Latest Pipestone System News

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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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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AASV Recognizes 2018 Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year

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News Release from AASV March 5, 2018 — The American Association of Swine Veterinarian’s Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Adam Schelkopf during the 49th Annual Meeting of the AASV in San Diego, CA.  It

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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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Strep Control

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Streptococcus suis (commonly known as strep) is a very common bacterial agent present in all pigs. S. suis gets into the pigs’ bloodstream and then affects pigs throughout their entire body. Classic clinical signs of S. suis include fever, meningitis

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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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