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Using Data to Drive Decisions

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As popular headlines focus on the potential link between antibiotic resistance and usage of antibiotics in food animal production, it is more critical than ever for swine veterinarians and producers to work together to use antibiotics in the most effective

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Don’t Ignore Ileitis Control

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Pig farmers agree: Losing a market hog hurts. There are not many topics over which all pig farmers in the U.S. would agree, but two things over which they would agree are first, that no one likes dead pigs; and

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Six Keys to Promoting Nursery Pig Health

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Focusing on these animal welfare basics is critical to getting newly weaned piglets off to a strong start Weaning and the transition to the early nursery stage are the most challenging times for piglets. Minimizing stress during those first few

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Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm

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In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track

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Data Driven Decisions

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“Without data, you are just another person with an opinion” -Edwards Deming I think in numbers, as most people in the sciences do.  As such, I believe very strongly in the value of data to make decisions.  Being able to

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Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow

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Providing independent producers the opportunity to compete in a fast-changing swine industry has been the driving force behind the Pipestone System for more than 25 years. Technologies, genetics and management practices in pork production may have evolved quickly over nearly

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PART: Gathering Research and Broadening the Conversation

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The development of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is a critical issue for human health, with 23,000 people dying each year from an AMR (antimicrobial resistance) infection.  A new program developed by Pipestone is focused gathering critical data about antibiotic resistance

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Investment in Prevention Medicine Pays Off for Pigs and Producers

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure …” The same advice that Benjamin Franklin gave to city leaders in Philadelphia about preventing fires in 1735 can be applied to raising livestock today. Keeping animals healthy and preventing

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Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD’s) Update

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By: Dr. Joseph Yaros Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of talk about the judicious use of antibiotics in livestock. The growing trend of antibiotic resistance in human infections has created pressure on the U.S.

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Give a Helping Ham campaign donates over 82,000 pounds of PORK!

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During the holidays we look forward to connecting with family and friends and enjoying a delicious meal with the prized ham featured in the center of the table.  However, many individuals in our communities are food insecure, and without organizations

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