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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Spring Ventilation Checklist

    Spring Ventilation Checklist Exterior All soffits open and swept clean Curtains free and insulation removed Emergency curtain drops tested and functioning All fans plugged in, uncovered, and in and in good state of repair Generator started and checked under load Internal Insulation removed from curtains Fan covers removed Emergency dial...
  • It's Time to Think About Abortion

    I will cover sheep and goats.  They are very similar but will point out some of the minute differences. First rule, don’t feed on the ground, these are ingested infections, not venereal. Toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis of cats when ingested by non-immune pregnant females they will likely abort.  There are no vaccines...
  • Straight Talk: VFDD Regulations

    VFD regulations for sheep and goat producers are set to go in effect Jan 1,2017.   As they now stand, this will, unfortunately, eliminate some products to the sheep and goat industries. I am going to attempt to review what currently are producer's options with the necessary products essential for production...
  • Let's Talk Milk

    "Lamb and Kid Milk"  and "Kid Milk", widely accepted and the best products available. Two new products this year, "Kid Milk" is designed only for goat kids and a smaller Milk Machine, Be’Be’-Lac. The Be’Be’-Lac is a smaller version of the Lac-Tek machine and feeds up to 40 kids/lambs. I...
  • Fall Barn Prep Checklist

    Fall is upon us, and with the change of season it’s time to prep our barns for cooler temperatures.  Fall is undoubtedly a busy time of the year with harvest around the corner.  Our fall checklist will ensure all your bases are covered with some tips and tricks along the way.  ...
  • United Nations Discuss Antibiotic Resistance- How Will You Respond?

    United Nations Discuss Antibiotic Resistance – How Will You Respond? By: Dr. Carissa Odland The United Nations met in September in New York, gathering governments from all over the world to debate issues of global importance.  The threat of resistant bacteria was the only topic on the agenda of the all-day “high-level...
  • Focus on Family Farms Leads to Partnerships and Business Opportunities

    For thirty years, Doug Pollema has focused on providing products and services to support family farmers around his business in northwest Iowa. Doug is a native of Hull, Iowa, and after college he started working as an outside salesman and livestock production representative for Hull Feed & Produce, an independent...
  • Preparing for the New 2017 Sheep Catalog

    Our new catalog is in the process of developing.  The following is our introductory statement.  If someone needs a catalog, please let us know.  We have an adequate supply of 2016 left to distribute. Dear valued sheep and goat customers: I have been involved with sheep and goats since 1948...
  • Worms, Worms, Worms

    The last month we have been besieged by calls of lambs dying and struggling on pasture. These calls are not from semiarid range flocks in the west but as usual the Midwest and eastern U.S. When milk flow diminishes the lambs have trouble maintaining nutritional requirements having only high moisture...
  • Responsible Antibiotic Use

    What comes to mind when you hear the word “Antibiotics”?  The media is crawling with content about antibiotics these days.  For consumers - there is a growing concern about bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and sometimes these concerns are coupled with the use of antibiotics in livestock. At Pipestone, we take...

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