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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • 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...
  • Welcome to the team, Dr. Joseph Yaros!

    Joseph originally grew up in Upstate New York with three twin brothers on a 1000 ewe sheep farm. He spent his summers showing pure bred Suffolk sheep at the county and state fairs, while helping taking care of the family farm. Caring for livestock and understanding the management of the...
  • Fly Control

    Some of the most common pests within a hog operation include your common house fly and fruit fly. These pests are not only a risk for transferring diseases, but are also a nuisance to the animals and people that work or reside in these barns. Once these pests are established...
  • Rams & Breeding

    We recently had a webinar discussing what we need to do with ewes to get them ready for breeding season. Often rams are forgotten.  Sperm is being developed six weeks prior to breeding so fertility checking rams at breeding time is ok, but if they haven't been handled correctly the...
  • Straight Talk: July 2016

    We survived the weather in Sedalia. Midwest Sale was strong as usual. The highlight of the trip for me was the opportunity to visit with Larry Mead. The Heartland group are doing a great job of managing the sale but there would have been no sale without Larry Mead.   What...
  • Toxoplasmosis

    I was asked to talk about Toxoplasmosis and additional information is available in our Veterinary Guide book or on the blog site but for today I am going to review how the organism infects sheep and goats. Cats become infected by animals infected with the parasite usually rodents or small birds. Rodents...

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