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Meet the Sturtevants

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Generations of the Sturtevant family have raised crops and livestock on the same land in northwestern Illinois since the 1850s.  While the size and scope of the farm that Mark Sturtevant owns and operates with his father, brother and cousins,

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Are you prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act?

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Food Safety Modernization Act: Highlights for pig producers and feed manufacturers It may only be June but many feed mills are currently gearing up for the September 18th deadline to be compliant with the newly installed Food Safety Modernization Act, or

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Check out our new Swine Shirts!

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Check out our NEW Swine Shirts! “STOP Swine-ing and Get to Work” and “Get Piggy with it“

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Producer Preparations for an FDA audit at your farm

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The FDA inspector will likely tell you the specific VFD that they randomly selected which prompted a visit to your farm – be prepared with details on that VFD / group of pigs such as: How long did you medicate

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Pipestone Welcomes Bethany Clinic to the Team

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Pipestone Veterinary Services is excited to announce the addition of Bethany Swine Health Services.  The acquisition made in April of 2017 will bring Pipestone Veterinary Services to five clinic locations with 34 veterinarians on staff. Pipestone’s veterinarian Dr. Adam Schelkopf’s

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Welcome, Dr. Monte Fuhrman!

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We are proud to welcome Dr. Monte Fuhrman to the Pipestone Veterinary Services team! Dr. Fuhrman is a native of Warner, SD and graduate of South Dakota State University and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, he

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5 Opportunities to Control and Prevent Scours in Farrowing

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Scours can be a difficult and chronic issue within a farrowing barn. Not only does it affect the health and growth of the pig, but it also can be detrimental to people who work in the farms daily. For this

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Celebrating 75 Years of Advancing Animal Care Every Day

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Since 1942, Pipestone Veterinary Services (PVS) has provided quality care to animals large and small. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2017, we’d like to highlight some of the rich history of the practice that has called home to

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Get to Know your Neighbors with a Spring BBQ

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By: Sylvia Wolters After winter, we’re all itching to get outdoors, so why not get to know your neighbors with a spring BBQ!  We’ve made a party for 10 or 100 easy.  There are two key things that will make

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Responsible Antibiotic Use from Familes to Farm

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By: Dr. Carissa Odland Emma, my 4-year-old daughter, recently had what I suspected was an ear infection – then she started having drainage out of the ear, which has been typical for her.  Ear infections are typically caused by viruses

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