • Straight Talk: VFD Update

    VFD Update Veterinary Feed Directive rules. They are not simple and I have had numerous calls from producers and veterinarians trying to get on the same page. On December 2nd, 2016 the rule was amended to allow extra label use in minor species. This was followed by a Compliance Policy...
  • Handling Ewes that have Pregnancy Disease

    By: Dr. Jay Bobb Pregnancy disease is a metabolic disease that occurs in ewes late in pregnancy carrying multiple fetuses. Ewes carrying multiple lambs have less rumen capacity, and at the same time require an increase of 50-75% more calorie intake the last several weeks of gestation. Once a ewe...
  • Milk & Milk Machine Webinar Follow Up

    We continue to receive thanks and compliments daily on the services we provide answering email questions 24/7 and fielding numerous calls here at the clinic.  We appreciate your returned support through purchasing products through us.  Some of the products we provide are educational such as the Shepherd’s Club, for $80 you...
  • 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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