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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Community Highlights

    Community Highlights Pipestone and their employees are always excited to give back to the communities we live and work in.  Here are a few highlights from May: Free Throws for Kids Pipestone held their 2nd annual Free Throws for Kids event.  The free throw competition between Pipestone departments is a fun way...
  • Iron Needs in the Pig

    By: Dr. Adam Schelkopf  Have you ever wondered why we give piglets iron?  Who would give the piglet iron if we were not there to provide it?  These are good questions and fortunately ones we have answers to so you can best weigh your options when it comes to iron. Iron...
  • Keep Biosecurity Top of Mind

    World Pork Expos is here and county fair, and livestock show season is around the corner.  These are great events that celebrate agriculture and our rural communities.  We at Pipestone encourage everyone to attend and support these events. The presence of swine at these events poses a biosecurity risk for...
  • Safe Pork- Part 2

    Antibiotics Before talking about antibiotic use in pigs, I think it is important to make sure we are all on the same page regarding a couple of foundational facts. Every farmer and Veterinarian would like to have healthy pigs all the time. Farmers and Veterinarians who work with pigs use...
  • Safe Pork

    Part 1 When I was a VERY visibly pregnant swine vet (see photo of my coveralls stretching to their max), I would get funny questions all the time about when I would introduce my baby to the pork industry. I liked to joke about introducing my newborn baby to bacon...
  • Focusing on Business Basics Allows Family Farm to Thrive

    Focusing on sound business practices and management strategies has allowed the Schwerin family of Wood Lake, Minnesota, to build the foundation for a farm that provides opportunities for family members today and for generations to come. Dave Schwerin started farming with his father, Harlan Schwerin, in 1978.  They raised corn...
  • Ventilation Guidelines

    With temperatures fluctuating this time of year, ventilation can be tricky business.  Here are some basic guidelines and checklists to keep your pigs healthy and you stress-free.         Fundamentals Curtain Barn 1. Spread fans 1 degree per 10 CFM and max of 4-degree spread 2. Delay to...
  • Award Highlights

    We’ve always been proud of the great group of people working at Pipestone and the farmers we work alongside.  It’s hard not to be with some of the outstanding honors they have received lately! Don Buhl – Siehl Prize Dr. Cameron Schmitt – 40 Under 40 Casey Neill – Early Career...
  • PEDv: Journey from China to United States

    When PEDv hit North America in 2013, it had many in the swine industry scratching their heads wondering how and why?  For any of you that were listening during your high school history classes, history tends to repeat itself.  Dr. Scott Dee with Pipestone Applied Research knew that in order...
  • Spring Labor Saving Tips for Cattlemen

    By Dr. Larry Goelz Spring is a busy time of the year with beef cows calving and corn planting around the corner.  One of the best parts of being a Veterinarian is learning about the innovative ways some of our client find to save time and labor.  Take a look...

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