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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Kemin Host 2016 Swine Forum

    Kemin Host 2016 Swine Forum focused on Risk Management On May 25th the Kemin Risk Management Team, led by Dr. Mark Bienhoff, hosted the 2017 Swine Forum, at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center. The successful event provided a platform for interactive, facilitated discussion with respect to fundamental industry biosecurity and risk...
  • Safe Pork Part 3

    Hormone use in pork production is a really common area of misconception. I have frequently heard statements alluding to the idea that pigs are “pumped” with hormones to make them grow faster. For some reason people are under the impression that pigs couldn’t possibly grow so fast without the aid...
  • 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...
  • Pipestone Lamb & Wool Facility Tour

    News Release Pipestone Lamb and Wool Facility Tour, June 6,  2016 The Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program, dedicated to changing sheep production to make it more profitable for producers, is excited to offer an idea filled, sheep facility tour.  The Pipestone Lamb and Wool program offer this tour every other...
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill post first quarterly loss

    According to an article on MarketWatch, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. sales plummeted another 23%, which led to the company’s first loss as a public company. Chipotle offered its IPO in January 2006 and was profitable until last year, when a number of health outbreaks at its restaurants around the country sent its profits...
  • Straight Talk: May 2016

    You often hear about the shortage of food animal veterinarians, particularly in remote locations. In the sheep and goat business, most of the small producers experience it regardless of location. On the sheep side, 95% of the producer’s flocks are 100 ewes or less and that statistic I suspect is...

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