Inside the System

Biosecurity Steps that Work!

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Fall is the time when us pig veterinarians start getting nervous to answer phone calls from our farmers. The shorter days mean different things for veterinarians and farmers, but it’s an equally busy time of year. For farmers, autumn means

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Do You Know Manure’s Value

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Written by Marty Rost, Environmental Specialist The last two manure application seasons were the most difficult seasons I’ve dealt with. Excess rains, early snow and cold made the 2018 fall one we’d all like to forget. If that wasn’t enough,

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Episode 6: Water Quality

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Listen to Dr. Spencer Wayne discuss the water quality at your barn with Dr. Todd Williams.

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Talking Pigs to People

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As a farmer, no one is more passionate, caring, or committed to humane care and safe food than you!  Today, only 2% of the population raise food.  Today’s consumers are more and more removed from the farm.  Summertime provides a

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Antimicrobial Resistance: We don’t have all the answers yet!

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Late in the day as you are watching the evening news you learn about an individual who was confirmed with an antibiotic resistant bacterial infection. The story continues describing how there has been an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections around the

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’19 Pork Masters: Protecting our U.S. pork population

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’19 Pork Masters: Protecting our U.S. pork population Veterinarian Scott Dee finds answers off the beaten path. The Dutch Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh once said, “I would rather die of passion than boredom.” For U.S. pork producers and the

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Episode 4: Secure Pork Plan

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Listen in for Episode 4 of Swine Time with Dr. Brent Pepin as he talks about Secure Pork Plan and how to prepare incase of a Foreign Disease outbreak.

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SwineTime Podcast with Pipestone Veterinary Services

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Pipestone Veterinary Services is pleased to present “Swine Time” the podcast created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Our first podcast deals with the subject of African Swine Fever and what it means to the

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Keeping Antibiotics in the Arsenal: Pigs Can Still Get Sick

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By Ann Hess, editor at National Hog Farmer When the new FDA antibiotic guidance rules went into effect Jan. 1, 2017, it was a good reminder to all pig farmers that antibiotic stewardship is very important and to strive for

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Effective Execution Drives Feed Efficiency

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There are three drivers influencing cost of production today; facilities, weaned pigs and feed, with feed cost accounting for over 50% of the total cost of production. Thus, producers should be focused on either reducing feed cost or improving whole

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